Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News for the Week of Sept 16th

Rural Campus News

Orientation Visits
Last week every E1 class came out to the rural campus for an Orientation visit. The classes divided into three groups and then rotated through three activities. One group took a hike and talked about how to plan a small group visit, one group visited the Farmstead and learned about the Four Respects, and the third group harvested pumpkins and visited the Homestead. These visits were intended to inspire our E1 students to come out to the Land School as a "Going Out," and we are excited about another season of Wednesdays with Mr. Fitch bringing students out. Thanks to everyone who helped make this week work - staff, students and parent volunteers.

Class G Thank You
Last Thursday Class G came out to help with the vegetable harvest. There were groups picking potatoes, tomatoes, beans, flowers, and also a group washing and packing vegetables. Thank you immensely to Class G. It was our biggest harvest of the year so far!

Harvest Help This Week
We could use some help this week with the harvest. Any LCS community member is invited to come out on Thursday or Wednesday and help bring in the bounty. contact us at the Land School if you are interested in joining the fun! Thank you.

September Birthdays
Andy and Katie both had birthdays this week at the Land School. Yay!

Harvest Festival Coming Soon. We need you.
The Harvest Festival is on Saturday October 6th, with a potluck starting at noon and activities to follow. We need YOU to help make our annual Harvest Festival a true community event. Do you have a skill, craft or outdoor game that you would like to bring to the Harvest Festival? Think of it as fun community expo. In the past, LCS community members have led paper-making, face painting, wreath-making, kite-flying, wool-felting, cider pressing, nature hikes, and many other activities. You might even have a new idea that will become a Harvest Festival tradition. We are especially putting the call out to volunteers who sing and play musical instruments. It is a great gift to have rousing singing and old-time music supplied by the LCS community. We also need volunteers to greet people, supervise the potluck, wash pumpkins, and to help with set-up and clean-up. Please consider volunteering with your whole family. It is a great way to experience the Harvest Festival. Please contact the Land School staff to sign-up to volunteer.

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