Full Day Kindergarten Option for 21/22 School Year! Yes, that's what we said! Call the office for more information: 530-892-1676.
We appreciate all the hours and the dedication to teaching our Wildflower teachers have done over the course of this year! Don't forget to show your appreciation to any teacher you may know, this is their week!
Drive In Movie Fundraiser for Wildflower Meriam Park Drive In will be showing Happy Feet Friday April 2nd 8:00pm To order tickets, go to: https://www.meriampark.com/drivein A portion of each ticket and concession sales will be donated to Wildflower. Tell your friends!
Over the past couple of years, Wildflower's Eco Club has prepped, planted and cared for a Monarch recovery garden. Milkweed, essential to the Monarch butterfly, is currently dormant waiting for spring to show itself, and eventually bloom to attract them in the warm summer months. Heather, one of our eco club volunteers, put together this educational video with a couple of Wildflower students which features the story of Monarchs and the Wildflower Monarch Recovery Garden. https://youtu.be/x59o2H3Pfeg
Thank you Odyssey Teams for assisting Wildflower in a school-wide virtual mosaic mural project. Each student and staff member had a square to replicate from the original image to create a unique abstract mosaic for everyone to enjoy! The original picture was created by Bonnie Parkin, local artist, art teacher, and founding member of Wildflower Open Classroom. The watercolor was one of our original logos for the school. Thanks again Odyssey Team members, Allison and Jonas for setting this up. And a special thank you to our devoted staff and talented students for creating this amazing piece of art!
In case you missed the Town Hall meeting last week, use the link below to watch the video of the Zoom recording. https://5il.co/j0fo
Calling all Wildflower Families The Parent Involvement Committee needs your help on a special Teacher Appreciation Day project. We are gathering pictures of students sharing a message of gratitude for their teacher(s) and turning them into a slideshow! Our teachers are incredibly invaluable to our school community and we want to let them know! Please read and follow the instructions below to help us with this project. **Send emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow, WEDNESDAY MAY, 6th @ 6PM Prompt: "Why I appreciate my teacher" 1.) Have your student(s) write their answer to the above prompt on a medium sized sign. It can be one word or a sentence, just please have it be BOLD and LEGIBLE. You may choose to write the answer if need be. 2.) Take the picture in a horizontal or landscape format. 3.) Include in the email: student(s) name and the teacher name so they are easy to organize. ***Below is an example of the ideal pose we are looking for. Please use your own special message 😊
Great article about distance learning, It's a marathon, not a sprint! https://genmindful.com/blogs/mindful-moments/tagged/mindfulness
Distance learning images from homes around our Wildflower community.
Wildflower Community- In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the decision was made today to keep all Butte County school campuses, including Wildflower, closed through the end of the school year. We are still open for education and learning through our distance learning plans. We understand this is a hardship on everyone right now, but we need to come together for Wildflower's children. Our teachers and staff are working on long-term distance learning plans. Please continue to check your email for updates. We hope that this message finds your family well. Director, Tom Hicks
Some heart-warming pictures to brighten your day! Sammie using Zoom with some students, reading in the park, and thinking about some people that might be having a hard time staying home and missing our friends and family. So since it’s “D” week in his Kindergarten class, we thought of a song that started with the letter “D” that might make people happy so we listened to the song, then Trevor was excited to draw a beautiful picture to share with a “happy” message to everyone ❤️
More distance learning pictures for you to peruse!
While everyone is stuck at home, we asked families to send us some pictures of how Wildflower students are managing social distancing, and distance learning. Keep 'em coming, we love seeing the different styles of creative learning!
Hello Wildflower Community- Due to coronavirus, local school closures have been extended. All Butte County schools, including Wildflower, will be closed through April 17. At this time, the plan is to return to school on Monday April 20. Please continue to check your email for a more detailed communication from Wildflower. Wishing you safety and health during these unprecedented times. Tom Hicks Director
Greetings Wildflower Community, 3/15/2020. This is an update regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the most recent developments in Butte County. All Butte County schools, including Wildflower, will be closed through Friday, March 27, 2020. The closures could extend beyond March 27. We will inform you if there are any changes to this date. Please look for more detailed information coming shortly. During this difficult time, we will continue to update families as we receive more information. We will be communicating with you through email. Director, Tom Hicks
Wildflower Open Classroom Adolescent Program W-O-C-A-P Informative Night Thursday, March 12 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. In the Community Room at Wildflower Immersion Trips, Internships, Adult Ally’s… what else does the WOCAP classroom do? If you’re not sure what the middle school program is all about, please come and hear from our amazing middle school teachers! Melissa, Nikki, and Bethany will be explaining the program, and will be on-hand to share with you what the WOCAP experience provides to students and families. A handful of current Wildflower students, Alumni and parents will also be available to give you their personal views and experiences. This is a great opportunity to gain some insight on what a unique program WOCAP truly is.
Don't forget to come by for the rescheduled Understanding Trauma Training this Wednesday. Wildflower is hosting a free evening training on coping with stress and trauma for the Wildflower community and the community at large on February 26th, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Please share with your friends and family members and any others who may benefit! The training will cover the impacts of stress and trauma on adults and children, and will focus on strategies that are effective at relieving stress and coping with trauma for both adults and children. We are excited to have Kay Paden, an excellent trainer from Butte County Office of Education to share this valuable information with the community.
The Adolescent Program had the culmination of their Heroic Journey program with a Letting Go Ceremony at Bidwell Park's Fire Ring Wednesday evening. Student's brought an object to "give up" that symbolized that they are growing up and letting go of some of their childish ways of thinking. Students, along with their families and adult allies were in attendance for this heroic step towards growing up.
Trauma Training scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11 (tomorrow), has been POSTPONED until a later date. Sorry for the inconvenience, we will let you know the date as soon as it is rescheduled.
Don't forget to come by Wildflower for our Understanding Trauma Training Wildflower is hosting a free evening training on coping with stress and trauma for the Wildflower community and the community at large on February 11, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Please share with your friends and family members and any others who may benefit! The training will cover the impacts of stress and trauma on adults and children, and will focus on strategies that are effective at relieving stress and coping with trauma for both adults and children. We are excited to have Kay Paden, an excellent trainer from Butte County Office of Education to share this valuable information with the community.