Keep Growing and Garden On!
Come celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Mill Valley Children's Garden at Edna Maguire Elementary School in Mill Valley. Join us on Sunday, April 27, as we host our annual Garden Faire from 12-4 p.m.
Visitors will find old favorites such as a fairy house and wreath making, potion making, bobbing for apples, and more. Other offerings include feather hair extensions, face painting, and henna tattoos. And, back by popular demand is the pie eating contest and the Edna Maguire Bake-Off. Pastry chefs with desserts of all kinds are encouraged to apply. To enter the bake-off, contact Suzanne Alpert at firstname.lastname@example.org. See the flyer for more information.
This year, we are excited to announce a private foundation will match dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 to benefit the Mill Valley Children's Garden.
Don't miss this popular open-air festival featuring live music, hands-on arts and crafts, artisan specialty foods, an organic plant sale, and more. Admission is free. Tickets will be on sale at the faire for activities and food. Credit cards are accepted, and 100% of the proceeds go to the Mill Valley Children's Garden. For festival information, call (415) 389-7733 or visit ednamaguire.org.
It has come to our attention that some basic rules of Car Line are not being followed. In order for the Car Line to work smoothly, safely and quickly, we need everyone to cooperate. This includes staying off the phone, having your kids ready to exit the car in the morning and most importantly, staying in your vehicle. Please respect the volunteers who are out there - their main concerns are keeping your kids safe and keeping the line moving. One parked vehicle makes both of those things harder. The Car Line Policy is linked for your reference. Please share it with other family members, caregivers, and friends who drop off or pick up your children.
Introducing the 1st Day School Supplies and Edna partnership which allows parents the ease of ordering next year's school supplies online. Our teachers have supplied and approved the lists on the 1st Day website, so all you have to do is select your child's grade, checkout, and the kit is delivered to your child's classroom labeled with his or her name on the first day of school. Follow the link or go to 1stdayschoolsupplies.com. Check it off your list now!
There will be no school April 14-18. Enjoy the week, and we'll see everyone back on April 21!
Visit the Earth Week Craft Sale after school April 22-24 and during the Garden Sing Lunch on April 23. Purchase beautiful crafts handmade by Edna parents. Don't miss the amazing array of origami, keychains, jewelry, stuffed animals, fairy wands, jams and jellies, magnets, handmade journals, hand sewn bags, recycled crayons, pencil holders and much more.
The Edna Maguire Garden Faire is taking place on Sunday, April 27, from 12-4 p.m. Last year our concession stand at the Faire raised over $2000 for our Children's Garden, thanks to our parent volunteers! We are looking for people to help this year in two different ways:
1. Sign up for a one-hour shift to help sell pizza, burritos and baked goods!
2. Sign up to donate a baked good to our concessions stand We welcome all things tasty - brownies, cookies, rice crispy treats, cupcakes, etc. We are asking for gluten-free goodies also. Remember that none of the treats should contain nuts. Thank you for supporting the Edna Children's Garden!
Questions? Please contact Karen Olson.