Sprout, Grow, Bloom
All Things SPRING
We know we still have a few snows ahead of us, but it is officially spring. Spring is always bustling at Wild Plum Center and this year we want to share some of the things that have been in full bloom
Building Early Literacy in Children and Families
Wild Plum has always actively empowered parents to be advocates in their child's education, but we also strive to give them resources to be successful. That's why we send every Wild Plum student home with their own personal library.

This spring, we would like to thank the Primrose School, for over six years they have been collecting books and reading with our students in the classrooms. Primrose collected over 1,200 books for WPC families this year alone!

In addition, we want to thank Alexis from Westview Middle School and Used Book Emporium for donating over 150 children's books.What a remarkable community!

We take comfort in knowing that all of our families have reading resources at home on the shelves while sheltering in place.
Family Engagement and Liberal Arts
If you want to be inspired, connect with a high school student undertaking their Capstone Project. Their project ideas are remarkable, the Wild Plum Center has had the pleasure of working with students from Silvercreek High School and Dawson School so far this Spring.

Karly created "You've Got a Friend in Me" a nonprofit where she and other volunteers dress up, throw craft parties and encourage participants to enjoy just being a kid. They compiled a great video that summarizes their first video to Wild Plum Center and we wanted to share it with you.

In addition, Mayor, a high school student from Dawson has been hosting Jazz Fusion Dance Classes for Wild Plum students, at no charge to our families. Our tiny dancers learn about the importance of moving our bodies and how much fun it can be to dance with friends.

If you or someone you know is looking for a community service project, please be in touch. We love to hear new ideas and even have some of our own, like a Project Manager for our Early Childhood Health Outdoors Natural Learning Environment built in partnership with the National Wildlife Federation.

Now is the time to get creative and think about different opportunities to support communities from afar.
Denver Academy's National Art Honor Society's Birdhouses

Every year in gearing up for Birds and Blooms we are looking for organizations and individuals to host "Birdhouse Painting Parties". This year, Denver Academy made a stunning contribution of homes for our feathered friends.

Birdhouses, hanging baskets, and donations from local businesses are all sold at Birds and Blooms Festival in order to raise money for Wild Plum Center programs.

While this event has free admission, this is an opportunity for community members to support the families and children we serve.
If you are interested in a creative way to give back contact Catherine at catherineb@wildplumcenter.org about hosting a "Birdhouse Painting Party"

A Sincere Thank You to our Event Sponsors.
Conscious Discipline
Conscious Discipline is an incredible training that brings immense value to both teachers and students. At our last All-Staff, we had our second Conscious Discipline training as an organization and dove deeper into Dr. Becky A. Bailey's work and how to apply it in the classrooms.

Pictured above you will see Ms. Valerie's "School Family", an illustration of how caring relationships create an optimal environment for learning, alter our physiological state and prime the prime the brain for plasticity.

Our school family is an extension of Home Family. It helps the children recognize relationships between themself and their teachers and classmates.

We would like to thank Caring for Colorado for their generous funding for this initiative.