Garden Gazette October 20, 2023

~ Bulletin Board ~

Events, opportunities and resources for our Garden community.

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There is only one day left to join us in our Belleamie’s Birthday Gifts fundraiser!

Your gift to The Children’s Garden ensures that our teachers can continue to offer a strong and vibrant program for our students today and in the years to come.

Every day, our dedicated teachers are reinforcing the power of imagination as a source of play, comfort, and possibility. Your gift to The Children’s Garden safeguards our students’ opportunity to thrive, no matter the circumstances. From our indoor classroom to the playground and Luna’s Forest, the opportunities for learning, play and joy are endless at the Garden.

In honor of this year’s fundraiser, the students are celebrating Belleamie’s birthday in class! Belleamie the mouse is one of the Garden’s beloved puppet friends and she has lived at the Garden since 1977, the first year the school was operational.

Thank you for your donation! 78%

Happy Birthday Belleamie!

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

Curriculum Days

Come discover exactly what your child experiences in a day at the Children’s Garden. 

Teachers will hold a Curriculum Day for parents the last hour your child is in class on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Crickets: 10:15-11:15 am

Thursday, November 30, 2023
Ladybugs: 9:45-10:45 am
Honeybees: 2:15-3:15 pm

Older/younger garden student siblings are welcome to play on the playground with their sibling during curriculum time.

~ The Mousehole~

What a fun week we had here at The Garden! Our Ladybug check-ins went smoothly last Friday and the overwhelming feedback that we received is that everyone is enjoying this amazing community that we have here at this little Preschool! It truly is special, isn’t it?

The staff and trustees had our October Board meeting Tuesday night. Ali Lapinsky is our board president, and we have trustees representing each class. We couldn’t keep this program running without our Board members. If you have any interest in serving on a committee, or if you have questions, suggestions or concerns, please contact a board member.

This week, we celebrated Belleamie’s birthday circle in all three classes and the staff and the Board of Trustees are amazed by everyone’s support of The Children’s Garden. Thank you!

Check out the brick pathway and get some ideas for your own brick, or prepare for the long wet winter with your Garden beanie.

We ended the week at the Carpinito Brothers’ Pumpkin Patch! How fun! We have to agree! What an amazing community we have! We love you all and thank you for entrusting your children to our care!

Have a great weekend!

All School Pumpkin Patch




~ 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

Thank you to Cricket Oliver’s mom Taylor for helping us celebrate Belleamie’s Birthday in class with such fun and festive balloons!

Thank you Carpinito Brothers for the crop of pumpkins that that popped up in our courtyard so everyone can decorate a pumpkin during class and a super duper fun day at your pumpkin patch!

~ Calendar~

Please mark your calendar with these important dates.

October 17-21: Belleamie’s Birthday Gifts
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)
November 29: Cricket Curriculum Day (last hour of class)
November 30: Ladybug and Honeybee Curriculum Day (last hour of class)


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.