The Canopy ~ News for and about The Greenwood School ~ December

Caroling at the Capital Dec. 3rd 6:00 pm. If you enjoy holiday traditions this time of year, you might be interested in this event hosted by KUT and the Downtown Austin Alliance. It is a free, family event. I hope you can make it. http://www.downtownaustin.com/holiday-stroll

Orientation for new parents on Dec. 3rd at 10:00. If you have not completed a new parent orientation, please attend this one. Orientation is a state requirement for parents whose children are enrolled in a childcare center. This is a very good opportunity to get all your questions answered in a very informal meeting. Bring your coffee, or enjoy ours. Childcare is offered with advanced arrangements.

St Nicholas Day, Dec. 6th Our visit from St. Nicholas is coming soon. St. Nicholas will arrive on Dec. 6th at 10:15. The children will present him with some special artwork, and he will offer gifts of fruit and chocolate. Please have your children at school by 9:00.

Speaking of new children… Thank you for those of you who have been recommending Greenwood to your friends. We really appreciate referrals. Keep up the good work. Our advertising budget is minimal, so we need you to shout our praises. Nothing beats a recommendation from a parent. Google reviews and Yelp reviews help too. I do not have all my stars, so please review us if you can help.

Austin Waldorf School Winter Fair Saturday, Dec. 10th 10:00am-4:00pm. Bring your children and join the excitement of this festivity. The classrooms are set up with many different ventures for children and adults.The school store and the silent auction offer great gift possibilities, all in the support of the Austin Waldorf School. The fair raises money for the school and brings people together in celebration. https://austinwaldorf.org/

Greenwood Yule Festival December 15th, 8:45-10:00. We need a few volunteers for Yule Festival on Thursday, Dec. 15th. If you are available from about 8:00-10:00, email or use the sign-up sheet to let us know your availability. This is a nice article about Yule and the winter solstice. It clears up some often confusing points about the season. http://www.utne.com/community/yule-ze0z1312zcalt

We would like to express our gratitude to each and everyone one of you for your help and support throughout the year. Without your help and encouragement, Greenwood would not be the magical place that it is for children. Thank you.