Come join us at Natasha's Market Cafe on Election Night, Tuesday November 5th, from 6pm to 8pm for the launch of the Floyd Local Gifts Coupon Book. For the $15 cover price, you get unlimited appetizers and a free copy of the Coupon Book! Couples get a free copy of the book and appetizers for $25.

If you can't make it to the launch, the Coupon Book will be available online and at the following locations on November 9: Black Water Loft, Blue Mountain Elementary and High Schools, Blue Ridge Restaurant, Floyd Country Store, Floyd County Chamber of Commerce, Floyd Pharmacy, Harvest Moon Food Store, Hotel Floyd, New Mountain Mercantile, Republic of Floyd, Slaughters' Supermarket, Willis Village Mart, and Wills Ridge Supply.

We also have a special Thankful Celebration planned for Tuesday, November 26th, at the Elementary School. During this event, we are thanking the donors who took part in the Growing Pains campaign - especially the donor who won Trailer Naming Rights. Commencing at 11:30 am, the students will sing a song for the top donor, and the ceremony will be followed by a potluck in their honor. Please join us!

Stay tuned to your email and our Facebook group for more information and pictures.



Elementary Direction
Shelly Emmett
Shelly Emmett

 

We do a lot of Thanks-giving, or expressing gratitude, at our school. Every Thursday afternoon, we have a gratitude circle, where each student, teacher, and parent has a chance to share something or someone they are grateful for from the week. We end this with a great big group "Thank you," yelling it as loud as we can. We have a gratitude board outside our office, where everyone can post things they are grateful for, too. And in our classes, teachers focus regularly on helping students recognize and express how grateful they are for the people, experiences, and things in their lives. 

 
There are lots of reasons that we practice gratitude, but the one that I find most encouraging is that having a regular practice that allows us to experience the emotion of gratitude actually increases our sense of satisfaction with life. Gratitude truly makes us happier!   
This month, we'll be expressing our gratitude to the donors who participated in our Growing Pains campaign when we have our Thankful Celebration on Tuesday, November 26th at 11:30am. Those who contributed to this campaign helped us raise $7,438, which we we are using to help us better accommodate our growing student population.

To learn more about gratitude, how good it is for us, and how to increase the experience of gratitude in your life, see the following article from The Greater Good Science Center: Why Practice Gratitude?


High School News
Ezekiel Fugate
Ezekiel Fugate

 

In October, BMHS students young and old ventured over to Floyd County High School to take the PSAT. The students did a great job representing our community, and they all gained some valuable test taking experience. The PSAT offers students a chance to assess their math, reading, and writing skills, and it prepares them for the SAT, which is required by many colleges.  Plus, juniors who do well on the PSAT are eligible for a significant number of scholarships!   

 

Following the PSAT, the entire school headed up to Rocky Knob for an afternoon hike and picnic.  The students really appreciated the opportunity to decompress after their intense focus.  This was our second official field trip.  Our first big trip happened the previous week when we were invited out to Jane and Ken Cundiff's home, which borders the Parkway and is only a few miles from our school.  We spent the afternoon rambling through the woods with Jane and Fred First, both of whom are avid naturalists.  We learned about the temperate deciduous forest biome that we call home.  We met many native plants, and we even learned about some local beavers who have been active shapers of the landscape.  We look forward to many more fun and fruitful outings with the school!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now for a few words from some more of our teachers!

 

Literary Arts and Sacred Geometry Teacher, Jeri Rogers: 

 

For the Monday class, my students have been studying the concepts of the Fibonacci Sequence, Golden Ratio, and Sacred Geometry and their applications of patterns throughout nature. Observation, drawing Mandalas and mathematic practice help encourage the students to incorporate their understanding of these ideas.

 

In the Literary class, we are developing the basic outlines for creating a literary and art journal. Visiting professionals are helping the students to create a logo and overall design template for the journal, Artemis. The journal will be published at the end of the school year.

Humanities Writing Teacher, Judy Mann:

The Humanities Writing Class is having a great time reading and writing together.  So far the class has written autobiographies, a funny family story, an essay on how a historical figure changed the world, and a compare and contrast essay on two book characters of their choice. We focus on technique as well as creativity and self-expression.

