Garden Gazette September 10, 2021


We are so excited for the start of school next week and can’t wait to see you on the Cricket and Honeybee first day -Monday, September 13th and Ladybug first day on September 14th.

Class  Schedule:

  • Ladybugs-Tuesday and Thursday. 8:15 -10:45 am
  • Crickets-Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:15 – 11:15 am
  • Honeybees-Monday-Thursday. 12:15-3:15 pm

Quick Guide-Everything you need to know for the first day!

Parking, check in, and backpacks…oh my! Please view our Quick Guide for information regarding the daily routine procedures before, during and after school. This is easily accessed anytime by visiting the main page of The Children’s Garden Website

First Day Check List

Both Cohorts

  • Backpack
  • Snack
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfort Kit
  • Emergency Form
  • Spare Clothes (that stay at school)

additional items for Hybrid only

  • Easy slip on shoes to keep at school such as Crocs to wear indoors
  • Bag to hold wet clothes

Visit our Start of School page here for a checklist and instructions for items you’ll need to either complete prior to school starting or during the first week of school.

Tuition and Fees

Brightwheel will be adding tuition and one time materials fee to your child’s account this weekend. You can pay the school via Brightwheel or by paper check either sent from your bank or hand written and placed in the mailbox on the school bridge.

Mark Your Calendar

Please mark you calendars with the following important dates. You can view these dates and more at our online School Calendar.

All School Work Party – Saturday, September 11, 9 am-1 pm
Thank you to everyone who signed up to take part in our yearly All School Work Party.  We look forward to toiling together to create beautiful spaces for our children to learn and play.

If you have not yet, and would like to, sign up for your slot at Sign Up Genius with the link button below.

First Day of School

We start the week off with our Cricket class on Monday morning, Honeybees Monday afternoon and Ladybugs on Tuesday morning. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in and get hands washed.

Crickets– Monday, September 13 at 8:15 am

Honeybees– Monday, September 13 at 12:15 pm

Ladybugs-Tuesday September 14 at 8:15 am

Sign Up!

Health and Wellness

Is your child: Traveling out of state? Have a runny nose?

We have adjusted our programming and incorporated additional health safety practices and protocols to directly address the continued health concerns associated with COVID-19. Please view our Health and Wellness page for our health safety practices and protocols for the 2021-22 academic year.  

A Note About Clothes

Last year our students were comfortable on colder wetter days with rainboots, rain jackets etc. Much thanks to all of our amazing parents and caregivers for layering and setting up your Gardeners for success with great clothing choices.

Cricket mom to Mara and Board member Andrea has set up a discount program with an outdoor clothing company she recommends.

“Families can sign up under Polarn O. Pyret’s Outdoor school program and get 20% off outdoor gear.  They have great outdoor great.  I outfitted both my son and Mara in their outdoor gear, high quality stuff!” 

Visit Polarn O. Pyret here. A Swedish children’s clothing company that has great outdoor clothes for kids.  Below is a link to sign up and get 20% off full priced outdoor gear! 

Fill in your information and then the schools information. 

The Children’s Garden School
12706 Issaquah-Hobart Road
Issaquah, WA 98027

As we move into colder weather, here are some layering recommendations to consider for those winter months.

View and print the Essential Winter Layers  here or click on the image.

Additionally we LOVE these items as well.

Seattle Sombrero

Hoods can allow water to drip in eyes and hinder hearing. We love this style hat sold at REI here and Amazon here.

Lots of our students wore one piece rain suits that worked out great last year. Some examples are Tuffo and Splashy.

Long Zip Gloves and Mittens

Zippers make these mittens easy to get on and off. Amazon sells them here.

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