Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Events

October's theme is Flight, and with so many events this month it is sure to fly by; mark you calendars so you don't miss anything.

Sunday, October 10 Curious Epicures: Renaissance Feast

Thursday, October 14 Trip to Howell Nature Center
All day

Friday, October 15 No School for Children (Staff Development day)
All day

Friday, October 22 Wild Swan Theater production of Jack and the Bean Stalk

Friday, October 29 School-wide Eco-Fair*

Some of these events you have already heard about and more details will be coming soon.

*The one event I wanted to give a heads up about, is the Eco-Fair. It has become a tradition at Summers-Knoll to have an Eco-Fair in lieu of the traditional Halloween celebration. Children (and staff) still wear costumes to school but they make their own costumes using recycled and reused materials. Materials for the costumes can be found around the house, in the recycle bin, or at re-sale shops such as Value World. The idea is to have a good time making something new out of something old. I hope you will have fun helping your child create a costume.

The Eco-Fair is a fabulous way to celebrate community, creativity, and taking care of the earth. During the day the children will show off their costumes as well as participate is a variety of projects using re-used and recycled materials.

Here is an example from last year: Quinn made herself into a tube of tooth paste.

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