Gearing Up For the Fall!

July 29 - 2:32PM

Happy summer to all of you! I hope your summer is going well and that you and your family are enjoying the warm weather and making lots of great memories.

Besides our Seeds of Wonder Nature Camp, we are working on fixing things around the school, ordering supplies, making new programs for the new school year, and registering new folks. It is always a busy summer here at Fields of Green!

This fall we are happy to announce that we have added two new teachers to our staff! Zoe Makofske is our new music teacher for our Elementary/Middle kids and also an Assistant in the Sprouts classroom three days per week. She has her Master's degree in Music Education and will be bringing along her two kids as well to join our community. John Tirelli is our new STEAM educator for Elementary/Middle kids and we are so excited for him to teach our kids how to use our new 3D printer, along with programming, robotics, and other wonderful subjects in the tech world!

We are also working on establishing a new Parents Facebook page, and that will come out in August. It's a new, fun way to connect with all the wonderful families here at FOG.

That's just some of what we are doing - have a great rest of the summer and please give us a call if you are interested in possibly joining our learning community here at Fields of Green!

Coming Events

March 29 - 11:16AM

  1. We have just finished casting all of our Sprouts for the play! The Elementary/Middle kids helped to pick out the kids' parts. They help me co-produce the play so they feel completely invested in their performance. You will receive the list of the Sprouts parts in your child's folder. If your child has any lines, a copy of those lines will also be attached. We try to make a child's first time on stage in a play easy and fun, so we do not pressure most of them with having to speak lines. Only a couple of children will have lines, and those will be limited to one or two lines. The Sprouts will be viewing the movie a few times so they can understand the timing of their parts and what they will need to do. Once we get closer to the date, we will practice in the church next door. Remember that you are responsible for your child's costume, although we have a professional costume designer mom in our midst and we are trying to figure out how she can help us out. More info on that soon. In the meantime, make sure you view the movie with your child and also go online to grab screen shots of what your child's costume should look like. I am always available to answer questions if you have any. Please feel free to call the school or email me with your questions.

  2. I have received some of our Toy Fair Fundraiser educational toy picks. I have decided that on nice days, the Elementary/Middle kids will man a table outside during drop offs and pick ups to sell the items as they come in. I don't have much storage space and I think it will be good practice for them to market the items and work with money. So far I have received some quality wooden puzzles in 100 piece packs. The company sells more than what I bought in smaller and larger piece sets, and we are happy to take orders if we don't have what you are looking for. We also have a number of the "Opoly" games, which are takeoffs from Monopoly. There is Cat-opoly, Horse-opoly, etc. They all look so fun to play! This company, too, can take orders on games we may not have in our small stock. We will wait for a really nice day before setting up a table, but get ready to have fun shopping! I will be receiving other Toy Fair picks in the next couple of weeks, so more will come out as the days warm up!

  3. Our Seeds of Wonder Nature Camp info will be coming out next week also! Watch your child's folder for that information. It's going to be a summer of fun learning and play!

  4. Many new Community Service projects will be available this spring so those of you who signed up to complete your Community Service hours can do so. I will be making a list of the many things we need done this spring before school ends. Stay tuned for that!

  5. Don't forget also to mark your calendars for our Open House on Saturday, June 1st! All staff is required to attend that day. Remind friends and family to mark the day too so they can join you! It is a fun, family day from 11 to 3. We will have a Silent Auction, a BBQ potluck lunch, bouncy house, games for kids, goat grooming and hopefully some music for all!

School Choice Week! 9:30 to 11 on January 24th

January 18 - 12:46PM

To celebrate School Choice Week, we are putting on our annual Parent Breakfast in all classes! Parents will enter the "FOG Restaurant," be seated by their own child/waitress/waiter and the child will then retrieve breakfast for their parent! Sprouts and Seedlings will serve continental breakfasts and the Elementary class will cook a pancake breakfast for their parents. All parents welcome!

School Closed

January 4 - 6:12AM

Due to the expected weather conditions, school will be closed today.

Holiday Parties, Reminders

December 6 - 1:21PM

Good afternoon,

After my last email, I see that some parents signed up for I forgot to add that in order to get texts about snow delays, etc., you need to sign up under "All Students" on the site, so if you did not do that, please go back in and get on that list. It is from that list that I text about closings and delays.

On December 19th and 20th, we will have little holiday parties in our classrooms. We welcome anyone sending in treats for the classes! The Seedlings and Sprouts do not exchange presents, but the Elementary kids have a present exchange. For that, please send in a gift that will be suitable for either gender. The limit for gifts is $15. You can send it in wrapped, but with no name on it - we do a little game to exchange the gifts. Please send in your gift no later than Monday, the 18th. The Elementary party will be on Wednesday, the 20th.

If you have any questions, let me know. Such a busy month!!

Have a good evening, Miss Deb