As much as we wish we could all gather together in the auditorium, one thing we've learned this year about virtual assemblies is: We can do it ... and do it well! With an introductory video and a specially designed website shared in advance, every class was all set for yesterday's live online presentation by Northwest Trek, with a focus on birds of prey. Thanks to the Middle School Ecology Club with faculty helpers Janet Charnley and Ariana Ybanez for organizing this great event!
We are looking forward to having our Summer Program back in person! This year's program will be smaller than usual, but we are excited to welcome students to Evergreen for day camp and enrichment classes. Check it out here.
It isn't easy to organize participatory community service opportunities during a pandemic, but this year's PGA Community Service Committee is up to the challenge! This past weekend, 40 Evergreen families including children from preschool on up came together on Zoom and created over 400 cards bearing messages of hope and kindness. The cards will be delivered to long-term residents at local assisted-living facilities later this week. Earlier this year, families had the opportunity to participate in another virtual event, compiling craft kits for local children and teens experiencing homelessness, in partnership with the organization Washington Kids in Transition.
Connecting students of different ages is always a priority at Evergreen and one of the many things we love about our preschool through 8th grade campus. Yesterday was one of our monthly Buddy Days, and the theme was Valentine's Day!
Each group of buddy classes (a younger class paired with an older class) started off watching an intro video prepared by Student Council, and then everyone headed into Zoom rooms for their choice of lots of fun Valentine-themed activities. It's always a balance ...