We wanted to give you a few important reminders as we head into July!
The school has combined our Summer Break with the Independence Day holiday resulting in the school being closed beginning Thursday, July 4th and not re-opening until Monday, July 15th.
July Tuition is due Monday, July 1st and must be received by close of business (4:45pm) on Tuesday, July 2nd. Payments not received will accrue a $10 late fee daily until we re-open on the 15th. We will not be available to receive tuition payments via mail or in-person during the closure as both...
Summer is here and for us that means slower days and plenty of sunshine! We recommend children bring a sunhat and that sunscreen be applied prior to arrival at school. Children remaining for extended care (3:30-4:45pm) may bring sunscreen and we will re-apply. Please ask for a sunscreen permission form and ensure the bottle is clearly labeled. We were excited to have several new families joining the farm this week and look forward to the campers joining us next week. We hope to see everyone at the Potluck this coming Saturday, details below!
Just a reminder that...
We have been busy bees here at the farm and have lots of information to share so please be sure to read through this newsletter! The farm has been buzzing and so you may have already heard but if not, it is official, Ms. Leslie and Mr. Jesse are expecting a baby boy this August!
June is a natural time of transition at the farm as we end our Kinder/Grades program for the year, say goodbye to some of our old friends and then welcome some new faces. At the start of the year we asked for feedback from our staff and after considering both feedback and talents we decided...
April Showers are nice but the cold weather today was a bit brisk for Spring! We are hoping for more wet weather so make sure your child has a waterproof jacket/coat and a pair of boots.
The Saplings have enjoyed our Rainbow theme so much that we are continuing Rainbows and adding the element of Rain! We are showering our plants in the new vegetable garden and enjoying filling the birdfeeders and then watching the birds and squirrels enjoy a snack as we lunch. As a result of our "Rainbow" theme the children are really proud to identify the colors of their favorite farm...
Spring, Spring is almost here! Time to bring in your boots and rain gear! We are hoping for a wet Spring at the farm and so please ensure your child has a waterproof jacket/coat and a pair of boots. Some of the current boots have cracks and/or are a size too small so we will do a boot inventory this next week and may ask you to provide a new pair of boots for your child.
The Saplings will continue to talk about Gardens and Growth this next week and then they will delve into Rainbows and Color after Spring Break. Ask your child to show you their tiny seed! We have lots...
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...
"King Winter now is in the land,
he reigns with cold and freezing hand.
He makes Jack Frost touch nose and toes,
and gives our cheeks a shining glow."
December can be unpredictable with an 80 degree day followed by a bitter cold morning barely above freezing. I know this weather can make it tricky to try to dress your child appropriately but we do ask that children wear layers (long sleeves, long pants, coat/jacket, etc.) as the open field behind the farm subjects us to cooler temperatures.
The Saplings are discussing shadows and light as we countdown to the Winter...
Just a reminder that GEDS will be closed for our Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 21 through Friday, November 23. We hope that everyone enjoys the holiday. We are thankful for our school community! Blessings to you and yours!
Leslie, Janie, Andrea, Melissa, Barbra and Rob
We at Good Earth believe in supporting our local community! Our featured Community partner for November is the Schumann Bakehaus. This family business is owned and operated by Philip and Dana Reus. They are the parents of Lilia in our Sapling program as well as Good Earth graduates, Vivian and Noah.
The family bakes pies/tarts, cookies, cakes, muffins, granola etc. to order. Orders can be placed via email or phone up until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday for same weekend delivery. Orders are currently being taken for the holidays and so if you want some yummy treats in time...
Yellow the bracken,
Golden the sheaves,
Rosy the apples,
Crimson the leaves,
Mist on the hillside,
Clouds grey and white,
Autumn, good morning!
Summer, good night!
We welcome the cooler temperatures and mild afternoons of the past week! November is the beginning of what can be a busy couple of months with impending holidays, celebrations and travel for some families. Take time and enjoy the simplicity of the season with your family.
The Saplings are continuing their focus of Pumpkins and Illumination through the end of next week. After the Lantern Walk...