Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thank you to the many parents and student volunteers that made Sppoky Fun Fair and Monster Mash possible. As you can see from the pictures we had a spooky good time. Over 100 additional pictures are available on our Shutterfly page.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

OOCHWORLD! Inspirational and educational entertainment for schools and families

OOCHWORLD! Inspirational and educational entertainment for schools and families Ooch came back to Birch Meadow last week to energize and educate students. "Whether it be learning how to deal with the challenges of daily life, learning to embrace our unique differences or making positive decisions when the tough choices arise, Ooch had something for everyone." Additional pictures available on Shutterfly.

Garden Committee Works Hard

Please read the message below from Jodi Fox who is helping coordinate efforts of the Birch Meadow Garden Committee. Her message follows a wonderful clean up effort from many volunteers. So a hearty thanks to all who were able to participate this morning!!! What a wonderful stretch of warm and rainless weather we had. This was a tremendous day of community giving by so many. And, we could not have done it without you. Sri, thanks to much for your extra work with transporting to the dump and the extra work cleaning up. Troop 75305 and your families, thanks for the great showing. This was a truly spectacular effort by all. There is more to come, as mentioned previously. So, we will keep everyone up to date as this progresses. Keep in mind, if you missed today's opportunity and were hoping to get your hands dirty, there is always more to do. The cub scouts will be doing their annual clean up in the front of the school next weekend. So, the grounds will really get spruced up nicely. We look forward to that. Upcoming... We potentially will be getting some donations of bulbs, etc. However, we will take more. So, please let us know if you are able to donate or secure donations. Organizations making donations will be able to add their name/signage to the garden space. (Please see me regarding size, location, etc.) Further, we will be able to mention them on edline. So, great opportunity for commercial exposure. We will be talking further about where the best location will be for the various plants/bulbs. We are still looking to remove the sculpture, but after closer examination will need some industrial strength equipment. So, if anyone knows someone who could make that happen for us, please let me know. And, still one of my to-dos: talk with landscaper about a more sustainable solution for the spaces surrounding the raised beds (we decided to keep those]. Anyway, thanks again to everyone. Additional pictures on Shutterfly b

Monday, October 8, 2012

Visit from Pentucket Educators

This past week we had a special visit from a group of educators from the Pentucket school system. They came to Reading to see how we integrate technology and 21st century skills into the education of our students. They visited Birch Meadow as well as Parker Middle School to learn our routines. Thank you to Heidi Murray and Jan Rhein who invited our visitors to watch them teach.