Spanish Teacher, Christina Behrens:
 

Advanced Spanish Conversation class is so much fun, the time just zooms by.  We are now creating vocabulary lists based on daily readings in our dictionaries, and we will be sharing them online to be made into a vocabulary Superlearning experience.  We are also creating a script, "A Voyage to Costa Rica," for the same purpose.  Every week we share conversations about things we did over the weekend as well.  We have dictionary races to verify whether our 'guessed' words are correct; the intention is, to become comfortable with just flowing with the language.  Comfort is growing!   



Demigods
Brien Egan, Jonathan Vandergrift, and Inge Terrill
Brien Egan
Jonathan Vandergrift
Inge Terrill

 

Brien says...

 

We finished reading The Giver and created our story element dice, and we are now hard at work on our cumulative project of an essay and a visual representation of our writing. Some of the Demigods are creating their own utopian reality, others are writing an extension of the novel, while others created their own projects all together. We finished out October with work on a couple of scary short stories, " The Veldt," a science fiction futuristic tale of macabre by Ray Bradbury and "The Landlady," one of Roald Dahl's creepy tales.  Next month we are going to start reading and analyzing The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan and working with our literary centers where we will explore the various elements of literature terminology and broaden our writing and comprehension skills.  We will be also going head first on our dive into this year's creation of Colored Pencils.


We have been making great progress with our Math centers and have completed the first cycle of our Bi-weekly work plans.  Many of us have finished our Multiplication Charts, and others are working on more complex multiplication and division problems.  Exponents and order of operations have been another big focus in the room as we look forward to stepping into the world of variables and more difficult topics.  We are building our confidence as we move into unfamiliar waters out here in Math land.  Our look at sacred geometry is now giving us a chance for close observation of fractal geometric patterns and for working with the Mandelbrot set and how it works. 

In physical science, we have been looking at density and volume in our analysis of the four states of matter ,and we are looking ahead to dive into the world of atoms as we finish working with changes of state in matter.  In Geography we finished our maps of the United States and its major features.  Now we are working on creating our own book of Geographic terms and illustrations, so we can better understand the landforms and major features of our natural world.

We are in full swing with our caring partner project and have been eating lunch and spending time with our new friends in efforts to brighten their days and make their time with us at Blue Mountain School as awesome for them as it is for us!  We also have learned to elephant walk and have been practicing connecting exercises in class to better connect to one another in addition to our daily EFT practice and mindfulness practices. 
  

Jonathan says...

 

Every once and awhile, I get a chance to work with the students outside of the classroom.  It has always been a positive experience, and this last time was no exception - we transformed the school into a Haunted House.  Over a month ago, we were discussing different ways we could raise money for their Gettysburg trip.  It wasn't but the third or so idea before someone said: "We should do a haunted house!" Enthusiasm and consensus for the event was instantaneous among the group.  After a few weeks of planning and an afternoon of decorating, the kids put on an incredible event for the community which ended up being a great start for their fundraising.  But we wouldn't have been able to pull it off without the help of parents and BMS staff and teachers.  Thanks to everyone involved and hope we didn't scare you too much...



 

 

Inge says...

 

Demigod Science Update

 

For the past month, the Demigods have been studying a lot about insects.  We found out that they really do rule the world.  There are more than 900 thousand different kinds of living insects known to this planet.  For every insect species that is known to science, there are 1-2 more species that we do not yet know.  Insects make up about 80 percent of the world's species.  At any given time, there are some 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive on our planet earth!

 

We have also been learning more about our bodies.  This month, we studied the respiratory system.  One of the more interesting things we found out was the fact that we have millions of alveoli that look like tiny grapes in our lungs.  Also fascinating is all the mucus and small hairs (cilia) that we have in our sinuses, trachea, bronchioles, etc. that help to keep us healthy.

 

After taking two nature hikes around the BMES campus two weeks in a row, we made nature observations using our senses to experience Fall as it began to unfold.  These observations were written down in the student's Nature Notebooks and used to write poetry.  Here are some of the student's writings inspired by Fall. 

 

"A Fall Poem" by Tai Nunez 

 

The leaves are changing
Children play in the woods
The wrens sing their last chorus
The animals tuck their covers
   preparing for the long sleep that awaits
The plants die away
I smell winter coming   

 

"A Fall Song" by Jonah


mud is squishy
bugs are noisy
the leaves are colors
and trees are tall

mud is squishy
bugs are noisy
the leaves are colors
and trees are tall  

 

"Fall Haikus" by Kaia Kelleher 

 

Trees are starting to die.

