Gaia Democratic School

Current News:

SCHOOL STARTED SEPT. 8, 2014      Hours are 9:30am-4:00pm

Download our 2014-15 school calendar here: 
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*We are loving our new home in the First Unitarian Society at 900 Mt. Curve Ave. Minneapolis, 55403. Our entrance is on Groveland, facing the back of the Walker Art Center. 

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Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Volunteer Info Gathering- Wed., Nov. 19, 6:00pm

Fundraising Committee Mtg.Tues., Nov. 25, 5:30-7:00pm

Council Meeting-
 Wed. Nov. 26, 5:30pm

Learning Committee Mtg.- Wed. Dec. 3, 4:30pm

No School- Mon. Nov. 27, 28

Share the Love Pizza Luce Fundraiser: Mon. Dec. 8 from 5:00-9:00
Eat at the downtown Luce and 25% goes to Gaia- must bring flyer!

Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences- Dec. 9, 10, 11

GAIA GARDEN GROUP is planting Fall bulbs in our new garden! Getting the grounds ready for Winter and thinking ahead to Spring has been a fun learning experience.
Thanks to the Jeffers Foundation school garden grant we were awarded, the Gaia Garden Group met weekly over the Summer in the Kingfield Community Garden. 

http://www.jeffersfoundation.org/

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Let us know by email if you have items to donate. Here is our WISHLIST:
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PAST EVENTS:
Here are some
 student created
SCHOOL NEWS PAPERS FROM 2013-2014 School Year:

GaiaDSWinterNewspaper__1_.pdf

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8qRT4ORt9jxRWRnc0pBck16S2RxNUNaLWFBcXJvM2RaOWpZ/edit?usp=sharing

The 2nd Annual 
Gaia Family Carnival/Open House 
on Fri. July 25, 2014 was wonderful fun! Featuring Silly Miss Tilly, a Gaia DS Community Talent Show, art, 
food, games, entertainment, and more fun!


School Camping Trip at Camp Sacajawea-June 9, 10, 11
 A GREAT time was had by all! We went to the beach, did some kayaking, played lots of games, built fires, told stories, made art, cooked together, celebrated a birthday and our first year as Gaia DS. June 9, 10, 11

SCHOOL PLAY- 2014
Gaia Democratic School proudly presents: 

"Spirit of the World" 

An original musical mythical production

Showing at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  
May 22-24, 2014


7pm- Thurs. Fri. Sat May 22, 23, 24 + 3:00 matinee Sat. May 24

Two special children meet The Shadow in a modern day alley and a spectacular adventure through Babylon ensues. A mischievous band of tricksters lead the youth on a quest to recover lost symbols and save the Tree of Life. On the journey, we meet power hungry King Nimrod, mystical Queen Semaramis, their loyal Golem, a mysterious Wind Goddess, a confused beast and other strange creatures who are all part of the mythical, magical, dangerous fun.

Written and conceived by Zion BraveHeart, Performed by Gaia DS students,
Coordinated by Starri Hedges.

Our Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the play was a great success! 
Watch the student made video:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gaia-democratic-school-spirit-of-the-world-youth-created-multimedia-theater/x/3425345

More PAST EVENTS: 
Field Trip to Chutes and Ladders: Wed. April 30


Heart of the Beast MAYDAY Parade and Festival: Come visit us at our table in Powderhorn Park! Free Face painting and more fun Sun. May 4th, 12-5pm

Music Therapy Workshop with Lindsay: Mon. May 12 

Graduation/School Picnic Celebration: Fri. June 6 from 11:00-3:00 at Lake Harriet (Beard's Plaisance Pavillion)

Sampling of GAIA CLASSES 
(from 4/28/2014)
School Meetings: 1:00 pm in the Sun Room

Monday
10:15-11:15- Creative Writing w/ Starri- Home Room

11:30-12:45- Play practice- TROT

1:45-2:45- D & D w/ Maurine- Sunroom

2:15-3:00- Art & Crafting w/ Shellee –Purple Room

2:15-3:15- Movement w/ Robert and Allison- Chapel

2:15-3:15- Snack & Chat w/ Starri- TROT

2:15- Super Fun Math Games w/ Liz- HomeRoom

Tuesday  
10:15-11:15- DreamTime w/ Starri TROT

11:30-12:30- Anthropology & World Religions w/ Starri – Home Room

12:00-1:00- Game Time- HomeRoom

1:30-2:15- Apocalypse Survival w/ Anne- TROT

2:15-3:15 Acting/The Play- Chapel

Wednesday
10:00-10:50- Mythology & Storytelling w/ Starri- HomeRoom

12:00-1:00- Play practice- TROT

1:15-2:15- Nature Study w/ Liz V.- Outside when possible

2:15-3:15- Global Studies w/ Autumn & Uly- TROT

2:15-3:15- Play - Chapel  

Thursday (No Sun Room until 10:15)
10:15-11:15- Warriors w/ Milan- TROT

11:30-12:30 Yoga w/ Emily- TROT

1:30-2:15- Book Club w/ Anne- TROT

2:15-3:15- Computers w/ Maurine-various locations

2:15-3:15- Play - Chapel

Friday Pie Day! (No Sunroom until 11:00)  
11:150-12:15- Astrology 101 w/ Starri- TROT
12:30-1:15- Gender and Women's Studies w/ Riley - TROT  

1:15-2:00- Tarot w/ Ana –TROT

2:15-3:15- Play practice- Chapel

Happening Spontaneously: Cooking/Baking, Engineering, Philosophy, Music-Playing & Recording (Rock & Roll, et all), Magic the gathering, Goats Club, and whatever we dream up next!

Our 2013 FALL EQUINOX FIELD TRIP to Lake Harriet was a beautiful day! Here we are at the Rose Gardens:



Our 100% cotton Tee Shirts are available in 2 designs--the Gaia Logo--Rainbow Tree and the Gaia Mascot--the Rainbow Unicorn. Support our school and look fabulous for only $20.00. We now have both black and white shirts available!

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Gaia Democratic School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. GDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, or national and ethnic origin. 

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