• From the Director •
So far, it has been a busy winter. Children are actively playing and exploring and teachers are busy planning in response to the interests that are popping up from the kids.
We recently had an all school “Marble Run” challenge. The ‘marble runs’ are one of the most popular materials and widely used materials in our school. So, I challenged the teachers, to challenge the children in their class, to construct their own marble run made of out recycled materials. Wow! Each class’s marble run was pretty amazing. Children had to work together, cooperate, take turns, discuss ideas, use their spatial skills, troubleshoot using trial and error and problem solve, problem solve, problem solve! I will soon send another “all school challenge” their way.
The new Baby/Toddler + Parent/Caregiver Cooperative Group is going very well. The adults and children are enthusiastic, energetic and seem to be having a very good time. We had so much interest in the group that we are holding one session on Tuesday and one on Thursday and have a waitlist of families who would like to join.
Our annual Bake Sale, benefiting our community partner, Riverdale Mental Health Association (Mosaic), will be held next week on Thursday and Friday, February 8th and 9th. Please save your quarters and spend generously. Last year we raised $1200 and hope to match or beat that amount this year. And, the goodies are yummy!
Soon we will all participate in another “Giving Tree” project and of course, we are beginning to make plans for our Gala, our big fundraiser of the year. If you would like to join the Gala Committee, we always need more help! Just contact the Parent Group or leave word in the office.
Stay warm and healthy.