We are glad to be back at school, with hard won gains for our students , teachers and community. There were many shining moments during the strike: encountering a dozen former students who are now education professionals, spontaneously creating music to give courage and hope, being part of massive organized efforts to give voice to the desperate needs of Chicago Public Schools, witnessing the unity of teachers with custodial workers, security guards, and bus monitors. But as the days ground on the pressures and anxiety mounted. Coming back to school Friday was a joyous celebration. It didn't hurt that the teachers had conspired to come back dressed up as winged bugs! See the attached picture of how one fictional striker would look had the strike gone on for another month!
Monday, November 4, Kindergarden visits the garden top harvest potatoes: yellow, pink, purple and white. They will also poke around a wheel barrow full of compost, looking for the community of creatures that transform food and yard waste into new soils. They might collect the beautiful leaves that festoon the grounds right now. Please join us to guide these young explorers.
8:30 Room 105
9:30 Room 107
11:30 Room 108
Please join us on this chilly adventure. In the next few days the potatoes will be brushed, washed and wrapped in foil to prepare for Harvest day potato roasting on Thursday.