As with many challenges, there was also the gift of being completely "unplugged" even from our cell phones. It gave our family rare moments of sitting together, not being rushed with a to do list, just talking, playing word games, and connecting in ways that seem so out of reach in our busy lives. It may be something that our family chooses to do on a regular basis from now on.
- Apron sewing party at Maria Hansen's home for Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser -9:30 AM. Call her at 766-4488 if interested in attending.
- Set -up of the school - reminder to work around the men's group that meets at the church the 1st of the month from 5:30 - 7:00
- Fundraising Meeting - 4-6pm at the school. Open to anyone.
- Lantern Walk/Martinmas Festival - Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon.
This will be our main fundraising efforts for the remainder of the season. If you have not already signed up to help in some way, please consider doing what you can. There are things you can do if you are not available to attend that day. See below for more details.
You can help by:
- Making aprons or donating material, thread - contact Maria if interested
- Helping to run one of our "stations" - entry table, bake sale, children's crafts, Greenwood Tree sales table - see sign up sheet at the school, or email Maria.
- Donating baked goods - can be dropped off either on day of the sale, or Friday before ( November 16th)
- Making a few simple signs to be put up during the sale - contact Maria if interested.
- Donating items to the Greenwood table. All proceeds for the sale benefit Greenwood.
We so appreciate your helpfulness in the classroom. A cooperative cannot run without it and we recognize that everyone puts in time in their busy schedules. It is deeply appreciated by the teachers and the board, and our children really benefit from the attention that you help to provide and the behind the scene assistance that makes the day run smoothly.
If you are a helper, especially in the afternoon and particularly on Fridays when we take down, please make sure that the kitchen is truly clean and dishes are not only washed, but dried and put away. This will help in keeping good relations with the church and it is not something that is expected by the take down helper and we want our teachers, who have given so much to our kids and are TIRED by the end of the week to not have to feel this is something they need to worry about.
We suggest that as time permits, you start to clean up even before the end of class, including asking the teachers what could be put back in the supply closet.