“King Winter is in the land! He reigns with cold and freezing hand.”
After two weeks of family time and holiday celebrations the children returned to school eager to play with their friends. The quality of their play always amazes me this time of year. Indoors and outdoors the children continue to unfold their rich imaginations inspired by the world around them, our circle games and stories.
This past week started with single digit temperatures and just enough snow for some serious sledding. By Thursday we were eating lunch outside at the picnic table in short sleeve shirts. We were intimate with the mud!
Time flies by. The time has come for families to begin enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. One of our students will be moving on to first grade. Everyone else could return though I know some families will be moving on to new schools. I have been hearing from many new interested families. We will be having visitors in the next months observing our school to decide if we might be the best community for their child and family. I love sharing the magic of the Rose Garden!
In the not quite so distant future we will be enrolling for summer camp. There will be six weeks offered this coming summer. The first three weeks will be June 19th through July 7th. We will then take a one week break. The second three weeks will be from July 17th through August 4th. Please stay tuned for information on signing up for 2,3 or 5 day spots.
We are now officially a not for profit school!!!
While we’ve never been profit-driven, the Rose Garden is now officially operating as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The paperwork took over six months months, but came through with the start of the new year. Anyone can make a tax deductible donation to help the school meet its operating expenses or attain the goal of purchasing the property. We recently received an anonymous donation that will enable the school to pay for the expenses of setting up the new location and pay for ongoing bills. In the future we hope to install a full solar array, build an addition onto the house that will be the new entry and coat room, and create the permaculture garden integrated with our playground.
Please contact us if you would like to help or know someone who might like to support our goals.