I hear crunching under my feet, (crunch). 

Plants are starting to die.

 


Leafs are changing colors.
Red, yellow, orange, green, brown.
It is very calm.


Dragon Tamers
Miranda Altice
Miranda Altice

 

As part of this year's right brain/left brain intentions in the Dragon Tamers' classroom, creative writing has truly gained a lot of momentum since the beginning of the year. Many schools focus on creative writing as  an elective or a fun exercise... but we are by no means just any school. In fact, our classroom enjoys conversations about how "awesome" Blue Mountain School is. (Is it so rare to hear a child say they "loooove" their school??) And as creative and imaginative as our students are, creative writing has become more of a direct focus with the Dragon Tamers. Throughout the year the Dragon Tamers will be learning and becoming more familiar with the various "arts" of creative writing, such as creating children's stories, short stories, poetry, and even comic strips. To get their feet super wet, each Tuesday a new picture is taped to the chalkboard with the words "Tell Me a Story" written above it. The students are to observe the picture to their best ability, noting as much detail as possible (who, what, when, where, why, how??), and then they write a story in their composition books.  

 

The results have been truly incredible (and often hilarious). The students who seemed to have had the most trouble allowing themselves to be expressive - even in just a few words - have gone from writing only a couple of sentences simply explaining the picture, to now writing elaborate stories... often times chuckling to themselves while they write. Meanwhile, the benefits of creative writing are definitely worth sharing:

  1. Creative writing encourages creativity and imagination. (It improves the ability to "think outside of the box" and to use the mind more creatively and - believe it or not - analytically.)
  2. Creative writing gives language skills practice. (Learning grammar, punctuation, spelling, and word choice are made much more fun).
  3. Creative writing develops self-confidence and persuasiveness. (This can help children be more assertive and to voice their opinions easier and more creatively. Plus it feels awesome to have produced such a great piece of work!)
  4. Creative writing allows for self-expression. (Writing has always been proved to be a great sense of expressing hard-to-explain feelings. Using characters and plots, children can express themselves a lot easier and more creatively - great therapy!)
  5. Creative writing improves skills in other areas. (According to the Young Writers Association, studies have shown that children who practice creative writing are generally better in other subjects as well, like science, math, and even foreign languages. Stretching their minds - or as we like to call it "bending your mind" - and challenging themselves through creative writing helps to give them the confidence they need in order to accomplish more challenging situations in school and life in general.)

Pretty neat stuff! Here are some photographs of our awesome Dragon Tamers in deep thought:

 

 

On that creative note, here are a couple of samples that the Dragon Tamers have used for their creative writing adventures... So, dear BMS Newsletter reader... when looking at these pictures, can you "Tell Me a Story"?

 

 



Silverberries: Around the Town
Jenni Heartway
Jenni Heartway

 

The Silverberries are deep into their first unit, Around the Town. We have spent the past four weeks examining the homes, transportation, community helpers and businesses that are often present in towns.

 

This interest emerged from student interest in our classroom. Their interest and questions were very evident in the block section of our classroom.

 

"Let's make it a flying hotel!"

"No... that would cost too much, and people wouldn't want to go there."

"I'm making mail!"

"I need a newspaper."

"I can't live at the Bank!"

"Mmm... That food was so good!"

 

Acting as a facilitator for this process, I have been able to watch the students move from exploring the most basic needs of people living together and begin to think about the underlying, but not always explicit needs of communities. During a discussion of how the town we were creating should be governed, they were quick to decide that all of them should be involved rather than having one leader.   We have been mapping our thoughts on the town project and it seems like we add another thing to the map each day.

 

If you ask the students, the most enjoyable part of the project has been the creation of buildings and homes. They have been actively involved in searching out recyclable and cardboard for our creations. Cardboard has become a precious commodity in our classroom this month, and any given day you may find us splattered with paint and glue.


Our next step in the study will be a field trip around businesses in Floyd. After that, we will begin to put the "finishing touches" on our project and hope to share it with families and the school community. 



