I've finally scheduled the Recycling Luncheon, after being stopped by innumerable small re-cycling elves, asking about it, and slowly losing faith. So on Thursday, December 13, from 12:00 until 1:00, I will host ONLY the 8th graders, in the Conference Room. They will be out of the school on Friday, and would thus, otherwise, miss the treat.
On Friday, December 14, all the other Recycling Captains will have lunch in the Conference Room during their regular lunch time. We will start setting up and prepping at 10:00: salad, fruit, juice, and such. If anyone could make the two runs for pizza (at 11:00 and 12:00) I would be very grateful.
Let me know if you can help, and witness this charming little get together. I will share with the students the feedback they received from their teachers.
After our Riverbank workday this past Saturday, I was walking the bank with neighbor Nancy, and we spotted, on the other side, a small mammal slinking through the dry grasses. At first we thought it was a cat. But it lacked a furry tail. It was, we thought, too white for a possum. Nancy went on her way, and I, intrigued, followed the creature's path from my side, until it revealed itself clearly on a log at the river's edge: a possum, sure enough, with prehensile tail, pretty pink snout, and black tipped, frost nipped ears. I'm fond of this amazing creature, and I looked up an article I wrote about it for the Chicago Reader, many years ago. Hope you like it.