Bike or Walk to School

Next Week, Friday, May 18th

Wilkes will be practicing alternative ways to get to school that promote health and help the environment. Please join us by walking, biking, or riding the bus to school.

Wilkes parent, Mark Drovdahl will be leading a bike train from the Port Madison Lutheran Church on Friday, May 18 at 7:15 am.

To ensure all bikers are safe, we request that a parent or trusted adult rides or walks with the bike train. Mark will also lead the bike train at the end of the day. Please remember that if you biked your child to school, you will need to bike them home or connect with another trusted adult. Katie Drovdahl will also be present as a parent volunteer for the bike train.

Many thanks to Mark and Katie Drovdahl!

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.

Click HERE to sign up!

Planter Beds at Wilkes

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


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