Please, if you haven’t received it already, continue to watch for a sweet greeting from your WCA to your front doorstep in the coming days and weeks. If you live very far away from school you might find a treat in your mailbox instead!
The WCA would like to thank the flower fairies for the following heroic acts of kindness:
- having great ideas
- gathering outdoors on two of the coldest days this spring
- patiently taking precautions amid the pandemic
- helping to plan out delivery routes
- volunteering to deliver fresh flowers.
Thank you Jessica Hanscom, Emily Reed, Leah Mawson, Marshunda Smith, Velia Wrinn (6th grade), and Linda Wrinn.
A Family Update
Ana Lopes, Tiago Antao and their daughter in Buttercup Nursery, Miranda Lopes-Antao, written by Ana Lopes.
I used to be full time at home with Miranda before she joined the nursery last fall. As such, when school was closed, it did not take long to go back to our old routine. Tiago is working full time at home, more than ever as some of his colleagues were laid off as a result of the pandemic. In between meetings and coding, he fills his few breaks playing with Miranda who has now started to “have meetings” too. We live in Salem and he definitely does not miss the commute to Boston.
Miranda and I have been going for short walks, occasionally longer, and making out for the closing of the school and our favorite spots with home activities.
We do a lot of baking – our favorite recipe (really easy for small hands) is:
Fruit & Yogurt Pancakes
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup of whole milk yogurt
- 3/4 cup of A.P. flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- splash of orange juice
Blend all ingredients together and pour the pancakes into a buttered pan to cook on medium heat. Enjoy!
Throughout the day you can find us building fairy’s houses with treasures gathered on our walks, making paper flowers, and shaping homemade play dough (the best part is the making of the dough, of course!). And we have flown a kite! Miranda’s first!
And stories, lots of stories…we read, we tell and we listen (check out Sparkle Stories.com). It’s been fun!!
Overall our days are good, some more exciting than others, though the best thing about children is that excitement can be in the most ordinary things like a stick running down a stream. We do miss school though. Miranda misses her teachers, her friends. I miss the routine, the interactions, the people.
We do enjoy our time together, as a family, There is much to be grateful for!!
A heartfelt thank you to the Lopes family for giving us a snapshot into their day to day lives and sharing a fun recipe as well!
Bunnies for Adoption!
Springtime, furry, warm, cuddly, affectionate, silly, bouncy, bunnies are available for adoption as of mid-June. If you are interested please contact Matthew Yoors at 978-675-7530.
A reminder that as we search for those most sought after items on Amazon.com, we consider initiating and using Smile.Amazon.com so our purchases can contribute extra fundraising dollars to our school.
Our next zoom call gathering will take place Saturday, May 16th at 7:30 PM. We are reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall-Kimmerer. It is a refreshing take on the mothering we receive from our human mothers to Mother Nature, written by a woman who has a deep curiosity about her Native American heritage. Let us know you want to join the discussion by writing to Deann Reyes-Wangh at firstname.lastname@example.org.