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HUGE Thanks!

  Our McMenamins Restaurant fundraiser was a huge success.  Your support dining at McMenamins in Sherwood last Tuesday earned the ARE garden and outdoor classroom over $1100.00!  Those funds will be directly invested in the development of our dynamic outdoor … Continue reading

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There’s wisdom in the forest

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Environmental Education (EE) makes a difference

Time spent learning in nature can have a profound effect on a child’s state of mind and depth of learning.  Studies have shown that time spent outside can reduce stress and anxiety in children and can help deepen student’s understanding … Continue reading

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School gardens around town

Alberta Rider is not unique in having a school garden.  Many other area schools have successfully incorporated gardens into the school grounds and the day to day life of the student body. One nearby example is at Charles F. Tigard … Continue reading

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Last call for beautiful poinsettias!

  Your poinsettia orders are due tomorrow!  Download the ARE Poinsettia Sale flyer 2014 form here and return it to your child’s teacher OR the front office with your check made out to Alberta Rider Elementary (ARE).  6.5″ (pot size) poinsettias are … Continue reading

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Coming soon!

  Once again the ARE Memorial Garden will be offering beautiful poinsettia plants from Al’s Garden Center.  The order form will come home soon, and be available for download here. Your poinsettia voucher will be redeemable at Al’s Garden Center … Continue reading

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What’s next-and how can you help?

Last year was a remarkable year for the Alberta Rider Memorial Garden.  We made a lot of progress as a group, and community, to seeing the dream of our woodland garden and outdoor classroom a reality.  The final big piece … Continue reading

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Under Construction!

The permits are approved and the constuction on our outdoor classroom is about to begin!   We cannot wait to see young ARE scientists filling our woodland garden-and we could not have done any of it without the support of … Continue reading

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ARE garden is open for learning!

On Tuesday, September 2nd, the halls of Alberta Rider Elementary will once again be filled with the sounds of learning-learning makes a lot of noise, doesn’t it?!  It can also be really messy stuff! Especially when the learning takes place in … Continue reading

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Join us on Thursday!

  We are kicking off a new school year this Thursday, August 28th, at 3:30 with a garden dedication at our back to school Ice Cream Social!  Come join us in the garden and hear Mrs. Kintz share a story … Continue reading

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