Julia's Garden Newsletter ?: Garden Day March 31st, 2019/2020 Returning Contracts Due Monday, Book Fair, PTA and more!
Greetings, Julia’s Gardeners!
Garden Day, March 31st 10:00 - 12:00 🌱
Garden Day is next weekend! Bring yourself, bring your family, bring a shovel… this is the day we set up our garden for the next 6 months and it’s an amazing community-filled day of fun and wonder. The garden is what our school is centered on and it guides us everyday. Just as we follow the child’s lead, we also follow the lessons nature offers us. This is traditionally our most well-attended community event and we are looking forward to our best turnout yet!
2019/2020 Returning Contracts Due March 25th 📃
If you are planning a return to the garden next fall be sure we have your contract in hand by March 25th. Please include all required attachments for processing. We cannot guarantee contracts received after March 25th — or incomplete contracts — will have classroom placement for fall 2019.
*** If you have not enrolled for the 2019/2020 school year click here or visit the Parent Portal and select "Fall/Spring Enrollment" and reserve your child’s space by March 25th ***
PTA Updates 🏫
The next PTA Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10th and the minutes from our last meeting are on the Parent Portal There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved and this is a great time to do it — there are only 2 meetings left in the school year! At the April meeting, we will be voting in the final draft of the bylaws, as well as finalizing committee memberships. Remember to take a look and comment if you have feedback on the google doc Oliver Caruso set up for us (thank you, Oliver!) Looking ahead to May, elections for the 9 month 2019/2020 school year will take place and all current office terms will end. We still need Committee Heads for Fundraising and Hospitality, email our parent representative, Wency Martinez, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking the lead on one of these committees. Thank you for your involvement!
Book Fair, April 1st - 30th 📕
Our Book Fair kicks off April 1st and three communities, Hay/YCC, Main and Casa, will compete for the prize to see who can collect the most books for their classroom. Each lead will provide a wish list for her class and families have 30 days to donate as many on the list as possible. Last year, the YCC/Hay House were the winners and the prize was an awesome catered tacos n' rita party at El Mercado! This year, we will be putting something equally as fun together to be announced April 1st. Woohoo!!
Parent Portal & Reminders 👩👩👦
Just a reminder that our Parent Portal is the go-to spot for all announcements, classroom events, calendar, enrollment information, documents, PTA information and more! In short, defer to the port .. . port-al, that is, for all your JG needs!
It was suggested by a parent that a schedule of when you can expect information updates would be helpful. See below for a list of when you can expect information to be coming your way and where you can find it!
Curriculum Calendars: on the first Thursday of the month guides turn in their curriculum calendars to administration and they are live on the Parent Portal by Sunday night
Garden Calendar: the Garden Calendar is updated weekly and new garden photos are posted to the online album on the Parent Portal
Community Newsletter: A newsletter from administration goes out via email to enrolled families bi-monthly; school holidays may affect this schedule
Community Facebook Page: Updated daily by staff, parents and administration
Community Announcements 📆
We hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break and look forward to seeing you all back at school on Monday, March 25th!
Julia’s Garden Montessori 🌸
M-Th 9AM -4PM
Bouldin Creek, ATX 78704