Current Wednesday Packet Letter

  • April 18, 2018

    Dear Families,

    In his song about Michigan, local songwriter and former teacher, Jay Stielstra says “Spring’s but a day, comes late in May, between mosquitoes and the last snowfall.” It certainly looks like this is true enough this year.  As the freezing temps and precipitation just keep on coming, recharging ourselves and staying healthy seems that much more challenging. Whether it is taking an extra bath, taking a walk in the woods, eating together or just getting a few extra hugs from a loved one, it is a great time to take some extra care of yourselves and your families. Take a quiet moment to think about the messages you are sending yourself and be sure you are being kind.

    Coffee Time

    Join Chris and me this Thursday at 8:30 under the whale for a little coffee. Or, skip the coffee and just stay to chat.  


    I can’t say enough about our community of family volunteers. Many thanks to everyone who helps in visible and sometimes not so visible ways. Many hand make light work!

    We have a couple big events coming up at the end of the year that runs almost completely on family volunteers. Please consider signing up and take a moment to carefully read the “Help Wanted” emails that come out weekly. There are even some positions that come with a little pay so you can help out while making a few extra dollars!

    Pick up and Drop Off

    If dropping on the Brooks Street side, please do not drop your children while stopped at the stop sign. This can cause your car to block the crosswalk for pedestrians crossing over Brooks and can cause traffic behind you to back up.

    No matter where you pick up or drop off please consider turning your car off while you wait if you are stopped for more than 10 seconds. According the the Environmental Defense Fund, “For every 10 minutes your engine is off, you'll prevent one pound of carbon dioxide from being released (carbon dioxide is the primary contributor to global warming).”  And, idling your car gets you 0 miles per gallon.


    Karen and Chris