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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Getting Ready

For back to school!  
You've gotta love shopping for new school supplies (well, at least I do!)

Teachers and "Friends" scour the local ads to get the best prices on school supplies.  From something as small as a pencil sharpener to a field trip bus, your contributions make a difference in the lives of our students.

As we move into the "new" year, we are excited to meet our students and families.  Because of Nettie & Friends we are able to bring experiences to students like never before.

The staff and students have been very busy working on improving our Maxfield courtyard - work that began last summer and continued throughout the school year and into this summer.  It is truly a work in progress that includes a new birdbath to entice even more birds to our "viewing station."  This small investment brings big smiles, great questions and wonderful observations from our students.  Teachers have to plan extra time to transition through the main hallway to allow students time to look for their favorite 'red' bird.  We stop to wonder how that squirrel manages to squeeze itself inside the bird feeder.  Thank you for your support in sparking a love of the natural world in a new generation.

Look for more news about what YOU help to bring to Maxfield.

While getting ready for this new school year, I know friends are also gearing up for this year's Sale of the Season in December.  Watch for more updates about the sale and other ways to support Maxfield School through Nettie & Friends.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Time Flies When You Are Having Fun (and Learning!)

Check out the smiles on the faces of these Kindergarten students.  They are busy celebrating 100 days of school.  Counting.  Making patterns.  Smiling.  Making a necklace.  You helped this happen. 

How to make a 100 days of school necklace:
First, you count out ten groups of ten.

        Then, you check with your friends and start                     stringing your ten groups of ten in a colorful pattern.

Then, you celebrate (and say "Thank you.)