Goodness gracious, that was one full month!! The poet T.S. Eliot said that April mixes memory and stirs dull roots with rain…and we experienced precisely that after such a high volume of varied events this month--whew!
April started with our springtime Parent-Teacher Conferences, which were very successful. I enjoy the time we spend together; thank you for taking the time to be with me.
We headed right into Student Led Tours after that. They were so fun! I get so tickled watching your children shine, and watching your own interest and insights bloom. I’m glad so many of you could come for this very special time.
The very next day, we headed downtown to see Zach Scott’s production of “Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play,” written by Mo Willems, the author of the same beloved books. It was a hilarious musical, with lots of laughter and participation from our students. Once again the children shined when it came to theater decorum, and we had a blast! Thank you for helping us make it possible for the children to experience the arts and to support live performances.
Some of our own performers hosted a Poet’s Springtime Tea. They created and served homemade snacks and tea, and we enjoyed poetry readings, both original and famous, from several students. It was a relaxed afternoon of words, cookies, and playtime. An ideal April afternoon!
We’re grateful that so many of you could join us for the Spring Festival! We had several auction winners in our class, including the raffle winner of the “tulip” full of gift cards! Our class art project was a hit, too; the highest bid went to Fig Tree again (woot! woot!). And some of our students made the Dunking Booth very, very popular when they climbed in--thanks for braving the water on a chilly day, Fig Tree! Congratulations to all who won, and a deep thanks to all who came, contributed, volunteered, and supported our school in this fun event.
We finished out this very full month with our Full-Cycle Camping Trip to Pedernales Falls State Park. It was absolutely lovely. The weather was perfect both during the day and overnight (how often does that happen??!), and the students loved hiking all over the falls, swimming in our private section of the river, and hiking in the woods before heading home. S’mores were devoured, epic games of tag were played, and lots of wildlife was sighted, like boar, lizards, fox, fireflies, deer...and we even heard baby goats!
Camping is such a fun way to conclude their Lower Elementary years; thank you so much to all volunteers for loaning us equipment and driving us there. You helped make some really sweet memories.
Reminders and Sign-Ups
All Sign-Ups are filled and complete for the remainder of the year! THANK YOU, Fig Tree community!!
The school is planning an End of the Year Swim Party on Wednesday, May 24th. Stay posted for details!
Last Day of School is May 26th!
Although the children will share a snack that day, we will not have lunch together as a class. It is an early dismissal.
“What do you recommend we do this summer??” is a common question from families this time of year. An email will be sent to your family at the end of the year with “summertime suggestions” catered either to your child returning to Fig Tree in the fall or to “movin’ on up”!
Here’s to the home stretch!
With deep gratitude,
Fig Tree Cottage