I cannot believe that eight months have already passed since I came to Peninsula. Each month I find myself busier than the month before. As we head into May we are still hard at work on our summer school-age camps and finalizing our budget for next year.
Volunteer groups have also been hard at work in helping us improve our Center. A wonderful group of 18 students helped us spruce up our building and grounds on Saturday, April 9. Our painting and weeding project was one of 11 projects for Spring into Action, Lewis and Clark University's Community Service Day, which had 280 participants this year. On Saturday, April 29, we had volunteers from Rebuilding Together Portland work on improving our preschool and toddler playgrounds. This loyal group has been supplying people power and tools as well as purchasing soil for our garden, bark chips for our play areas, and cedar hogsfuel for our pathways for the past 6 years.
The week of May 9 we will FINALLY open our stroller/car seat shed. We will notify you of the official ribbon-cutting and grand opening. Please see Natalie if you leave your stroller and/or car seat here at Peninsula so she can fill you in on how to secure your item in the shed. At the end of this month the Junior League of Portland will send a group of volunteers to paint the shed. If you'd like to lend a hand to this project, please let Natalie know.
All of these wonderful and various volunteer groups are examples of the tremendous community support Peninsula needs to remain a viable resource for children and parents. I feel we have some of the most motivated volunteer groups that any school or center could ask for. When you add dedicated volunteers to a superb group of teachers and motivated students you have the ingredients and recipe for a very succesful school.