School's out for summer!
Coyote Summer Challenge is calling...
Have you climbed any mountains?
Or played in the creek?
Okay, go get busy relaxing
Lie back and enjoy
Sun and blue skies!

Outlook for fun?
Utterly
Tremendous!


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


Direction
Shelly Fox
Shelly Fox
 
Something about summer,
Understandably,
Makes 
M
Euphoric,
Remembering all the things I forgot when it was cold.



The Burritos
Holly Haworth
Holly Haworth
  


Summer by Eva

Smoothies are good
Mango smoothies are amazing
Maybe we can go to the beach and get smoothies
Even I like going to the beach and getting smoothies.
Right now it is time to go!

.
Sand by Amelia

Summer is coming very soon!
Any day now school will be out.
Now you can see a lot more animals than in winter.
Down comes the rain, very often.


Summer by Kanaya

Sunrise is so beautiful
Under the water is the only cool place to be
May apples are not edible
Maybe try a mango
Everyone, egos get in the way of fun
Rhode Island Red chickens are for me me.

 

Summer by Rowan

Sun is really great
USA is getting hot
Memory kills me
Mangos taste good
Edible bananas are good
Rivers are amazing


Flower by Miya

Faith is a
Loving thing
Over a hill
With some water
Everywhere is a bee
Red as blood

Summer by Nyjah

Swimming in a pond
Under the water
Muddy in a creek
Mud on my arms
Eating food outside
Running and jumping




Black, Fire-Breathing Pythons
Shelly Sherman
Shelly Sherman

Stream Play by Aden
 
Sand
Ticks
Rocks   
Earwig
Amazing stuff
Magic
 
Practice
Laying down
Apples
Yay
 
 
Eating Candy by Cedar
 
Even better than fruit
Awesome
Tasty
Infinite
Not bad!!!
Good
 
Crazy
Amazing
Nice to eat
Delicious
Yummy
 
Travel to China by Milo
 
Tea ceremonies
Really amazing
Airplanes
Very cool
Everyone speaks Chinese
Large population
 
Time in China
Oh it's so big
 
Caring people
High towers
I'm going to China
No kangaroos
At last I'm here
 
Snake Catching by Wubi
 
Snake hook
Nope! Don't bite me!
Awesome animals
Kayak catch
Enormous black snakes
 
Cool creatures
Acting dead
Teaching me lessons
Cracking down on mice
Hectic at times
Icily beautiful
Never not cool
Ground is often their home
 
Summer is Hot by Loic
 
Sweating
Un-cold
Mother gardening
My help
Eat ice cream
Reading inside
 
I like summer!
Swimming yay!
 
Humming birds everywhere
Outside all the time
The water is so cold
 
 

 
Gaming with Teja by Avery
 
Growing
Again
Mind control
Idea
Not playing
Going under water
 
Winter
I can't flip
Trapping
Hungry
 
Toto
Eating along side
Jay could be my name
Avery
   
Going to the Zoo by Lucy
 
Gorillas are eating bananas
Ostriches are running around
In the igloos are penguins
New tigers are in the den
Grapes are getting thrown in the cages 
 
Tortoises are walking like a tortoise
Orangutangs are swinging from branches
 
Two wolves are howling
Hyena are running
Elephants are sleeping
 
Zebras are galloping
Ocean animlas
Out I go. The zoo was fun!
 
 

 
Travel to France by Myself by Gallia
 
Talking French
Relaxing
Amazing sights
Visiting relatives
Eating my grandmother's food
Looking at historical places
 
Traveling to Paris
Old family photos
 
Family
Right place for me
A lot to do
Naughty younger cousin
Climbing the Eiffle Tower  
Everything is elegant
 
Beach
Yucky camamber
 
Missing friends
Yummy bagget
Soccer with my cousin Song
Embrace every moment
Learning more French
Flying on a plane alone
 
   
Going to my Grandma's by Anya
 
Great
One
Incredible
Ninja
Grateful grandma
 
Talkative sometimes
One of a kind
 
Marvelous
Young to me
 
Games make her competitive
Racing to win
About one of the best grandmas I know
Nickname does she have one?
Different than my other grandma
Making my day
An airplane is what me and my grandma are flying back hom one
Super cool
 
Going to New Places by Rhys
 
Going to get ready to explore
On my way there where ever there is
I will learn so much
No one knows where we're going yet 
Going somewhere awesome I hope
 
To the unknown and beyond
On my way to somewhere great
 
Nothing can stop me from exploring
Everything is beautiful in its own way
Way out there there's a place I want to go -- Hawaii
 
Planning to see new places
Loving new places
Adventure everywhere
Can't wait
Everywhere is a new plac e even if I've seen it
Sometimes it's okay to stay and play with my friends.
    
