Community Event: Doing Good Together

Minneapolis is fortunate to have a local organization, Doing Good Together (DGT), that has the heart of connecting families with serving others.  Their webpage explains their goal as, “Empowering families to raise caring, engaged children by offering unique programs and events, valuable services, and fun activities that promote kindness and giving.”

DGT are sponsoring an event called, “Festival of Giving” on September 30 from 12:00 – 4:00 at Nicollet Island Pavillon.  If you want more information, are interested, or ready to sign up, please follow this link:


Parent Workshop: Mindful Parenting: End the Fighting, Yelling and Frustration

Bethlehem Covenant Church is hosting a Parent Workshop on Friday, January 26.  The title is, “Mindful Parenting: End the Fighting, Yelling and Frustration”.

Dinner will begin at 5:45 p.m. and the seminar will begin at 6:15 p.m. with childcare provided.

We’d love to have you join us and if you are interested, please register at this link:

Registration ends on January 19.


Free Passes to Amazing Events


This is a brand new arts access program open exclusively to metro public library users. As a pilot program, smARTpass is a smaller-scale, six-month test to see how a larger-scale program might work in practice. If you have a library card from any of the eight public library systems in the Twin Cities 7-county metro (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties, and the city of Saint Paul), you have the opportunity to reserve free and/or discounted admission to a wide range of arts experiences.


Hello Families,

Can you believe that today was a “Sunscreen Day”?  If the UV index is a 5 or above we need to apply sunscreen to children who will be outside more than 20 minutes.  We use a lotion from Rocky Mountain Sunscreen- here is information taken from their website ( explaining their product:

  • Enhanced Bonding Base Formula
    •   SPF 50 Broad Spectrum 400nm UVA / UVB with Avobenzone
    •   Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • Hypoallergenic Moisturizing Sunscreen
    •   Safe for daily use
    •   Greaseless and non-comedogenic
    •   Free of fragrance, DEA, nut oil, gluten, glycol, PABA, Casein, silicone, and retinyl palmitate.
  • Provides maximum FDA certified, broad spectrum protection. Allows skin to breathe and perspire, keeping body cool naturally. Bonding-based formulas do not wash away during water activities or periods of extreme perspiration.

If you choose to supply your own sunscreen for your child it needs to be a lotion – we do not use spray products.  The product needs to be given to a teacher – none can be stored in their cubby.