Garden Gazette January 26, 2024

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Events, opportunities and resources for our Garden community.


Valentines Day

Valentines is special here at The Garden!

Children decorate envelopes during school and “mail homemade valentines to their classmates.

Ladybugs: Tuesday, February 13
Crickets: Wednesday, February 14
Honeybees: Wednesday, February 14

Visit our Valentines page for more information and class lists.

Auction Kick Off RSVP

Changing the world starts with our children and your support of our community makes it possible.

Who: You! Parent participation in fundraising is and integral and essential part of the success of The Children’s Garden.

What: Auction Kick Off

When: Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 12-2 pm

Where: Mirrormont Country Club

Why: Putting on an auction takes many hands. From procuring items and event committees to decorations and set-up no task is too small. We ask that at least one parent from each family join us for this important event to begin the community building and important work of fundraising for our school. Plus it’s FUN!

Priority Enrollment Checklist chalkboard

Last Week to Register

Thank you for everyone who registered for next year. If you plan to have your current student or their younger sibling attend The Garden next year, please register by next Wednesday.

We will open enrollment beyond in-house families on February 1.

World Culture Report image

Honeybee World Culture Reports

In the next few weeks we will be embarking on World Culture Studies in class. Each student will have the opportunity to choose a country, research information and give an oral presentation to the class.

Late February/Early March
Children will choose their country and prepare for travel (Passports, Visa, and Packing Bags), and sign up for a date to present on the sheet inside the door

March 11 – Oral Presentations begin

April 1 – World Culture Fair. Families arrive for pick up 15 minutes early to view World Culture Report boards and ask students questions.

See World Culture Report Details and Samples on our Curriculum page.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Please sign up by January 31.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, March 12
During Class
via Zoom

(No school for Ladybugs this day)

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, March 20
During Class via Zoom
(No school for Crickets this day)

Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, April 2
During Class via Zoom
(No school for Honeybees this day)

The Mousehole

Last Friday afternoon we hosted an Open House, for families interested in enrolling at The Children’s Garden for the 2024-2025 school year. Thank you to all of our families who referred their acquaintances, friends and neighbors to us. We had a wonderful group of interested parents, grandparents and children exploring the classroom, the playground and hearing about our program.

This week was another fun one at The Garden! Our Honeybees started presenting their “World Changemaker Reports”, learned how to spell LOVE! and are writing down the numbers 1-100 on a grid. We heard about Harriet Tubman, Mae Jemison, Karl Von Drais, Leonardo Da Vinci, Confucius, and Neil Armstrong. We celebrated Charlotte’s birthday. The Crickets are playing with shapes in art, graphing our findings, and have started reading different variations of “The Mitten”. The Ladybugs finished reciting 1,2, Buckle my Shoe, and did some fun paintings with yarn, and celebrated Wells’ and Camden’s birthday.

Next week, the Honeybees will celebrate Groundhog Day, February 2nd with a fun Garden tradition, and the following week, we will be celebrating Lunar New Year in all three classes, making beautiful dragon art, maybe some parades, and having fun using chopsticks to eat some Lunar New Year treats.

The information on Valentine’s Day at The Garden went home with Kid Mail this week. We ask that each student make their own valentines – it can be as simple as a cut out heart or a fun Pinterest creation. The Crickets and the Ladybugs glue each of their classmates’ pictures on each valentine and will then ‘mail’ their creations by matching the pictures on their greetings to the pictures on the envelopes hanging on the movement room wall. The Bees will write their classmates names on their valentines and do the same. There will be envelopes out for all the staff and during Honeybee valentines, we will put out an envelope for Cali, our intern. Parents will help their students mail their greetings before class time and will collect their child’s envelope full of goodies at the end of class.

Lots of memories to be made before Winter Break in February! Some fun activities planned for the parents, too – Cricket Moms’ Night Out, and Auction Kick Off.

Have a great weekend!




Gratitude Corner

Heart Icolated

Aren’t the decorations LOVE-ly!  Lisa Reinitz-you did it again! Our courtyard and gazebo are dressed up and ready for our next group of special events. Thank you so much for sprinkling your magic throughout The Garden!

~ Office Notes~

Year End Tax Statements

Donations made to The Children’s Garden
We are so appreciative of everyone for giving and helping support The Children’s Garden. Year end tax statements for donations were sent out this week. Please call or email the office if you did not receive yours.

Tuition paid to The Children’s Garden
This year, Brightwheel will be providing a direct link to your year-end tax statement.

If you need your year-end payment summary now, visit our tax reports page for video tutorial and printable instructions.


Garden Directory

Stop by the office to get your 2023-2024 Garden Directory!


Please mark your calendar with these important dates.

January 31: Enrollment opens to new families

February 3: Auction Kick-Off 
February 13: Valentine’s Day for Ladybugs
February 14: Valentine’s Day for Crickets and Honeybees

Save the Date
March 23: Spring Egg Hunt
April 26: Art Show
May 4: Auction


Daily Class Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday  8:15 – 10:45 am

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:15 – 11:15 am

Monday-Thursday 12:15 – 3:15 pm

~ Poems~


School Poems

Part of our daily routine at The Garden is singing or saying a few of our traditional poems.

Find a printable version to our Closing Circle Song, and the poem “We Light This Candle” at the following links.