Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn's First Parent Educational Forum

Greetings to everyone on a beautiful Autumn day!

We are happy to announce our first Parent Educational Forum at Greenwood Tree this next Wednesday, October 5th from 6-8pm.  We will be congregating at the Unitarian Church in Mount Vernon where GWT classes are held. 

Our first forum is a parent panel that will focus on homeschooling and finding the balance in the home.  Amy Cocheba, Lisa Cooper, Carrie Wolcott and Sophie Dobra will be answering questions from the audience regarding their approach to homeschooling, curriculum, multi-age homes, nurturing their family and themselves and other questions related to their homeschooling experience.  Each has been homeschooling for a number of years and has a lot of experience and wisdom to share with our community. 

This is a family-friendly event as there will be childcare available.  We encourage all parents to attend and to invite other families who are homeschooling or who might be interested in homeschooling.  GWT members are free and we are asking for a $5 donation for non-members.

Attached is the flier to advertise this event.  There will be many posted around the community, but please feel free to print some off and spread the word.  If you attend GWT and will be there Thursday or Friday there is a stack of the fliers for you to take and hang around the community. 

Hope to see you all there,

Greenwood Tree Board 
Laurel, MaryAnn, Britt, Shelley, Nancylee, Kathryn, Shanna

& Resource Council
Lara & Jamie

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Autumnal Equinox Celebration

Greetings to everyone,

As we welcome a new season and the many changes from summer to autumn, we would like to celebrate and welcome all of you to the new season at Greenwood Tree. 

Come and join Greenwood Tree at the home of Carl and Waverly Jaegel (parents of Jamie Jaegel) on Friday, September 23, 2011.  Everyone is welcome and please feel free to invite family and friends.  There will be crafts, apple cider pressing and a potluck to follow.  For those families who are currently not enrolled at Greenwood Tree we are asking for a suggested donation of $5.

Location: 15873 McLean Road, Mount Vernon 98273 (Carl and Waverly Jaegel)

Contact: Jamie Jaegel-360.336.9937

Date: Friday, September 23rd

Time: 4:30-7pm

The rhythm of the evening will look like this:

4:30pm Arrival
4:30-5:30pm Crafts/Apple Cider pressing
5:30-5:45pm Opening Circle/Muscial Procession
5:45-6:15pm Potluck
6:15-6:45 Storytelling
6:45-7pm Closing circle
7-7:30pm Clean-up

Please make sure that you bring:
A yummy potluck dish to celebrate in the harvest season
Picnic gear for your family (plates, utensils, glasses, etc.)
Weather appropriate clothing
Musical instruments for adults and children

We hope to celebrate the coming of autumn with you and your family.  Please RSVP (and also let us know if you have any questions) by responding to this email or by calling Jamie (360.336.9937) or Shelley (360.445.3178). 

Kind regards,

The Greenwood Tree Board and Resource Council
Laurel, MaryAnn, Britt, Nancylee, Shelley, Kathryn & Shanna, Lara & Jamie