Our next Open House is fast approaching!
Date: TBD - check back soon!
This is a chance to meet the teachers, ask questions, and talk to families whose children were in the school and camp programs this past year. We will have bubbles, chalk, and nature-related activities for the children, and snacks to share. Please email for details and location.
Hope to see you there!
There are all kinds of treasures in the park, and every day that I’m there with the children, I look for the things that the trees are dropping on the ground, or that a bird may have left behind, or that might have shed its exoskeleton on a trunk or branch. But, the children often find other treasures, things that have been dropped or left behind by mistake by other people who share the park. I would hear, “I found it! It’s mine!” when someone picked something up, or “Finders, keepers!” when some “treasure” was spotted and claimed.
I’ve been talking to the children about doing the right thing, finding the person who lost the item, and returning it, and to that end, I have set up an email account to help our neighbors. It’s a good lesson to teach children: just because you found something, doesn’t mean it’s now yours. The second part of the phrase that begins, “finders, keepers” is “losers, weepers.” Do we have to cause someone else pain, just as long as we get something we want? Can we put ourselves, for a moment, in the place of the loser, and imagine how it would feel if someone claimed ownership of something meaningful to us that they happened to find? How would they feel if we returned their item? How would we feel having someone return something of ours?
The atmosphere in the world right now is so destructive, so combative and protective of self-interest, it behooves us as adults to show a more compassionate way forward. To that end, we ask that you support this project by participating in helping to find lost treasures, and return them to the ones who lost them.
If you have lost an item, you can contact us at UFKLostandFound@gmail,com
Put "Lost: (eg. child's toy) in the subject line, and a description of the item in the body of the email. We will contact you if we find it.
If you have found an item, you can contact us at the same address.
Put "Found: (eg. car keys)" in the subject line. We will connect you with anyone who reports losing such an item.
Date to be determined -- stay tuned!
Come join us as we begin our preparation for our annual lantern walk. We will make our own lanterns and begin to learn some of the lantern songs! A small donation of $5 is requested for materials.
Contact us for location and to register for the class by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date in November to be determined -- stay tuned!
Our annual lantern walk provides a reminder of our own inner light as the days grow shorter. Prince Autumn is ready to be whisked away by Brother Wind, and King Winter's cold breezes are coming closer.
Join us in celebrating with other families in our Brooklyn community, and take a stroll at dusk by candlelight singing songs and welcoming in the longer nights together!
This is a free event!
Contact us for location and to register to attend by emailing us at email@example.com