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Simplicity Parenting for Our Community
A Monthly Workshop Series (October-April)
Led by Janet Lynch, M.Ed., Certified Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach & Hartsbrook Parent
Michaelmas Harvest Festival
Thursday, September 29 & Friday, September 30
Our traditional harvest festival offers a wonderful tribute to this autumnal season.
Day 1: Working the Land, 11am-12:35pm. We will be honoring the season as our students from grades 1-12 harvest, sow and work in our gardens, and help to maintain and beautify our lovely campus. 1:25pm Procession to Nibble Hill with grades 1-8.
Day 2: Dragon’s Den game for grades 1-8 , 11:50am-12:30pm. All in the community are welcome to observe this joyous tradition in which students (villagers) from 1st through 6th grades bravely journey to the dragon’s cave to gather gleaming treasures, while dodging the mighty 8th grade dragons. They will be helped along their path by 7th grade angels and trees.
Michaelmas, observed near the fall equinox, recognizes the turning of the seasons and celebrates human courage and resolve. When we remember the story of Saint George and the dragon he slays, we are reminded that we too must summon the courage to face and conquer our own inner “dragons”.
A harvested seed contains all that has been distilled from summer’s bounty, and carries its own future potential. In our own inner life, we feel how summer’s outbreath is ending and being transformed into new resolve and strength for our school year!
Harvest Festival Open House
Saturday, October 1, 10am-noon
All are welcome to visit and learn more about our school and the Land Stewardship Program. Take a workshop in beekeeping, seed saving and fiber arts. Meet the animals that live on the farm. Explore the gardens, woods, streams and fields that the students care for, work on and learn about. This event is for current families and those wishing to learn more about the school. A bountiful, locally grown snack will be served. Experience Hartsbrook’s rich, hands-on curriculum firsthand and imagine the possibilities for your child.
MERASI: Master Musicians of Rajasthan Concert
Friday, September 30, 7pm in Piening Hall
Join us for this exciting event for all ages. More about MERASI.