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    June 2018: Gratitude from Cheri Bloom

    Dear Montlake Families and Friends- Thank you all for coming out to help work and celebrate art, music, books and the garden with us on Friday at 5th Annual Eat Real/Art Walk. Even the weather turned out for us!

    I also want to say thank you for all your well wishes. My position as Garden Educator at Montlake has been a labor of love for me, but a er seventeen years it’s me for me to move on and explore new adventures. I will keep you posted.

    We are so pleased that the garden program will continue to nourish under the guidance of Deirdre McShane. Deirdre is a graduate of the University of Washington-IslandWood Masters in Education program and she has worked at the Edible Schoolyard. I’m excited for the students and the community to learn from her.

    Lastly, thank you for your support of Garden Educa on. I believe that all subjects can be taught in the garden and my hope is that some day garden education will be present in all schools.

    Much love and gratitude, Cheri Bloom

    “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein.

    June 1: Planning for Ms. Bloom's Send Off
    Celebrating 16 years of the effervescent Ms. Bloom and her loving dedication and magic she has shown at Montlake Elementary. Let's ensure the greenhouse and its curriculum continues to flourish for the years ahead and show your support by donating a ceramic leaf to the school (see details at front office).


    April 2018

    I want to thank all of you that came out on Saturday to help build and install our new garden boxes and irrigation system as well as doing all the spring gardening cleanup. Our old garden boxes were decomposing and we wanted to create a garden that functioned better and created an outdoor class setting within the growing garden behind the greenhouse.

    It was so nice to meet new families and to work along side those of you that have been involved with the program for a long time. I especially want to give a big heartfelt thanks to Montlake parent Maureen Gaines who developed the design and to the PTA for their support.

    I am so pleased to be leaving the garden in good shape for the new Garden/Science teacher and for all of our students.

    Please stop by and check it out!

    With much gratitude. Cheri Bloom