Winter in Texas is nothing if not unpredictable. This past weekend many may have watched the famous groundhog in Pennsylvania but right here in Central TX we have “Armadillo Bob” who made an appearance at the Armadillo Day celebration and declared an early Spring for the Lone Star State. Since Spring and Summer are on the horizon we have been busily planning for the upcoming months and have lots of important information to share below.
The Saplings are talking about Gardens and Growth this month. Ms. Melissa and Ms. Barbra will be talking about the transition from Winter to Spring, sprouting beans and even beginning preparation for Spring planting. If you haven’t already donated wipes to the classroom this month please bring a box of unscented wipes at your earliest convenience.
The Treehouse students will be talking about Love and Friendship. Ms. Janie and Mr. Robert have been working with the children on completing their felting projects from last month and they are looking forward to the upcoming Friendship Tea.
CLOSURES & EVENTS
February 13th & 14th Ourstudents will celebrate their Friendship with a tea and special morning snack next week. In lieu of exchanging valentines we celebrate with special activities and/or games for the children. Children are welcome to don festive red, white or pink apparel for the occasion. We would appreciate the assistance of 1 or 2 parents for each class the morning of the celebration so if interested in volunteering please email us for details.
PARENT SOCIETY SOCIAL Tuesday, February 19th, 7-9pm Inspired by the themes of Love, Friendship and Kindness we invite all parents to come for an evening social. The evening will not only provide an opportunity for you to connect with other parents but also hear from special guests speaking on the important topic of self care. In order to take care of children it is imperative to take care of yourself! We hope you can join us!
SPRING BREAK CLOSURE
2013-2014 KINDERGARTEN – FIRST GRADE REGISTRATION Registration is now open to current Good Earth families for the 2013/14 Kinder-First program! Children that will reach
4 1/2 years of age by June 2013 will be eligible to participate. Registration opens to the public on February 18th so if interested please review details and contact us now.
2013 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION
Our Summer Camp program is a wonderful opportunity for older siblings to participate in the waldorf-inspired curriculum we offer at the farm! Children 5-9y of age are eligible and spaces are very limited this year! Click here for details and registration information
2013-2014 TUITION CHANGE
We are pleased to provide a unique Waldorf-inspired program for your child, a healthy lunch/snacks and safe environment in which they can explore nature. In the past 4 years we have moved to providing an almost exclusively organic diet to the children, extended the hours of our MDO program (previously 8-1pm, now 8-3:30pm) and improved the property/surroundings here on the farm. We have been fortunate enough to improve our program without changing tuition rates, however, the rising cost of food and materials will necessitate a change in tuition effective June 1, 2013. Please note that the supply fee for the Sapling and Treehouse students is now included in the monthly tuition rate. The sibling discount of 5% off total tuition will still apply to those families with more than one child enrolled. We appreciate your continued support and urge you to please come to us with any questions.