The BUZZ ...

April 23, 2017

Dear Earth School Families,­

This week, Earth School founder Kate Hogan, will spend the week volunteering in our school before attending the Climate March in Washington, D.C. Kate, officially retired, is a lifelong activist, teacher, Tai Chi master, cyclist, and gardener extraordinaire (to name a few of her accomplishments). She has chosen to volunteer at the Earth School for the entire week! The teachers and I have planned a busy week for her helping out in classrooms and in the gardens. If you spot her, please say “hi.”

Because hunger isn't just an issue for Thanksgiving...

Maya's Class has launched a second food drive to support people in our school and neighborhood. Please drop off non-perishable goods in the ES lobby. Examples include cereal, rice, beans, soup, salt, spices, boxed milk, tuna fish cans, pasta, olive/canola oil, coffee/tea, and nut butters. Personal hygiene items accepted as well: toothpaste, toothbrushes (all sizes), shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, and feminine care products. As before, see Jocelyn to shop the donations privately.

Returning to the Earth School? Please complete the attached form to let us know. If you are planning a move, please give us plenty of notice to plan our goodbyes and gather up your child’s belongings. We can also help you strategize about how to support your child during the transition.

Love,  Abbe

This Week

4/27, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Science Garden Volunteer Work Day, Emmy's Room B1. Weather permitting

4/28. Half Day for Professional Development. Dismissal 11:55 a.m.

Looking Ahead

5/1, 8:30 a.m. University Neighborhood Middle School Parent Information Session. Library

5/2 – 5/4. State Math Test, Grades 3 – 5

5/5. Last day to submit Middle Schools Appeals, but the sooner the better!!

5/6 Spring Party & Auction. Save the Date! Please come out and support our community. Lots of fun and great deals to be had!

5/10 - 5/12. Grade 3 Camp Speers camping trip


What is COW? C.O.W. (Community Open Work) is a unique time at the Earth School. C.O.W. occurs every Wednesday from 1:50- 2:40 p.m. It is when all Earth School classes simultaneously have Open Work periods where students choose their own work. Activities are wide-ranging from developing projects, to building with blocks, creating a play, or working in other classrooms. The community aspect of C.O.W. is part of what makes it such an anticipated part of the school week. Students, teachers, and parents also run special “C.O.W. clubs” at this time. C.O.W. clubs are groups of students who gather together around a common interest or activity. Please consider volunteering to run a C.O.W. Club in your child's class. It is a way for you to share your own interests with the school community, to get to know students, and to contribute diverse and rich experiences for our children. If you are interested in running a C.O.W club, please contact or
Past C.O.W. clubs include Sports Club, Japanese Club, Sewing Club, Garden Club, School Newspaper.


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