Here’s a brief synopsis of the high points of our meeting today. The big news is that we chose an official name for our new habitat. Welcome to… (drum roll please)
The Caraway OWL (Outdoor Wildlife Lab)
Our mascot will be proud.
Hardscape is scheduled for March 9. And of course, Dig Day is March 27. Dedication Day is Earth Day!
Fundraising is officially commencing. Donations can be as cash or checks (payable to Caraway PTA), and all donations should be in an envelope. They can be dropped off to a teacher or at the front office. Please spread the word and recruit donations! As kids and families and community members donate any amount, small or big, we’ll add a leaf with their name on it to our Giving Tree, soon to be hung up in school. Flyers with envelopes will sent home in March.
The 3rd and 4th graders have started their Legacy of Giving environnent project, 3-D murals all about wildlife habitats. These will be going out to the community to teach others about the importance of native plants and habitats. These projects will lead right into our building of our new garden at Caraway, perfect timing.
We are applying for various grants to help us with our Phase 2 projects. Cross your fingers! And Ms. Conti has a great idea for an art fundraiser for the habitat in the fall.