Hard to believe we are rolling into the end of the school year already! This year has been full of so much love, laughter, and learning. I absolutely cherish each and every one of my students and I commend you as parents for doing such a fine job in raising them. I have a number of things to touch on in this letter as it will outline all of our activities for the next five weeks. Our last day of school is Thursday, May 26 th!
Taste Buds and Visit to the Farm (recap)
A huge and sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the Taste Buds fundraiser! After paying for everything we made approx. $3400!! I am super pleased with these results and of course we can continue adding to that through the sale of raffle tickets. Just let me know if you need more.
Our little field trip to see the lambs in Fromberg was lovely! It was a beautiful chance to soak up some vitamin D and connect with Mother Nature as the children experienced the sweet (and often gross) flow of life on the farm in spring and got to frolic in the lush green fields. Thank you fellow children herders of the day!
May Day Festival
Sunday, May 15 th is our annual May Day Festival! This is a long tradition we have had dating back to when my children were young. It has had years of dormancy but I am happy to revive it! This festival will flow much like our harvest festival. It will be a potluck, at the school, beginning at 11am. We will have some crafts & activities for the kids followed by a maypole ceremony at 11:45 and then feasting and visiting. Please bring a dish to share and a picnic blanket to sit on. There are some signup sheets for festival helpers! I’m hoping everyone can make it and the weather is lovely. (If the weather is foul or if there are a great many people who can’t make it, we will postpone-so please let me know)
I have decided to postpone conferences until next week (May 2 nd -May 6 th ). I would prefer to meet with as many of you as possible on Friday May 6 th , but will make other arrangements if that’s not possible. Please think about a time that will work best for you. During our conference we will simply connect in regards to your child, discuss any thoughts or concerns that you may have and discuss plans for this summer and next year. Please bring any and all questions you may have to the meeting.
We will have a small ceremony on our last day of school (May 26 th ) to honor those students who are transitioning on to other programs. For this last day of school I would like all students to attend for the full day and our ceremony will be at noon followed by lunch and goodbyes.
Hopefully you all saw the email regarding the gardening class on May 7 th . I am super excited to learn about this technique and honored that the class will be building a garden bed for us at the school! If you have materials to contribute or if you want to register for the class, please contact Laura directly @ (406)698-6788
As always, a huge thank you to the weekend cleaners! It has been such a relief to have your help this year!
Warmly, Miss Lista