Fire Hawks
Hari Berzins
Hari Berzins

The Firehawks have been working on mindfulness. We meet in morning circle with our parents and breathe together. This month we are working with Thich Nhat Hahn's Pebble Meditation.

Here is some of our artwork. We call it Flower, Fresh.

We are all beautiful flowers.


Swinging Beetle Bugs
Stefi Schafer & Ashley Morales
Stefi Schafer
Ashley Morales

October is usually a colorful month, but it was even more colorful in the Early Childhood class. We started the month experimenting with primary-colored water and pipettes. The process of transferring water from one place to another, sucking and squeezing, captivated student interest for quite a while. In the process, the Swinging Beetle Bugs made a beautifully colored "quilt" that is hanging on the wall of our classroom.  

 

They also conducted several experiments in which primary colors were mixed to create secondary colors. The SBBs hypothesized, experimented and made conclusions on what they found. The high level of interest on this subject led to many more color projects. Tempera paints in primary colors were added to the easel area with large brushes. Play dough in primary colors became a table choice, and we quickly discovered what it takes to make the color brown.  

 

We took walks on Wandering Wednesdays and observed the colorful changes happening outside. The concepts of warm and cool colors were introduced, and the SBBs got a chance to experiment with tints, shades and tones. One primary color and white were added to palettes and tints were made. Next, primary colors and a small amount of black were added to create shades. Lastly, white and black, plus a primary color were added to create tones. All the while, the SBBs had paint swatch cards on the table to compare their colors with. There are so many fabulous books on the subject of color and we made sure to read lots of them this month!

 

The SBBs are becoming a cohesive unit, each child offering help or a hug (or a friendly reminder to pay attention) when needed. Imaginations are enormous in our classroom and lots of pretend play is happening. What is awesome to see is the collaborative nature into which the pretend play is evolving. The children are learning to work together to come up with a situation, choose roles, work out details and then PLAY! The benefits of this kind of play are vast including enhancement of the child's capacity for cognitive flexibility and creativity, cooperation, problem solving and divergent thinking.


The SBBs are learning to work together and help each other in all manner of ways. I often tell the children we are family here, and indeed, it is really looking that way.
 


Literacy & Culture:
Reading Development Part 2
Virginia Klara
Virginia Klara

In last month's newsletter, I described the first two stages in a child's reading development: Emergent Reader and Early Reader. As children gain additional literacy skills, they become Transitional Readers and finally Self-Extending Readers.

 

Transitional Readers

 

Transitional Readers have full use of Early Reading strategies: phonics, word syllabication, grammar, memory, rules governing common exceptions in written English, etc. They are able to use several cues at once to make sense of words and phrases. They know by sight a large core of frequently-encountered words and can, for the most part, read fluently.

 

Transitional Readers are able to read progressively more complex texts for increasingly longer periods of time without tiring. They can read for meaning and to gather information. Although children at this proficiency in reading notice pictures on a page, they rely less on illustrations in order to correctly infer meaning from text.

 

Transitional Readers still need support in learning how to read. Parents can discuss new vocabulary words as they come up in reading or conversation. Children will continue to benefit from hearing you read aloud, especially when the text has an unusual structure, such as the script or a play or metered verse. Your children will gain an understanding of visual graphics from being shown how to interpret new text structures, for example, tables, graphs, and lines in italic font.

 

To increase a child's vocabulary and reading fluency, parents should encourage Transitional Readers to read daily for pleasure as well as to accomplish assignments. Remember how important you are as a role model; a family reading time is a great way to model lifelong learning while relaxing together.

 

Self-Extending Readers

 

This, of course, is the target. Independent or Self-Extending Readers expand their knowledge by using various genres and numerous sources to gather information. Readers at this level of understanding can choose reading material for its intended purpose (pleasure, research, etc.).

 

Self-Extending Readers independently problem-solve to read complicated and unfamiliar words. They can interpret unfamiliar text structures, such as footnotes. A Self-Extending Reader readily previews or scans material to determine whether or not to read it in its entirety.

 

When children become Self-Extending Readers, they can read for extended periods of time, learning from what they read. When a student reaches this level, I say to you, "Job well done, Mom and Dad, Teachers and Friends, Brothers, Sisters, Babysitters, Grandsparents, and, of course, hard-working students...... " Yes, it takes a village.



