Reminder: No School Friday, Dec. 3 (except Harambee Elem., which is in session)
Reminder: No School Friday, Dec. 3 (except Harambee Elem., which is in session)

Reminder that there is no school Friday, Dec. 3, for students in Roseville Area Schools (except for Harambee, which is in session). Have a great weekend!

Harambee Elementary Principal's Message

As a mother of three middle school students myself, I know that these elementary years are precious years of development for our children. My professional experiences, which range from the classroom to devoted equity work and also a variety of leadership positions, are all fueled by the greatness of young people and what families and schools can do together.

Our dedicated staff, our unique year-round school year calendar, and the House Model make our school a place which fuels creativity, critical thinking, academic excellence, and the inclusion of all learners. We know that friends and families of students are an integral part of co-creating and sustaining our school community as a space for belonging and excellence.

Being entrusted with young people each day demands us to 

  • let love lead and know our “why”
  • believe in our students and the excellence they can achieve 
  • ​​​​​​​reduce the racialized achievement gap
  • amplify student voice
  • remove barriers for student success
  • remain in clear and authentic communications with parents
  • hold inclusion for all identities, cultures, statuses, and needs
  • stay in intentional focus on the academic pathways and specific strengths for each unique learner
  • grow in and stay connected with the community of our young people and surrounding neighborhoods 

​​​​​​​The list could continue because the trust of families to Harambee is important and our responsibility to belonging and excellence is part of the Harambee Way.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns; hearing from you is always welcome!  I can be reached at 651-379-2501 or nasreen.fynewever@isd623.org.

Nasreen Fynewever (she/her)
Principal, Harambee Elementary School