Spring is here, although some days you can’t tell with this crazy weather! We’ve already been celebrating the season around here with Holi, which was right before the Spring Equinox. The kids loved welcoming in Spring by learning about this festival, eating Indian snacks, and of course, tossing bright colors all over sheets, teachers and each other! We also have tons of other exciting events coming up before the end of the year.
The Wylde Center Earth Day Celebration is April 24th. The Green Committee will have an OCP table there making biodegradable seed pots. So make sure to visit from 12:00-4:00.
Pete the Cat Days will be the 28th and 29th this month right before our annual 5k. The kids love hearing their favorite Pete books and racing the track like Pete in “I Love my White Shoes”. It’s also great hype for our 5k, which is the next day. This is an awesome morning that brings together all our families and the community for fun and fundraising! Bring the whole family, one adult to volunteer and one to race or hang with the kids in the kid zone. Don’t forget to sign your kids up for the Tot Trot!
Likely, our most popular event among the students is Transportation Day. This year it will be held May 11th and 12th. Everyone brings their favorite mode of transportation (bike, trike or scooter) and their helmet to school that day. Each class gets to enjoy the track all to themselves, among other fun outdoor activities. Thank you Green Committee for teaming up with us this year to incorporate another Bike/Ride to School that day.
Finally our end of the year Fiesta will be May 14th at OCP. The Co-op Community puts on great parties! This year we’ll have an Ambassador from Barefoot Books here for a pop up book fair where you can purchase some of these incredible books, games and puzzles. You may recognize some of these items in classrooms and around OCP already. They are beautifully diverse books that compliment our curriculum here at our amazing Co-op! With your purchases, we’ll be earning free items for our school. What a wonderful way to celebrate our school year together!