Give to the Max Day 2020

Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make our state a better place.

That initial spark touched off an outpouring of generosity, raising $14 million in 24 hours. Give to the Max Day has since become Minnesota’s annual giving holiday, raising nearly $200 million in its first 11 years. Every year, thousands of organizations and individuals generate donations and excitement for causes that are working to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans.

Frassati Catholic Academy certainly improves the quality of life for its students and families. Therefore, on Thursday, November 19, we are asking our community to join together on Give to the Max Day and make a gift to Frassati Catholic Academy. Your investment will be directed to the Frassati Annual Fund, which supports student scholarships and teacher development. Gifts of every size truly make a difference, allowing us to keep tuition steady and make Catholic education accessible to all. 

Please join us on this state-wide day of giving and visit bit.ly/GiveMNFCA to make your gift to Frassati Catholic Academy in support of Catholic education.

Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to fulfill our school mission: Frassati Catholic Academy is dedicated to educating students in a nurturing and encouraging environment grounded in the Catholic Tradition, inspiring a love of learning, and empowering students to grow in faith, while sharing their gifts for the common good.

Waste Not, Want Not

As part of the fifth-graders Stewardship Project, students looked for ways to build awareness around recycling.

First, the students created signs to place in common spaces throughout the school.

Next, they looked through the school’s recycled items to see if anything could be given a second life. The students used some items to create giraffe and tortoise art projects. Other materials were converted into a planter box to grow fresh produce for our school tortoise, Russell.

Using recycled boxes lined with plastic bags, the students planted kale, two varieties of lettuce, and carrots – a few of Russell’s favorite foods.

Lastly, the fifth-graders made signs to remind students to bring their pop tabs to school, which are collected to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

While recycling awareness tends to go hand-in-hand with spring cleaning and Earth Day, our students are on a mission to keep this important message front and center year-round.

Coming Together

While ‘coming together’ looks very different this year, our Falcons have found new ways to create community and celebrate special occasions.

Throughout the building last Friday, students gathered in their black and orange attire and participated in Halloween festivities. Some classrooms had special visitors and others got to connect with friends from other grades.

** Please note that preschool students are not required to wear face masks.

Principal Gallivan was the special guest reader in Mrs. Follmer’s and Mrs. Rocklin’s preschool classroom.

Mrs. Barry’s preschool class had the middle school ambassadors visit to help with their Halloween party.

And the middle schoolers even participated in a pumpkin carving contest, where they made their Jack-o-Lanterns at home and brought them back to the school for judging. The creations were lit up and on display in the bus lane. Winners were then selected and announced on social media.

Between the special Halloween activities and the return of the warm sunshine, students were abuzz with a level of excitement that made for an exceptional end to the week!