Maestra Laylin's Kindergarten class and Maestra Beatriz's third grade class cleaned up a plant bed, spread new mulch and planted two trees in Maywood Park (located behind Nuestro Mundo Community School). Arbor Day is recognized around the world and is generally celebrated by planting a tree in spring time. President Theodore Roosevelt issued an "Arbor Day Proclamation to the School Children of the United States" about the importance of trees and that forestry deserves to be taught in U.S. schools in April 1907 (Wikipedia). Beautiful weather and the great staff at Monona Parks and Recreation made this a great day. The students worked hard and will now be able to come and enjoy the park and 'their' trees they planted for years to come.
The Green Team also hosted a spring garden work day on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Many thanks to Althea Dotzour, Beth Esser, Gwen Hannes, Dana King, Derek Peterson, and Shirley Scriver for the weeding, garbage pick up and planting of new items around the front of school and in the rain garden. We hope all have enjoyed the spring blossoms. Even though the new school year is approaching, don't forget to stop by the rain garden sometime this summer-it's really at its most beautiful during the summer months. You will likely see some monarch butterflies and birds enjoying the garden as well. The benches provide a nice spot for families to sit and enjoy looking through the Rain Garden plant identification books (in both English and Spanish!) found in our "Nature Nook" in the rain garden.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!