Thank you for an amazing Harvest Festival!
This year's Harvest Festival was a beautiful event enjoyed by all. Thank you to those of you who helped out and to everyone for coming and enjoying our community together. See the note below from Miss Harris, our Aftercare Instructor.
Miss Harris and the students who attend Mountain Sage's outdoor inspired Aftercare Program chose to raise money for the Monarch Butterfly, a species whose numbers are suffering due to loss of habitat. The students conducted research and discovered that Monarchs rely solely on the milk weed plant to complete their life cycle. To help the species, the aftercare students finger knitted small butterfly decals, and with extra help from Logan Nance our garden assistant, collected milkweed seeds and stuffed them into hand made, decorated seed packets. The butterfly decals and seed packets were available for donation at this year's Harvest Festival in hopes that families would spread the milkweed seeds in their backyards creating valuable habitat for the Monarchs. The aftercare students set a goal to raise $30 and with the help of our generous and caring Mountain Sage families, the students exceeded their goal, raising $36.91!! The money will be sent to the National Wildlife Federation who will use the money in a way that best supports the species. In return, the aftercare students will receive a symbolic "certificate of adoption", a plush monarch butterfly toy, and an informative poster.
Thank you to everyone who helped save the Monarchs at this year's Harvest Festival! The children are incredibly proud of themselves for surpassing their goal!
With love and thanks,
Miss Harris & the Aftercare students
Our Lantern Walk is coming right up on November 7th. This is an event for the k-3rd grade students at Mountain Sage. Siblings of any age are welcome!
Please ask your class teacher if you can help her make lanterns with the children!
Please visit the Lantern Walk page to view the sign up and any other information. Thank you!
Winter Faire Crafting has begun!
As many of you know, Winter Faire is an event that takes each and every one of us to make happen!
Each Friday, from now until Winter Faire, we will be crafting during and after Friday morning coffee. No matter your skill level, there will be something for you. Can't make Friday coffee? We will have kits to bring home. email Marna with the subject line winter faire if you would like a kit or want to contribute in some other way. Check the Winter page soon for a sign up and other information.