Julia's Garden Newsletter: Welcome Back! Summer School Enrollment OPEN MONDAY, Our Bountiful Garden of Greens, Peanut/Cinnamon-Free Campus this Semester, Community Singalongs and More!
Greetings, Garden Families!
We are back from break and loving this beautiful weather. I am excited to announce that our first child-harvested, child washed garden greens went into Wednesday’s meal from Lena’s Lunches! The full cycle from seed to stew was achieved with the help of everyone on campus: parents, teachers, committee members, students and, of course, Ms. Lena! It has been a dream come true to use our own harvest in these lunches, thank you again to Eats for Kids, as well as to all of you, for your support. We look forward to many more JG harvested meals this semester!
Summer School 🌞
Early Bird Enrollment for Summer School begins this week. The link to enroll will be live on the Parent Portal and you will receive a flier with details on times/dates and tuition costs. This year’s enrollment will be for a summer semester that extends from June 15th - August 13th with 2 and 4 day options. Returning JG students have between January 13th and February 17th to secure their spots; after this period, enrollment is open to the greater community. We hope to see everyone back for another super-fun summer of learning, growing and playing together in the Garden!
Peanut & Cinnamon-Free Campus 🥜❌
Two students in our Primary Community have food allergies that require epipen treatments. Since Primary children travel regularly on campus, the safest choice for our community is to be Peanut and Cinnamon-Free. Refrain from packing snacks or lunches that contain these ingredients. If you have any questions about what is safe to send in your child’s lunch, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We thank you for help keeping our students safe.
Community Singalongs 🎶
We are inviting parents from each level classroom into Casetta on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM to help us sing our favorite Julia’s Garden tunes! After taking the month of January to practice, each classroom will offer 1 - 2 invitations per family in a rotation to join us in song. The parent invitation schedule for spring semester singalongs is below, mark your calendars and expect to hear more from your child’s lead guide about the event closer to your community’s assigned day. We look forward to sharing one of our favorite JG weekly rituals with you!
Spring Semester Community Singalong Calendar - Parent Invitation Schedule
Taller: February 6th
Primary: February 13th (1st half of the alphabet) and 20th (2nd half of the alphabet)
I.C.: February 27th
Taller: March 5th
Primary: March 12th (1st half of the alphabet) and 26th (2nd half of the alphabet)
I.C: April 2nd
Taller: April 16th
Primary: April 23rd (1st half of the alphabet) and 30th (2nd half of the alphabet)
I.C.: May 7th
Taller: May 14th
Birthdays and New Friends 🎂
Happy Birthday this month to our new friend, Harry, on January 1st in the I.C., Isaac on the 9th in Taller and Will L. on the 16th and Vivian and Senna on the 31st in Main. Mr. Jeronimo’s birthday is on the 25th and Ms. Tara’s is on the 26th of this month. Happy birthday to all of our new year's babies, we are so glad you were born!
We have new friends moving up to Primary, friends from Primary visiting in Taller and new friends joining us in the I.C.! Such exciting changes! We are happy to all of these new faces here and look forward to getting to know you in the coming months.
Dates to Remember 📆
Melodia Bilingual Music and Shine Your Light Yoga 🎵🧘🏻♀️
Did you know Julia’s Garden hosts space for two amazing programs led by our very own guides? Melodia is a bilingual music program that caters to ages 2 - 6 years every Friday morning in Casetta. Mr. Jeronimo is a bilingual musician who specializes in piano, guitar and cello. Interested in learning more? Contact Hedda at email@example.com.
Shine Your Light Yoga offers wholesome, mindful yoga camps with cooking, movement and crafts on most JG holidays. Their next camp is an MLK Day Camp on January 20th. Contact Elisabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll!
It’s great to be back and see everyone again. Enjoy the week ahead!
The Julia’s Garden Montessori School 🌸
M-Th 9AM -4PM
Bouldin Creek, ATX 78704