Every day is Earth Day at St. Francis

By Renee Hennessy, Director of Preschool IMG_0470

We returned from Spring Break to finally see signs of spring. The beautiful tulips have made their appearances around entrances and playground areas. The peafowl are really growing into their feathers and are quite the quirky little pheasant family.  The misty mornings are giving way to warm afternoons and we are able to spend more time playing outdoors.  We are excited to announce that we have a new “kid” on campus, a baby goat that has joined our school community this week. He will live in the chicken enclosure area for now.  Each Preschool class will visit the garden with Ms. Christine to learn more about goats, and our newest Wyvern is a sweetie!  Over the next few weeks,  20 more goats will make St. Francis their new home.  We are very excited about the many learning opportunities we have here in our backyard.   

Next Friday April 22, is Earth Day, but really every day on this campus is Earth Day.  We plan to spend that day outside planting sunflower and wildflower seeds around the playground.  Our garden box will be cleaned out and fresh soil added, and we’ll plant parsley, chives, spinach and tomatoes.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please bring your gardening gloves and join me and a group of exuberant mini-gardeners at the Preschool playground around 9:00 a.m..

Our next Big Sing will be on Tuesday, April 26.