Garden Gazette October 13, 2023

~ Bulletin Board ~

Events, opportunities and resources for our Garden community.

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Belleamie’s Birthday Gifts, our annual virtual fundraiser, kicks off next week!

Alongside this year’s fundraiser, we’re celebrating Belleamie’s birthday with festivities, fun and treats in the classroom. Kids are invited to dress in special birthday party clothes, whatever feels festive to them!

Wednesday, October 18th
Crickets celebrate Belleamie

Thursday, October 19th
Ladybugs and Honeybees celebrate Belleamie

Our most precious gifts!

Visit our Belleamie’s Birthday Gifts page for more information and donation gift levels.

~ The Mousehole~

As we have been putting more detailed news from the teachers in our Kid News letters, we save this space for more general announcements and themes that we are exploring.

We hope you made it to Salmon Days last week – it was such beautiful weather and the salmon were jumpin’! F.I.S.H. Docent and Garden alum dad, Larry Franks, aka “Larry the Fish Man”, came to school on Wednesday to show the Crickets and Honeybees two Issaquah Hatchery salmon. We now turn our attention to pumpkins and trolls and spooky trees! The Crickets have been reading different versions of The Three Billy Goats Gruff and are acting out the story. If you haven’t yet had a chance to go and visit Jakob 2 Trees, our resident Issaquah Troll, you should take advantage of the easy trail behind the community center to go and check him out! We are looking forward to our All School Pumpkin Patch visit next Friday at The Carpinito Brothers Pumpkin Patch! Thank you Carpinito Families for the invitation!

Ladybug Check-Ins are this afternoon and the teachers look forward to chatting with you all about our
favorite littlest littles!

Have a great weekend!




~ Office Notes~


School Directory

We will be sending out a hard copy and link to digital copy of the School Directory next week.

We use the information you provide in Brightwheel to create our directory. Please visit your student’s profile in Brightwheel this weekend and be sure your address, email and phone numbers are all up to date. The office will print out the directory the next week.

~ Gratitude Corner~

Heart Icolated

How awesome is Larry the Fish Man! We are so grateful for this amazing alum dad who, for decades, has enriched our children with his knowledge provided this wonderful hands on experience. Thank you Larry!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Issaquah Food Bank via our Community Cornucopia food drive! Those little green bags really add up! Your generous food donation helps support those in our community experiencing food insecurities. We are so appreciative of the giving nature of our Garden Family!

~ Calendar~

Please mark your calendar with these important dates.

October 17-21: Belleamie’s Birthday Gifts
October 18: Crickets celebrate Belleamie
October 19: Ladybugs celebrate Belleamie
October 19: Honebees celebrate Belleamie
October 20, 9am: All Class Pumpkin Patch-Carpinito Brothers
October 30: Cricket Halloween celebration during class.
October 31: Honeybee Halloween celebration during class

November 16: Honeybee Harvest Feast during class time
November 17: Cricket Harvest Feast during class time
November 22-24 Thanksgiving Break (no school for students and staff)


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.