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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gardens and Music!

Garden!

As many of you may know, the Lowell school had the first successful edible schoolyard, the Lowell Learning Garden, in the district last year! Since then other schools have caught on and are working to start their own gardens. The benefits of a school garden are plentiful and the positive effects spread outside of the school walls to parents, community members, town officials, etc...
We are determined to keep the garden going and successful and expand its use to more classrooms and more areas of the curriculum.

We are looking for 2-3 parents who would be willing to make a seasonal commitment to be on the Lowell Learning Garden steering committee. This commitment entails two, one hour meetings a month for the months of April, May, June, September, and October.  Many of you volunteered in the garden or "adopted" the garden for a week in the summer and there will be these opportunities again! The steering committee is a model proven to sustain and run an efficient learning garden. Please email me, Ms Kaplan at elizabeth.kaplan@watertown.k12.ma.us  directly as soon as possible if you would like to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. In addition to parents, the committee is composed of myself, three teachers, and a master gardener. 

We need to open the garden as soon as possible (planting peas this year) so please get in touch if you can! Anyone can do this-there is no need to know anything about gardening. 

Music!
The third annual MusicFest Fundraiser is happening this Friday at Watertown Middle School from 6-10pm.  The event features over 50 performances from local musicians. Pizza and baked goods will be sold and there will be an instrument petting zoo from 6-7:30 pm for younger children. All proceeds benefit music programs of the Watertown Public Schools. Suggested donations are $8/person or $25/family.

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