Garden Gazette March 1, 2024

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Events, opportunities and resources for our Garden community.

Parenting Gazette-01

Parenting Support Session

With long time Garden Parent Education Specialist, Julie Spangler

Our favorite parenting coach will be at the school for each class in the first week of March for parent support sessions during class time in the Movement Room.
Tuesday, March 5
Ladybugs 8:15-9:30 am
Honeybees 2-3:15 pm
Wednesday, March 6
Crickets 8:15-9:30 am
Visit our Parent Education page for more about; your class’ Parent Support Session, Parent Education at The Garden and Julie Spangler.
Leprechaun Day Gazette RGB

Top o’the mornin’ to ya!

Join us for this special “you and me” day

Thursday, March 14
Ladybugs  8:15-9:15 am
Honeybees 2:15-3:15 pm

Friday, March 15
Crickets: 8:15 am

You and your child will create an art project together, share a simple “duo trick” with the group and go on a Leprechaun gold hunt!

Traditionally, this day is shared with a special man in our children’s lives but is not gender specific and open to anyone. (One guest per child please).

We will spend time outside. Please dress for weather.

Egg Hunt Committee

Spring Egg Hunt

Join us in welcoming Spring

Saturday, March 23

This traditional Garden event is open to all current and incoming students and their siblings. Different age groups will hunt for eggs in different areas of the school. Be sure sign up and contribute eggs for each egg hunting child in your group.

Visit our Spring Egg Hunt page for :

  • What to bring
  • Sign up your child
  • Spring Egg Hunt Itinerary and Map


The Mousehole

Welcome back to school, and Welcome to March! It is so nice to be back with you all and the staff is feeling renewed and refreshed.

Our Conference planning day on Wednesday was so absolutely wonderful! Sitting down with our co-workers and listening to everyone speaking so lovingly of each of our 49 students – wow! It is great to hear the different perspectives, and it is validating to watch our program at work! We see what a change in social comfort level our Honeybee class develops. We are proud of how we, as a group, find the best placement for our students, and we see it working! We spend about 10 minutes discussing each Gardener and listening to everyone’s perceptions and anecdotes of our littles. It is one of our favorite days each year, talking about your and our favorite kids on the planet. We look forward to discussing your wonderful children with you in a few weeks. The staff now will take all the information and our assessments and write a detailed report to present to you, along with their self-portrait and be ready to chat with you at your scheduled time.

We had some excitement at the beginning of the week where our Monday classes were exposed to Covid, and we spent the rest of the week as much as we could outside, and followed DOH and Board of Trustee guidelines to have anyone who was exposed to wear a mask indoors. We appreciate the support and understanding that you all showed our program and our staff.


The Ladybugs had a fun week! We loved seeing so many smiling faces return on Tuesday morning. We noticed a lot of social and emotional growth in these littles – We are impressed that most of these littles know their classmates’ and teachers’ names. It was sunny and warmer on Tuesday morning and our minds turned to spring. We started a beautiful spring art project for the Art Show, and we also worked on their adorable Spring Bunnies that we use for décor at our Spring Egg Hunt! Mark your calendars – March 23rd – this is a special event that you don’t want to miss. We celebrated Madison’s half birthday on Thursday – 3 ½ trips around the sun!


The Crickets started off the week with HIGH energy! Whoo Boy! This class was named “The Crickets” for a reason! They sure do jump around. Oh, but how we love them! We practiced writing our names and continued working on our shape art project for the Spring Art Show. We enjoyed hearing their news on Monday. We didn’t have class on Wednesday and on Friday we started working on our Big and Beautiful Eggs that we use for décor at our Spring Egg Hunt! Mark your calendars – March 23rd – this is a special event that you don’t want to miss.


The Honeybees started off the week back at their fun playground activities of “Captain” and serving ‘poison’ soup to the teachers and spinning wildly on the tire swing. We love to watch this class as they all play so well together, whether it is a full class game of tag, or roller coaster and rolling down the hill. They have truly bonded as a group. It’s sweet. We continued working on our “where I Live” book, and finished our 100 grid of numbers. We did some more practice on writing our names in upper and lower case letters, and we celebrated Scout’s 5th trip around the sun on Thursday. We introduced our beloved and catchy tune/poem, called “Continents” as our poem of the week. Believe us when we say, you will be singing this song long into their high school years – but hey! You’ll know the list of the 7 continents from largest to smallest. Our Honeybees completed their drawings of their favorite animals, and we can’t wait for the Spring Art Show, where you will get to see the unveiling of these masterpieces. We did some more work with patterns and began to create our own patterns on paper, as we begin to create our Giant Carrots that we use for décor at our Spring Egg Hunt! Mark your calendars – March 23rd – this is a special event that you don’t want to miss.




Gratitude Corner

Heart Icolated

Thank you so much to our parents who voluntarily sub in for us when a teacher can’t be in class. We love how our parents get a chance to see their child in action, with their peers, and we so love how our parents are so willing to help us out. Thank you so much parent subs!

~ 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.

2024 Children’s Garden Auction

Wow! We have some wonderful items coming in for our auction and the class basket ideas are amazing!

We Can’t Do It Without You!

Visit our Auction Donation page for ways to participate!

We appreciate the time and talent you give. Thank you for being part of our Garden community!


Please mark your calendar with these important dates.

March 5. 8:15-9:30 am: Ladybug-Parenting Support
March 5. 2:00-3:15 am: Honeybee-Parenting Support
March 6. 8:15-9:30 am: Cricket-Parenting Support
March 11-28 Honeybee World Culture Reports
March 12: Ladybug Parent Teacher Conferences during class time (no school for Ladybugs)
March 14: Ladybug Leprechaun Day A You and Me day
March 14: Honeybee Leprechaun Day A You and Me day
March 15: Cricket Leprechaun Day A You and Me day
March 20: Cricket Parent Teacher Conferences during class time (no school for Crickets)
March 23: Spring Egg Hunt

Save the Date
April 26: Art Show
May 4: Auction Prom ~ Forever Young


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.