Dear Fearless Gardeners,
Welcome to the 17-18 school year!!
This year looks like a really fun year, and I have some big announcements to start the year. Every year it seems that we change and grow— (just like plants!)
We have some big changes, some happy news, and one big challenge.
First, the good news about changes:
We have a new teaching team this year. Two teachers will be sharing the Garden Teacher position: the beloved Ms. K is back, and she is partnering with Ms. B! So far, this looks like a stellar team, and we look forward to welcoming Ms. K back, and welcoming Ms. B to the family. Ms. B comes from a great history of teaching and building garden curriculum for many Public and Private schools, and our administration is thrilled to have her on board.
We are infusing the Urban Roots Curriculum with the Life Lab Curriculum, which will bring stronger ties to science for our kids, and will be used also in the Science Lab, our Music Room, Art Studio, and our Stem Lab. The administration feels that it is important to create even stronger ties to our cluster classrooms!
Some Happy News:
Some of the K and Pre-K Monarchs came back and laid eggs on the milkweed in the PS84 Gardens. We spotted 5 caterpillars on August 23rd! Look!
The Big Frustrating Challenge:
We are very disappointed that the Roof Garden renovation has not yet even BEGUN. Frustrating! Last May we were informed that the SCA was to begin in June, and now the project is back out to bid. If you are interested in helping Dr. Lolis get this project started, please let me know. Meantime, we will continue to use our roof garden as is, and teach the PS 84 children this fall.
As always, our graduating Fearless Gardeners are ALWAYS welcome to join us and keep in touch by staying in the Google group.
Once a Fearless Gardener, always a Fearless Gardener!