We are so excited to experience the power of the total solar eclipse this Monday! We will not, however, be outside attempting to view the eclipse, risking keeping the children's eyes covered or using homemade viewing devices. We did not think it wise to order safety viewing glasses, either.
I will ask staff to move the children inside for lunch beginning at 11:30am, followed by our normal rest time. We will not return outside with the children until 3:00pm Monday.
Here is the time table for the eclipse in Austin:
11:41 am Mon, Aug 21
Partial Eclipse begins The Moon...
Back to School Fun!
Tuesday/Wednesday...self-serve back to school photo booth at drop-off (after 8:00am) and at pick-up!
Wednesday...Apple Pie Social 6:30-8:00 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunities across the school! Grandparents are welcome to be volunteers!
Year-long opportunities for 45 minutes to 1 hour, 1x/week, Sept-May, review and sign-up HERE!
September-only volunteer opportunities, review and sign-up HERE! We especially need help spreading mulch on the play yards this week!
baby or pet yard fencing...
Rain or shine, our final parent workday for the 2014/2015 school year will be held tomorrow. If you have not completed your workday commitments for the year, please visit the SignUp Genius page and sign up for projects.
See you tomorrow!
Celebrate Screen Free Week
Here at GEFS, we'll be radio silent all week in observance of Screen Free Week. We hope you take the time to unplug and connect in meaningful ways as a family!
On May 4-10, children, families, and communities around the world will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.
-courtesy of Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
One of the things we focus on at the farm is being outside in nature and exploring...
Many of you are probably aware of a fire that occurred in a Leander mobile home neighborhood last week. The family lost their home along with all the contents in the fire including their 7 month old child. One of our school families, the Kecskes family, asked that I share this with the Good Earth community. Their oldest child, Peter, attends school with one of the siblings of this family. His class is very sad as they have been told of the family's loss of home. Peter wishes he could give his savings to help the family. If you would like to help this family out, a Go Fund Me page has been...
In accordance with Leander ISD and their severe weather policy, Good Earth will operate on a two hour delay tomorrow, February 24. The school will open at 9:15 AM to all GEDS families with staff reporting at 9 AM. Please drive safely.
Please join us for our February Parent Society Meeting tomorrow night from 7 PM -8 PM! Kirsten McGuire will share great information on essential oils and how to incorporate them in your home/daily use.
Don't forget that tonight is our November Parent Society Meeting from 7 PM - 8 PM. All parents are members of the Parent Society. Join us for an hour of conversation and community.
For those who registered, the Home Life Series will take place from 8 PM - 9 PM with Andrea.
Hope to see you this evening!
With the volume of rain we have received, it is soaked at the farm! In order to ease drop off/pick up congestion, children will be received in their classrooms this AM. Saplings may be signed in with Ms. Tracy at the Saplings side door. Sprouts will be received by Ms. Andrea and Ms. Kyrah at their door. Treehouse will be received at the front door by Mr. Robert and Kinder will be received at the side gate of the play yard and should proceed to the back door to Ms Kristin.
Afternoon dismissal will run the same with children being signed out from their respective classes. Full day children...