It’s Gardening and Earth Day Celebration Time at Wilkes
New Pre-School, ILC and Kindergarten Garden
Together with the BIEA Kathy Dunn Memorial Fund, Wilkes PTO is sponsoring a new garden in the shared area on the west side of Wilkes. This garden will be used as an outdoor classroom for our littlest students and will provide a number of opportunities for science and edible education learning. A HUGE thanks to TILZ Soils and Compost for generously donating all of the soil (a whopping 6 yards), and to Dylan Morgan and Gregory Poels who helped to build the garden beds. Please stop by after Earth Day to see the progress and initial plantings. The garden committee is looking for a handful of gently used items to round out the project. Among these are shovels, pails, watering cans and small wooden picnic tables. Please see the full wish list HERE or consider making a donation!
The Sunflower Tradition Comes Home
On Tuesday, April 24th, Wilkes students will have the opportunity to plant a sunflower seed of their very own. The Earth Day activity will take place during lunch recess on the playground. Students’ planted seeds will be ready to take home at the open house Thursday the 26th. Help your budding gardener care for his/her seed and home, then you will have a sunflower plant to enjoy in your own garden. The PTO is sponsoring this event and needs 8-10 volunteers for a few hours on the 24th.
We are so fortunate to have a number of planting beds that were included in the initial design of our beautiful school. Wilkes PTO is working on plans for the 2018-19 school year to partner with BSF, Bainbridge Gardens and Educulture to enhance classroom gardening and learning opportunities using these resources. If you are interested in being part of this effort (no green thumb required!), please contact Megan Livingston
2018 PTO FUNDED ASSEMBLIES
May 14, 2018 – Rosie the Riveter (5th Ave. Theater)
morning assembly 9-10am
June 13, 2018 – Flying Gizmos Show (Museum of Flight)
for K-2 – assembly format at 8am
June 11th; 13th; 15th – Robot Garage – Museum of Flight
3rd and 4th grades only in their classrooms so not assembly format