Selling Duck Eggs by Sully
 
Some are big
Eating
Listen to the ducks quack
Look how much food I give them
I'm getting eggs
Naming them
Going to make money
 
Dede
Under hay
Cool
Keep eggs
 
Extra yellow
Goody
Good
Scrambled eggs
 
   
Barefoot Fun by Otis
 
Bouncing
Air on my feet
Running
Elegant
Fast
Outdoors
Ouch
Tickling

Funny
Unwashable feet
Natural 
   
Playing Terarria by Carter
 
Planter
Lava
Att
Yellow brick
I love
Night
Glass
Terrible
Eating mushrooms
Rocks
Anger
Rocks
Rolling boulder
In formation
Awesome
 
 
Playing with Friends by Eve
 
Practicing juggling
Lucy hangs out with me
Animals play and run
Yuna (my dog) is hopping away
I am splashed while in the creek
Naming new pets
Grasshoppers hopping around
Water gets me wet
Inside we watch movies
Turtles we sometimes see
Huckleberries have become ripe
Funny jokes are shared
Rattlesnakes come out on walks
Everything is green
In summer we play outside
New toys are given and given away
Dogs lick your hands when you arrive
Same old friends, same old fun. 
 
   
Gaming with Friends by Teja
 
Gaming
Alliance
Minecraft
I can't wait to play
Nothing better than video games
Good
 
When do I win
I play games
Teaming up
Horror
 
Fortnite
Reymen legends
I love video games
Exiting the game
Never dying
Different games
Scary games
 
Drawing Outside by Eva-Rose
 
Drawing in the sun.
Racing to the finish of my picture
Aah! The refreshing breeze of summer
When I'm drawing I'm blissful
I love to draw!
Nothing better!
Gum is fun to chew while you draw.
 
On paper
Unless there is no paper or pencils
Too much drawing is not a thing
So much fun!
Is drawing bad? NO! 
Drawing rocks!
Eva is signing off.
 
(What would YOU draw for "Nothing Better?")  
 
 


Magical Flying Basilisks
Tammie Sarver
Tammie Sarver

Basilisks

B etter than bacteria! Beach blue, bed, bead, bird, bunny, ballet loving friends!
A lways artistic
S lithering, spinning, singing, sledding, and skiing through school
I ce cream, doughnut, cookie loving incredible ice skaters!
L ovely listeners, looking and learning
I ngenious!
S caley sensational skateboarders
K ids who consume cake and care for kittens
S illy, Slithering snakes and Sully are special
 


Arthur

A crostic awesome
R eally awesome
T urtle
H arry Potter lover
U ucleads
R eptiles

Bailey

B eautiful as birds
A mazing
I like ice cream
L ovely as a poet
E xploring person
Y ippee for me!



Avery A.B.

A nnacuteplayer
V aliant
E pic
R uling at my video games
Y ummy doughnuts

Avery B.

A rtist
V ery good
E xciting
R adiant
Y awning

Casey

C ats are Gods and I love cats
A very AB is my best friend
S avors pickles
E pic friend
Y elling Pickles



Elijah

E xcellent at daeho
L ava is cool
I ce cream is delicious
A very AB is my best friend
H ot chocolate is delicious

Neave

N ever Dead
E ven Steven
A nimal canimal loves to eat
V ery scary hates to marry
E ver never out of words

Zaila

Z appy Z
A llison is my mom
I like ice cream
L ove shmelly things
A pples I love
 



Golden Turquoise Swooping Owls
Jenni Heartway
Jenni Heartway
 
Ice Cream by Sorjn
 
I don't care about
Chips.
Eat it!

