I am stumped trying to decide whether it is more rewarding to watch 3- and 4- year olds negotiate the challenges of their preschool experiences or to ob- serve a 17- year old directing younger Scouts as he completes his Eagle Scout requirements (at the preschool he attended as a three year old). Both experiences make me grateful to be a part of this community and the connections that are made and maintained.

Back to the Boy Scouts…. They were working on the first phase of a rainwater retention system Kyle Wallace designed for our garden. The storage tanks are securely in place and the piping, diverter (from the down spout) and other features will be added in the coming weeks. Keep watching for “coming attractions,” enjoy remembering similar projects you have been a part of and be patient with, and appreciative of, the large group of Scouts (10 -12) and parents who worked together Saturday afternoon.

At preschool in January we had a positive experience as we explored Space. I can only hope one of the children will one day be an astronaut and we can say “I knew her/him when…”

indexIn February we’ll greet the groundhog, think about family and friends, and enjoy both Valentine’s Day and the Lunar New Year. All of this and we’ll be getting ready for our 25th Pancake Breakfast.


The breakfast is always a positive and fun day supported by work shared by all. Your committees have been working behind the scenes since school began in the fall. Now is the time for all of us to step up and do our part to make this another memorable and profitable Breakfast. pancakes

I’m looking forward to sharing the excitement of these next weeks with all of you.

– Marlene