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Nettie & Friends supports Maxfield Learning Center and Maxfield School, St. Paul, MN.

Nettie & Friends works with Maxfield School in St. Paul, MN to enrich learning experiences for students by meeting specific needs that expand the learning landscape or remove roadblocks to student success.

Annual Fund Raising Show and Sale at the Egg & I Restaurant, St. Paul. December 2017

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Monday, February 4, 2013

When your pants are too tight, you might have trouble learning.

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Have you ever worn pants so tight they leave red marks on your waist?  Or so tight that you can’t get the button undone?

Now imagine trying to concentrate on learning when your pants are that tight. 

Then imagine when you have to go to the bathroom and can’t get the button undone because your pants are so tight?  Panic time, right?

I have a student like that.  She’s six and going through a growth spurt.  On top of that, even though her parents know she needs pants a size larger, they don’t have the money to buy new ones.

But you helped her out today. 

Because you support Nettie & Friends, I was able to take her to the uniform closet.  We chose a pair that looked about right with a little elastic in the back.  She slipped them on for a perfect fit, with a little room left for growth.  We found another pair of “just right” pants to put in her backpack in case she needed them.  We put her too small uniform pants in the laundry basket to be cleaned for another student who might need them.

When I called her mom to explain the wardrobe change, she was so appreciative.  “I know she is growing, but we just don’t have the money for new clothes.  This cold weather is taking a bite out of our money, and we’ve had some car trouble.”

So when you think of Nettie & Friends, think of what you did today for both that student and her parents.  Thank you so much.