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Childswork Learning Center

Executive Director May June 2016

Dear Childswork Community,

When the caterpillar order arrives in the mail … and there is a frenzy in the hallways around family nights… and the pant legs on that extra set of clothes you sent to school in September are looking a little short… you know we are almost at the end of our school year. The peas, strawberries and radishes are growing in the raised beds, there are tiny sprouts in pots in classrooms and a constant parade of flowers blooming all around the school as we embrace spring and look towards summer.

  • Thank you for the 70 of you who have returned surveys. We really appreciate the feedback! We will be collecting responses until May 13, so if you haven’t filled it out yet, you still have time! Last year we had 160 responses, so we hope we can match that level of participation!
  • As we approach the end of the school year, we are gearing up for our big DEPAVE event! Please mark your calendar for June 11 9-12pm, rain or shine! Families welcome! We will have food, activities for the kids and plenty of work to do! We will spend the morning pulling up the pavement from the small playground in preparation for our natural playscape. If you haven’t seen the new design yet, stop by the bulletin board outside the main office!
  • And while you are upstairs…if you are leaving us at the end of this year, please let our community know where you are headed! We have clipboards hanging on the bulletin board outside Crystal’s office. This is a chance for you share where you are going next year and hopefully connect with other families that are headed to the same school, as well as keep in touch with families who are going elsewhere. We wish you well in your new adventures and will miss you! Stay in touch! We love hearing about how our alumni are doing!
  • Our End of Year Picnic is just around the corner! Bring your blanket and your picnic on June 1st from 5:30-6:30 and enjoy catching up with friends and being entertained by our own Daniel and Danielle. If it rains, we will have picnics indoors in the family lounge area. This is a great time to connect with families and staff before we all go our different ways over the summer.
  • Summer Camp: We are still registering children for Childswork Summer Camp! Some weeks are almost full. Turn in your registration form as soon as possible to guarantee your spot!

For those of you graduating from Childswork, thank you for being a valuable part of our community and best of luck to you next year. Make sure you let us know where you are headed on the bulletin board outside Crystal’s office. For the rest of you, we look forward to seeing you in the fall. And for all of you, we hope to see you in summer camps!

We rely on word of mouth to fill our classrooms, so if you had a good experience at Childswork please tell your friends and consider doing a review for us online.

Best wishes for a fabulous last few weeks of school and summer!


Posted on May 6, 2016.
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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.