We are grateful to be a part of the fabric of three excellent schools, Verner Early Learning Center, Vance Elementary and the recently opened Montford North Star Academy. It has been a full and rewarding year.

We invite you to be a part of our exciting year ahead, by putting your tax-deductible dollars behind our mission and into the classrooms today or rolling up your sleeves in our volunteer corps as we BUILD, CONNECT and SUPPORT our community.

As we reflect, we appreciate that:

🌱 At Verner, we collaborated with the teachers and a group of students from Warren Wilson College to develop a number of age-appropriate learning activities in the Verner Experiential Garden.

🌱 At Vance, we crushed it with two class levels projects – the 2nd Grade Weather Station and the 3rd Grade Irrigation Project for the Peace Garden. This year, the entire teaching team started training with us in the methods of Project Based Learning.

🌱 At the invitation of Shannon Baggett, the Principal at MNSA, we joined the sixth-grade teaching team, introducing PBL through a class-wide Pollinator Garden Project.

These are only a few of the many successes we experienced.

As the year comes to a close, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a festive New Year!

– Mark, Justin, Debra, Laura & Baby Flora

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