Yoga & Physical Education:
Peace Places at Home
Sarah McCarthy
Sarah McCarthy

 

All of our elementary classrooms have "peace places," spots where a child can get away from the group if they are feeling shy, angry, or frustrated, or if they just need a moment alone. These are comfortable, cozy spots that have different tools the students can use use to gather and calm themselves. I see kids using it lots in my classroom. When used correctly, the peace place can be a powerful tool to regulate students' feelings and actions.

 

At home it could be useful to create a similar space where our children can 'tune in' to themselves when they are upset, nervous, or confused. This space could be inside, outside or both. Some ideas of what this might look like are: comfy cushion and pillows, a spot under a tree, a table with calming books, photos or favorite quotes, rocks, flowers, and feeling charts.

 

What is most important is you get the idea and create it with your children. They know what comforts them. Once your peace place is created, it is important to have methods to follow when someone in your family has a difficult confrontation or feeling and decides to visit this place of refuge. It is more than a place to zone out or escape our feelings and family members. It is a place to feel our feelings, get comforted, and practice calming down. Here is what we teach at school:

  1. Connect to our breathing: follow our breathing in and our breathing out, 3 seconds in, 3 seconds out ( having a visual of steps and how to breath can be useful)
  2. Recognize and name the feeling: angry, frustrated, sad, agitated, annoyed, confused, etc. 
  3. Use a tool to help you: calming book, a stone to hold, a flower to smell, a feeling chart, etc
  4. If a conflict happened, recognize one's action in the conflict: Did you notice how Annie was feeling after the conflict?
  5. PARENT /TEACHER follow up: Most importantly is to connect with our kids after they visit the peace place and check in with how they are doing and naming and talking about feelings and positive and harmful actions and words.
I am a firm believer in talking about challenges and hard situations with our children. This is how we grow, mature, and learn to make wise decisions with friends and others. After school is a great time to check in with our kids. "How did school go?" is one question that usually doesn't get to far. Probing about how it really went takes good questions. Some might be, "What was your favorite new thing that you learned today?", "How did you get along with your friends today?", "What was the most difficult thing that happened today?", or "What was the best thing about your day?" Deeply listening to our kids takes patience and mindfulness. When we take the time to recognize our kids needs, our relationships deepen!

If you have any questions about peace places or resources for creating a refuge in your home, please ask me or any of the teachers. Have fun!


Contemplative Studies
Jagadisha
Jagadisha

 

The first quarter of this school year we have focused on learning what it means to be really present. Using a series of exercises incorporating listening to the bell and following the breath, we have practiced. Stopping in the midst of activity:

  1. Take 3 mindful breaths
  2. Identify the in breath and out breath and what that feels like in the body
  3. Count the breath with in a set time frame
  4. Developing a slow deep breath
Presently we are developing what Thich Nhat Hahn calls Pebble Meditation:

 

Breathing in I see myself blooming like a flower

Breathing out I feel fresh

In, Flower

Out, Fresh

 

Breathing out I see myself as a mountain

Breathing out I feel solid

In, Mountain

Out, Solid

 

Breathing in I see myself as still water

Breathing out I reflect things as they are

In, Still water

Out, Reflect

 

Some resources for you!

 

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by MacLean and Alderfer

Each Breath a Smile by Thich Nahat Hanh

Jataka Tales 



Creative Expression
Katie Wells
Katie Wells

 

In Creative Expression we are exploring theater, movement and voice through improvisation. It is amazing how the students are tapping into their innate creative flow with guidelines and encouragement. 

 

Precious Moments:   

 

The Swinging Beetle Bugs were captivated by the floating scarves as they learned spatial paths and movement textures. We balled up the scarves and watched in awe how they blossomed out of of our palms.  

 

The Firehawks were proud to capture moments of physical balance and to discover new jumps from one foot to one foot, one foot to two feet, and two feet to two feet. We also had fun guessing each others' animals in a game of charades after reading The Mixed-up Cameleon.  

 

The Silverberries found objects in nature and excitedly embodied the various physical qualities. I saw them rolling like sticks, crumbling like dried leaves, and swaying in the wind like blades of grass.  

 

The Dragon Tamers improvised abstract duets with echoing and contrasting shapes and then moved into literal duets with theatrical gestures. We also had a blast making an acapella rock band!  

