Man oh man do we have some news..

I just can't believe April is over. After a winter that seemed to go on forever, we have blown through most of spring in the blink of an eye. Our last family dinner was, I dare say, our biggest success ever. We ran out of food! A first and, I hope, last experience for us. We had macaroni and cheese which, as Sarah wisely noted, tends to disappear faster than other stuff in a group setting. But we also had a fantastic kale salad that vanished completely as well, and much of it into the bellies of little ones, so we'll count that as a victory for everyone!

We are moving through the new season with plans for warmer weather, the growing season and... fundraisers!

First up, the toddler teachers organized a great Silent Auction with donations from parents, community members, friends and staff. We wrapped it up last night with another family dinner/auction party.
Pineapple smells soooo good!

Toddler cooks-in-training
Everyone ate sweet potato salad, coconut quinoa, bread donated from August First,  green salad with dressing made by the toddlers (!) and oranges and pineapple slices. As always we are grateful to City Market for generously funding our family dinners.
Sweet potato black bean salad

I don't have the final tally yet, but everyone went home with some great items and much fun was had by all.

Next up... The Key Bank VT City Marathon on May 26th! Once again BCS has put together two relay teams to run, all to raise money for BCS.  Erica, BCS preschool teacher and our marathon organizer, has decided to use all the money we raise by running to fund the Supper Project Sarah and I have been working on, sending bags home with families on Fridays full of either extra staple foods for the weekend, or the ingredients for a healthy, delicious meal for families to prepare and eat together. So far we have funded the project with grant money but it's about to run out, so fresh funds couldn't be coming at a better time. If you can, please check out our team fundraising page on Crowdrise and consider donating. You will be helping to feed and strengthen families in our neighborhood.

Click here to check out our team page!

Coming soon, a photo series I've been working on called "Actual Preschoolers Lunch Plates" with pics of kids self-made plates at BCS.

Thanks for checking in with us! Happy Spring!

Lunch for 6 growing babies

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