Chocolate
Raspberry 
Everybody
Apple 
Moose tracks

Vacation by Malachai  
 
Visit
Apples
Candy
Apricots
Tadpoles
I love it
Ocean
Nests
 













Shining Inchworms
Stefi Schafer & Angie Barrett
Stefi Schafer
Angie Barrett

Smart,
Happy,
Intrigued,
Neighborly,
Imaginative,
Noisy,
Giving.

Investigating
Nature.
Calmly
Hearing.
Working with
Others.
Recklessly
Making
Smiles.




Yoga & P.E.
Sarah McCarthy
Sarah McCarthy
 
Playing
Outside
Newts
Dandelions
Slimy algae

Another
New
Day

Lazy
Afternoons
Keep
Enjoying
Summer




Art
Lore Deighan
Lore Deighan
 
Awesome students 
Really make being an art
Teacher fun!



Contemplative Studies
Jagadisha
Jagadisha
 
Buddies
Under
Green
Shade

After
Noon
Day

Bring
In
Red
Day lilies
Singing



Drama
Corey Avellar
Corey Avellar
H eroic, herculean, hilarious  
Adventurous, animated, appreciative
Valiant, vigorous, very  balanced,
Energetic, creative, b rave

Attentive, aware, at ease

Glad, gleeful, gracious
Resourceful, researching, 
Explore, inspiration, industrious
Active, alert, alive, balanced
Try new things,  laughing, tickled
 
Smiley, sparkling, sunny, simple
Uunder cover,   Umbrella-ish, under water
Merry imagination, courageous
Mirthfully  playful, mysterious
Enterprising, lively, compassionate
Receptive, radiant, researching
!




 
Building Blue Mountain
Building Committee

 
Building takes a long time!
Until the new building arrives,
Improvements to existing areas and 
Lots of planning and prep work!
Determining new parking areas, and
Investigating old blueprints.
New entryway to main building?
GPS to locate property corners long buried?

Building inspector conversations,
Looking for grants,
Updating decking, and pondering
Excavation.

Many, many, many discussions:
Outdoor classroom designs,
Updating cubbies and storage,
Negotiating contracts,
Talking with neighbors.
Accessibility is key!
Incredible excitement is growing as our
New spaces begin to take form!


We hope you enjoyed reading the Indigo Messenger.

Be sure to  it to anyone you think may be interested.

 
Thank you,

The folks at


In This Issue

June 18-22: Forest Forts Camp
June 21: BMS at Floyd Small Town Summer 
June 25-29: Big, Messy Art Camp
July 9-13: Fields, Forests, and Fun Camp 
July 25-29: BMS Child Care at Floyd Fest
Aug 23: Back-to-School Tea and Class Meetings
Aug 27: First Day of School 
 
 
 
During non-camp weeks, the office will by open by appointment only. The best way to contact us is by email, or you are welcome to leave a message on the office voicemail at 540-745-4234.   

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees meets regularly in the enrichment room. The public is welcome to attend. If you would like to learn more about the Board, please contact the office.   

 


In Gratitude We Thank

Zion Lutheran Church for allowing us to use their space.

Chris Barrett, Amy Adams, Stephanie Smith, Satya, Ashleigh Bowman, Lori Klein, and Scott Katznelson for helping with Field Day.

On the Water for hosting the Burritos canoe trip.

Will Bason for giving the Burritos lessons on the penny whistle.

Dada Mahesverananda for sharing some cooperative games with students and staff.

Red Rooster, Harvest Moon,  Express Mart, DJ's, Pizza Inn, Subway, and Food Lion for donating coupons for our Project Fair Quest.

The Community Foundation for the New River Valley for awarding us a grant for having the most individual donors in Floyd County on GiveBigNRV Day.

Blue Ridge Accounting & Tax for keeping our books.

Beegle Landscaping & Lawn Care for taking great care of our grassy areas.

Citizens Telephone Cooperative for donating internet services.

Clark Gas & Oil for keeping us and our water toasty warm. 


 

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470 Christiansburg Pike, Floyd, Virginia 24091