Dear Geneva Families, Staff, and Friends:
Happy Marvelous March! It will be another busy month, but, as temperatures moderate, one during which we expect to be outside for longer periods of time exploring the Children’s Garden and looking for more signs of spring. The children already have noticed the increased bird activity and chirps, bulbs popping up with early crocuses blooming, and warmer temperatures. They are excited spring is on the way!
Students will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’ 114th Birthday, which is officially on March 2, but the entire week before with involve lots of fun attire, snacks, activities, and special readers of favorite Dr. Seuss books. Click here for week’s schedule for some of the wild and crazy events planned.
This month, the Geneva Parents’ Association (GPA) hosts a Spring Social & Auction Kick-off on Saturday, March 3, with the Auction continuing until March 11. We hope that you can join us at the Spring Social, and wish you good luck on your biddings of amazing items in our Online Auction, including original artwork by our students.
Leprechauns often visit classrooms on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, to play tricks on students, who in turn may try to trick you, as well. Have your child wear green on Friday, the 16th so no one will be pinched! Milk is often from an Irish cow that day (as it “magically” turns green with a little green food coloring) and sometimes there is time to dance a little Irish jig.
The official arrival of spring is on March 20 at 12:15 p.m.! On this equinox, it is fun to see how many raw eggs can be balanced on one end. I always try to see if I can beat my own personal best of seven!
Spring Break comes at the end of the month. This is a wonderful time to build happy memories by intentionally planning special times with your child. Hopefully, your family can be with other relatives, but also think about a visit to a special location to experience nature, perhaps at Great Falls or Cabin John Park, or at Geneva’s own Children’s Garden. Compare how the garden looks now and return in about a month when it starts to turn green. Spend extra time reading new and spell-binding books, and reviewing new vocabulary and concepts. Explain everything you are doing and why. Ask your child lots of questions to explain what is happening (in the kitchen, garden, or garage) to increase understandings and observation skills. Children’s brains are as active now as they ever will be, so be sure to provide lots of stimulation and enhancement to foster making new brain connections.
We are offering a fun-filled Spring Break Camp March 26 to March 29. Ms. Daisy Lizama and a team are already planning some wonderful spring activities. Openings are limited, so contact the office for a reservation right away.
Geneva Day School Summer Camp Registrations are now being accepted too. We offer a recreational day camp with weekly themes for children ages 2-6. Visit our Camp page for complete details, brochure, registration information and more at http://genevadayschool.org/summer-camp. Sign up with a friend for twice as much fun!
We wish you and your family a restful and fun break and look forward to hearing the stories from your children when they return on April 2. Have a Marvelous March!