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Hello everyone - I didn't get out my Friday email. There are a few things happening so I thought I'd go ahead and send it out now!

  • THIS THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 5-7 pm: All School Pasta Pot Luck: This is our first ever all school pasta pot luck dinner! This is an evening for EVERYONE - parents AND students. We are looking so forward to this. The evening will start in the Green Door garden where we'll all have dinner. Families from each "Door" are to bring part of the meal. We ask that you bring enough for 15 people. No sign up required, just bring the item for your child's door.

GREEN DOOR: Beverages


RED DOOR: Fruits & Veggies


  • THIS Friday All School Hike - This Friday we'll be taking our regular all school hike. We'll be leaving at 9:30. Parents, you are welcome to join us! Please have your student wear GOOD WALKING SHOES and bring in a nap sack:

  • Water Bottle

  • Sun Screen

  • Hat

  • Snack

T-shirts: Order forms are available at your child's door for Family School T-shirts! Orders are due by Monday, Sept. 28th. You'll want a shirt that cooresponds to your student's door then we all wear them when we walk in the Los Olivos Day in the Country Parade!


  • Saturday, Oct. 3 - 9-12 Work Day

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, Oct. 13-14 Picture Day

  • Saturday Oct. 17 - Los Olivos Day in the Country

  • Thursday Oct. 22 - 6:00 All School Meeting at St. Marks

Saturday, November 14th - Bounty of the Valley 2015 -

  • Keep an eye on this space for details and exciting items that will be up for auction!

  • Check out the bulletin board at the front of the school and see how you can help!

  • Forms - You can download Item Donation Forms and Advertising Forms right here.

  • TICKETS - Tickets are available for purchase from our website now!

Community news:

Soup Mama!

Soup Mama is back to help bring hearty, healthy, local organic goodness to your tables. We are now offering grain and bean salads, salad dressings, & both meat & vegan soups. Please sign up for the newsletter & find out more at Subscriptions are not necessary but will start up again in October. You can order menu items as you wish each week or stock up on your favorites. We are offering a pick-up spot at The Family School on Thursday at school pick-up time.

FREE RECYCLING EDUCATION EVENT - This Saturday, Sept. 26, 1-4 pm:

A free, family friendly valley-wide recycling education event on Saturday, Sept. 26, 1-4 p.m. at the Vets Hall in Solvang is offering a special workshop from 3-4 p.m. for school administrators, teachers and parents to learn about this project from Ron and Bianca Pisano, Explore Ecology educator. We hope many of you will make time to attend. Other talks will be offered on what and how to recycle, how to be a smarter shopper, how to identify and handle hazardous wastes, what’s new in recycling, and even how to make money by recycling. In addition, you can get your own recycling questions answered and your children can learn while playing games and winning prizes or using recycled materials for art projects at the Explore Ecology tables. Many of the 23 cosponsoring community organizations, County and Cities of Buellton and Solvang, Marborg, Waste Management will have staffed displays or information on the Community Literature Table.

In addition to the Recycling: County Resource Recovery and Waste Management just notified us that Senior Deputy Charlie Uhrig from the Sheriff's Department will be at the Vets Hall between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to collect expired or unwanted household medications from the public. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted, including those for pets. Interested participants should bring the medications either in original containers (with personal information blacked out) or in sealed plastic baggies. This is part of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Nancy Emerson, WE Watch Coordinator, Recycling event

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