9.5.17

We hope everyone had a wonderful, long Labor Day Weekend!

We had our first annual Mt Baldy School Back-to-School picnic on Saturday at Katie Parker’s house in Upland (thank you Parker family!).  It was such a treat being able to visit, get to know people, find out how students are feeling about the new school year, and enjoy good food together.   From the looks of it, the kids had a great time too!  Between climbing trees and splashing in the fountain, the kids worked up appetites and had fun.  We look forward to having a couple more events like this during the year, some up in Mt Baldy and some down the hill.  This is a wonderful way to get to know one another and strengthen our Mt Baldy School community!  There are a couple pictures below for your enjoyment. 

If you’re reading this, you are already aware of our new website and the resources it contains.  The calendar is particularly helpful as it includes the many different events that the school will host in the coming year.   Mt Baldy School is also on Instagram, so if you are interested in following us, you can find us by searching Mt Baldy School.  Our icon is a picture of our bell.  We will be posting every week.

As far as this week goes, it looks like the temps are lowering to more normal levels (low 80’s), which will help ease our outdoor lunch and play time.  We are looking forward to another great week.

Back to School Night

The week (and summer?) has flown by and it is already Back to School Night this Thursday, August 31st.  

We welcome parents beginning with the TK/Kindergarten's presentation at 6:00, followed by the 1/2 class at about 6:20, the 3/4 class and 6:40, and so on.  At about 7:00 we will be gathering in the 5/6 for a brief slide show of our first couple days of this brand new school year.  See a sneak peak below :).

Back to School Night is a time for parents to get a glimpse of what their child(ren) are experiencing at school, as well as gain understanding of important teacher communication.

We look forward to seeing everyone this Thursday, August 31st beginning at 6:00 pm. 

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to the new school year everyone!  We have had a very busy summer around here.  Numerous projects have kept us on our toes, and hopefully, you can see the evidence inside and outside of our school.  We...(add a few things)

In fact, in July, the Reichmann's, a family whose roots run deep in Mt Baldy volunteered a day of their time during their family reunion to help us with a host of projects.  Many of the family members had attended Mt Baldy School decade ago, and their mother was a board president in the 1970's.  My "to do" list was checked off at warp speeds with over fifty people, painting, sanding, and helping us get the campus into ship shape.  Here's a few pictures we captured that day...

words fail to express the deep gratitude we felt at school that day from this generous and hard working family!  

Another community member and alum volunteered a Saturday to create benches in our outdoor education center so learners of all ages can use the space effectively!  We think the kids (and teachers) are gonna love them.  Thanks, Daniel.  

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Measure twice, cut once :)

Dan putting his skills to work

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We also had our Mt Baldy Girl Scout troop paint and construct benches for our pond and garden area.  They also researched, purchased and planted native plants for our native plant garden in front of the school.  Thank you Girl Scouts. Your thoughtful work will be appreciated by many!