 

The Demigods integrated facial expressions and body language into improvised scenes while beginning to shift from attentive audience members to expressive actors and back again. 

 

I can't wait to see what creative moments will unfold next month!



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In This Issue
Elementary Direction
High School News
Demi-Gods
Dragon Tamers
Silverberries
Fire Hawks
Swinging Beetle Bugs
Literacy and Culture
Yoga & PE
Contemplative Studies
Creative Expression
Calendar
Talkin' with Teddy
Parent Reminder
Board
Parent Collective
Gratitude
 
Nov 1: Friday Enrichment Session 2 Begins   
Nov 8: Elementary School Snow Make-Up Day
Nov 13: Elementary All-School Meeting
Nov 26: Half Day
Nov 26: Thankful Celebration
Nov 27-29: Thanksgiving Break 

Chess Club: 3:15 Weds.
Adult Yoga: 3:15 Thurs. 
 

 
Being a guinea pig, I don't really have all that much to say, so I decided to let Virginia use my space to put a call to help feed our feathered friends. I don't personally know much about feathers, but they do look pretty on the birds. Over to you, Virginia!

Thank you, Teddy!

Our elementary students get pretty excited when woodland birds come in close at school. The wildlife-friendly shrubs, planted by BMS parents some years ago, have done their job, encouraging songbirds to nest along the edges of the yard.

Now I hope current parents can step forward as Feeder Fillers to keep the avian action going. Our classes put up and feeders near the school buildings. The children learn to identify local birds, study their habits, and find peace and enjoyment watching wildlife.

Unfortunately, class budgets do not contain funds for bird seed, so I am hoping that families will become our Feeder Filler sponsors.

You can do this 2 ways:

1) When you buy birdseed for your own feeders, pick up an extra bag for the school and drop it in the office. Black oil sunflower seeds and mixed wild bird seed fit our feeders.

2) Make a donation to the Feeder Filler fund so when seed donations are low, we can buy birdseed.

We have noticed that our local birds benefit the most from 5 months of feeding, November through March, so consider giving a little each month to keep the project going.

I have coordinated keeping the bird feeders filled for several years at school. If you bring in the seed or give to the seed fund, I'll gladly continue to help our children help our local wildlife. 

With thanks, 
Virginia

 
Blue Mountain School will follow the Floyd County Public School's (FCPS) inclement weather announcements regarding cancellations, delays, and early releases.

Please note that when FCPS has a 1-hour delay, BMS has no delay, and when FCPS has a 2-hour delay, BMS has a 1-hour delay.

If BMS decides to deviate from FCPS' schedule on subsequent days and have school, email will be sent to families by 8:00 am.

If there is any doubt about the school's schedule during inclement weather, please call the Floyd County School Closing Line, 745-9495.

As  fall starts to look more like winter, the Development Committee is getting ready to launch the 2013 Floyd Local Gifts Coupon Book.  Be sure to pick up a copy for your family and a few extra to sell to friends!

More exciting news ~ A Naming Ceremony will take place at the Thankful Celebration at the elementary school on November 26.  The new mobile classroom will be named after Doug Terrill and Jerryanne Taber Bier, the elementary school office will be named after Grandma Swokla, and the High School Lounge will be named after Tom Ryan. 

The next BMS Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 at Wall Residences. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

The Parent Collective will be meeting at Misty Harris's house on November 11 at 6:00 for a informational potluck. Contact Misty for directions.

In Gratitude We Thank

Jack Wall, Robert Cricenti, Randall Wells, Veronica Santo, Kristan Morrison, and Anita Kessler for donating to our Growing Pains campaign.

Chris Newitt
for taking pictures of the Swinging Beetle Bugs during a class trip.

The Wall Family Foundation for paying the high school's rent.

Strengthening our Systems for allowing the Swinging Beetle Bugs to pick apples from their apple tree.

All the family and friends who helped make the Haunted School a great success.

Ed Gralla for donating the proceeds of his aloe plant sales at Harvest Moon to the school.

Lucia Gruber for donating items to be sold at  Fancies and Follies in the school's name.

CERC for continuing to provide non-profit sponsorship.

Linda Johnson, Martha Taylor, Winter Koeppe, and Sunny Brontosaurus for helping in the classroom.

Anonymous Donor for paying the school mortgage.

Wilder Publications for donating to the scholarship fund.

 

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