Garden Gazette, December 2019

Happy Holidays Garden Families!

It’ has been a season of generosity here at The Children’s Garden.  The kids and teachers have worked on many seasonal projects from dances and stories to tell at our Winter Celebration to gifts created to by each child to give to their families.  Garden families have donated toys to the Holiday Gift Barn, given the teachers and staff lovely thoughtful gifts and meaningful appreciations and donated over $10,000 to The Children’s Garden Annual Fund.

We thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. It is a privilege for us to be with your beautiful children on a daily basis and we thank you for being part of our community.


Holiday Gift Barn
Thank you, thank you, to everyone who participated in this year’s donation drive for the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank’s Holiday Gift Barn! Generous families from all three classes contributed toys and clothes, helping to make a brighter holiday for more than 1400 children in our community! Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is one of many critical organizations that support the essential needs for all, making our community a safer, healthier, and better place to live. Please visit to learn more about their amazing year-round programs.


Upcoming Dates:
December 19 – January 5 School closed for Winter Break
January 6 – Classes resume
January 10 – Auction Kick Off Party  6PM at Mirrormont Club House


Bright and Quirky
Thursday, January 16th 1pm
We are delighted to have alum mom Debbie Steinberg Kuntz come share about her work with Twice Exceptional students. Debbie is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Bright & Quirky.

From Debbie: When I started my family counseling practice a decade ago, I had no idea this would be my specialty. But my sons, now teenagers, had some unique strengths and challenges that I dove deeply into understanding.

I learned that they were ‘2e’ or ‘twice exceptional,’ meaning they are smart and also have unique brain wiring that makes accessing those smarts at times challenging.  As I researched and found solutions for them, I started to share the learning with families in my private practice near Seattle.

Debbie is a fountain of information, and resources in the area and we are thrilled to have her.

Please RSVP to Brin in the office.

Beyond the Garden
Thursday, January 23rd 12:15pm

Are you wondering what your options are for your graduating Honeybee? We are excited to offer a round-table discussion from alumni parents talking about the many possibilities for your graduating child. We will have 6 parents talking about different public, private, and homeschooling options.Please RSVP to Brin in the office.








See news from the classes and the teachers here.


Best wishes for a season of love, peace and joy!


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