Spring Growth at Grow With Me

Those seeds, so tenderly nurtured and planted this winter and early spring, are growing!  We have held a couple of open houses and welcomed some wonderful new families into the Grow With Me Cooperative!  Together, we have been busy.

Last weekend, under sunny, blue skies, many Grow With Me families came together to enhance our outdoor playspace.  We bravely pulled poison ivy, cut back thorns and limbs to create a child-sized tunnel through a ravine, where the kids love to run, along with their imaginations.  We moved our garden boxes to a sunnier patch where they await more soil and plants!  From a neighbor’s tree, we acquired a mound of stumps, which we rolled and carried to   create a sand pit.    At the end of our morning’s work, we enjoyed a potluck lunch and our children’s laughter as they jumped around on the stumps and dug in the sand pit we had just created, together.

This Saturday, June 2nd, we’ll host another Open House and welcome interested families to join us from 10:30 until noon!  We recommend reading our handbook to learn more about our program.  If you have additional questions, please contact us via our contact page or by phone, 337-4710.

We have also begun a second parent-led playgroup for 2 and 3 year olds.   The playgroup will meet this summer on Tuesdays from 10-12 and is led by parents who rotate through the roles of lead, snack and clean-up.  One week you stay with your child and the next, you drop them off.  If you are interested in joining this group, or would like more information, please email us via our contact page.

May your gardens, projects and dreams also grow strongly this spring!

Open House – Thursday, August 18th

Join us at our Open House, Thursday, August 18th from 10-11 a.m.  to enjoy circle time and an activity,  as well as to play in our wonderful classroom  and outdoor spaces.

We are located at the Groce Methodist Church on Tunnel Road in East Asheville.  Our classroom is located behind the school, by the playground.

For more information and/or to RSVP, leave a message on our contact page, or contact Katy at 337-4710.

We hope to see you there!

Coming Events……Joyful Birth &Breastfeeding Expo; Open House for 2011/2012….

We will have a table at this beautiful upcoming event (Saturday, March 12 from 10am-5pm at Asheville Mall) and would love you to join us!  For more info: http://www.parkridgehealth.org/node/611

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We are also VERY excited to be hosting our very first Open House for the 2011-2012 school year!  On Friday, March 18th from 10am-11am please join us for an activity and information session at our beautiful classroom space.  For those of you who do not know, we are located in East Asheville (at Groce United Methodist Church).  The beauty of the space-inside and out-will captivate you….along with the warmth of our families and teachers….so please make plans to join us! 

GWM is a community of young children and parents, seeking to create a
cooperative learning program that facilitates social, spiritual, emotional,
physical, and intellectual growth in a loving, supportive atmosphere. We nurture
a respect for self, others, and nature while providing a safe environment for
our children to stretch their imaginations and to explore their interests.

We offer a unique part-time program with experienced teachers leading the classes and parents rotating as helpers. Quality programming, natural materials, invested caregivers, affordable tuition, and exceptional classroom and outdoor play space conveniently located in East Asheville. We draw inspiration from the
Waldorf model of education, following the values of Reverence, Repetition, and Rhythm.

For this coming school year we will be offering two program options (ages 3-5 and 5-6). 
Details:
small class size, max 12 students
parents volunteer in the class as helpers 1-2x/month
tag-a-longs are welcome on classroom days

PreK (3-5 y/o) :
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays………9-12:30
Tuition: $175/month

Kindergarten (5-6 y/o):
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays……9:00-1:00
Tuition: $200/month

Application fee: $25, Annual materials fee, $50

If you have any questions about either of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Warmly,

Michelle

Enrolling for fall-Waldorf inspired Kindergarten

Welcome!  We have enjoyed the Grow with Me Learning Co-op and are so happy to share it!  The Kindergarten program is quite special…we have created a beautiful space to nurture our 4 1/2-6yos in a magical way.  We are the only cooperative that has a strong Waldorf influence and we follow the Oak Meadow K curriculum, which does lend itself to preparation for schooling in many methods.  I think this class is the perfect solution for someone who is looking for a gentle transition to group schooling, who is homeschooling but would love to have support and community (especially with multiple children), who is interested in the Waldorf model and who wants this at a reasonable cost, who turns 5 after Aug. & misses the new age “cut off” for kindergarten, or who really wants to be present with their children in their learning environment without all the responsibility of planning & executing. 
GWM is a community of young children and parents, seeking to create a cooperative learning program that facilitates social, spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in a loving, supportive atmosphere. We nurture a respect for self, others, and nature while providing a safe environment for our children to stretch their imaginations and to explore their interests.

We offer a unique program with trained teachers leading the classes and parents rotating as assistants.  Quality programming, natural materials, invested caregivers, affordable tuition, and exceptional classroom and outdoor play space conveniently located in East Asheville.  We draw inspiration from the Waldorf model of education, following the values of Reverence, Repetition, and Rhythm.
 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays……9:00-1:00
Tuition: $175/month
Application fee: $25, One time materials fee, $50
Parent commitment:  working 3-4 mornings/month and serving on a committee
Email us at growwithmecooperative@yahoo.com or leave us a message in the comments for more info!
Sonya