Julia's Garden Newsletter ?: Fund Drive Updates - C'mon Community!! Spring Enrollment Forms Due Monday, School Picture Days Mon/Tues, Costume Policy Reminder, Fall Celebrations and More!
In the Garden 💧
This week has been a doozie, but what a silver lining to see our community bind together. Despite the inconvenience, the water shortage has been a great teaching opportunity. It makes us see how much potable water we waste without thinking twice - valuable information for all. Sharing this knowledge with our children, while sending the message that water is precious, is something that we can continue to advocate for long after this crisis has been averted. My heart swelled this week with each heroic water contribution and each parent’s willingness to go the extra mile so that our days could continue fluidly inside the classroom. Our community ROCKS 🎸!!!
I can’t think of a better time to give to the Fall Fund than now. Let’s continue to feed this upward energy and achieve our goal of 100% participation! Our staff has set the foundation with 100% participation in just 2 weeks time. Our parent community is at 11% and we have just a few more weeks to achieve our financial goal of $25,000. Please donate, this fund drive can only be successful if everyone does it together! Much like our city’s call to reduce water consumption in each household by just 12%, with total participation the results were phenomenal. Our school’s fundraising efforts can have this same effect: if every family gives what they can, at any level, we WILL reach our goal. Thank you, community, I know we can do this!!
In the Classroom ☠️
Happy birthday this month to Lana on November 2nd and Felix on November 3rd. More November birthdays to celebrate: Findlay on the 7th, Ms. Teri on the 9th, Zahra on the 20th, Ms. Phoebe on the 21st and Dylan on the 27th. We wish each of you an amazing day!!
Dia de los Muertos celebrations are coming up soon in both of our primary environments. Please tune into your classroom leads on how you can help your child participate in this rich cultural celebration.
As a reminder, please save your costumes for after-school wear this week. Thank you!
Picture Days Monday, October 26th & Tuesday, October 27th 📷
Please dress your little darlin’ in solid colors (no white) and comb that hair for school Picture Day. Maggie Messer Photography (also one of our fab Farm to Fork donors) will be absorbing the sitting fees and providing precious photo opps for each child in our community. See below for the schedule of individual and class photos. Please note: this year, only our primary communities will participate in group classroom photos.
Monday: M-Th & MW YCC children, MW Hay House children and all Main House children
Tuesday: M-Th Hay House children, TTH YCC children and all Casa children
If you have specific questions, please contact Maggie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm to Fork and More! 🗓
Looks like Farm to Fork is shaping up to be an uproarious event! Our band is local musician Roman Samuels Music and our food and beverage vendors are top notch. From Bottecelli’s on SOCO, to the MMH family of restaurants, to Modern Market, to TLC - the food at this event going to be off the FORK!! Drink donations are coming from Personalwine, Waterloo Mineral Water, Sway Water, Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, American Born Whisky, Treaty Oak Distillery, Dripping Springs Vodka and the ABGB. Three cheers for Amina Garrison and all of our House Mamas who are pounding the pavement to secure these amazing vendors for our school’s fundraiser event.
Get your tix today early bird prices are still good until Wednesday, October 31st!
October 29th: Returning Student Enrollment Forms + Deposits Due (forms turned in after Nov. 1st we cannot guarantee spring placement)
October 29th & 30th: School Picture Days
October 31st: Early Bird Pricing for Farm to Fork ends
November 18th: Alt Ed Festival of Learning at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - come out and support Julia’s Garden at this free family fun event!
November 19th - 22nd - Thanksgiving Break, school is closed
November 29th - Farm to Fork Fundraiser Event at VUKA Collective
November 30th - Fall Fund Drive Ends
You can always check under the calendar section of our website for the most up-to-date events and reminders.
Enjoy this gift of a weekend and fun candids to boot!
Julia's Garden Montessori 🌸
“I did not invent a method of education. I simply gave some little children a chance to live.” - Maria Montessori
In the YCC, language reigns above all other activities. With a classroom full of children in their sensitive period for language acquisition, we are presenting every opportunity for them to take as much in as they can in preparation for their upcoming language explosion. Above, we see Skylar showing Maxwell the flower language cards, Boze reading in the reading corner, Will & Juniper exploring the school-themed language work and the most fun way of all to share language? With a song, of course! Ms. Carissa leads a game of Row Row Row Your Boat with Juni, Jai and Emma.
Food, glorious food! Orion gets busy cracking pecans harvested from the yard (lawn to table!). We then we see Ms. Savanna supervising an entire table full of aspiring chefs busy at work. Varenna scoops and Vivian enjoys the best part of all: the eating part! A picnic lunch on the pavilion was a welcomed treat as well on a rare dry day in the Garden.
Aldo explores the watercolor work (seasonally-themed orange, of course) while Orion sharpens his fine motor skills by bead stringing. Outside, we practice scooping sand then get to dig in the dirt for realz with Ms. Natalie during a garden lesson on sprouting.
Andres and Zahra sound out the “m” letter and trace it to get their motor memory working while Dylan proudly shows off her work. Jakson and Sam are busy with the graduated cylinder work and Gracy helps crack pecans for communal snack.
Oliver busies himself caring fr the plants in Casa and Junali enjoys the sewing work. Max is all on the water this week as he washes his hands at the sink (with bottled water!) and then cleans the Casa floor. Beau excites on building a tower that is as big as he is during Outside Time.
Main House children rejoiced in Outside Time this week and everyone is looking forward to drier days. William, Anders, Ruairidh and Emma play chess with their pal, Aiden, while he heals. Later, we see some concentrated spelling happening during the afternoon cycle.
Hooray for Community Singalong Day! And magnablocks 😉
M-Th 9AM -4PM
Bouldin Creek, ATX 78704