Box Tops for Education
Do you remember clipping box tops for school? The Student Council was able to raise money every year thanks to all of you who clipped and saved box tops. Well now there is a new way for you to help. Click on the image to the right for more information.
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Last June your child experienced a nature sensory walk as part of our wellness grant program. This fall, your child's teacher and our elementary staff will be introducing Nature Sensory-based Learning into your child's classroom. These practices, we hope, will become a new set of life skills to facilitate learning and to help your child develop greater self-awareness and self-direction.
This pilot program also includes an opportunity for you to experience nature sensory practices with your family. Certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guides Helene Gibbens and Suzanne Weirich will guide three family introductory nature sensory walks on Chateaugay school trails at the following times:
- Thursday, September 26 from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 am-11:00 am
- Saturday, September 28 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Each 90-minute walk will be followed by a discussion of the learning and health benefits of these practices. We will have on hand a Nature Sensory-based Activities Guide for you. It is designed to help you utilize these practices when you are spending leisure time out of doors and to encourage your child to spend more time out of doors.
Please register for a nature sensory walk with our project partner, Adirondack Riverwalking, by emailing email@example.com with the time of your choice, the number of family members participating and the ages of the children. Walks are suitable for children 6 and up. Please reserve the time of your choice early, as the maximum number per walk is 20 people.
We ask that you check the weather the night before your family nature sensory walk. Please plan on wearing the following: long pants or leggings, a long sleeve shirt, walking shoes, a hat with a brim and a windbreaker that can also keep you dry in case of a shower. It is good to bring extra warm layers as we will be moving slowly and therefore, will not be generating much body heat.
In the words of Hilary Clinton, "It takes a village to raise a child". We are excited to team up with you, with our teachers and staff and with Adirondack Riverwalking for this pilot program.
We appreciate the support of the Generous Acts Fund of the Adirondack Foundation, who are making this program possible.
CLICK HERE for the PDF of the form that will be sent home with students in grades 3 through 6. A hard copy will be sent home on Monday, September 17.