Community Enrichment Committee

Next Meeting:  Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6pm (location TBD)


Dear Haven Families,

The school year is well underway and committees are meeting to make this a fun & successful school year. We wanted to reach out to let you know some of the plans the Community Enrichment Meeting has made – we welcome your feedback and participation.

First, we have begun planning the annual Haven Bikeathon at Buffalo Park.   The date set for this is October 2nd from 11-2pm, so mark your calendars! There will be more details to follow in a separate email.  In the meantime, if you would like to sign up to bring needed items or volunteer your time, please visit this link:

Next, we are pleased to announce that this year’s holiday activities with be centered around gratitude and the Montessori philosophy of doing good and enriching the community. We will continue our support of Flagstaff Shelter Services, providing sack lunches, packed and decorated by the children, toiletry and hygiene supplies (which are welcome any time of year), and sponsoring families in need. Also, we were thinking of involving our students in a caroling or singalong activity at a local hospice or skilled nursing facility.  We will have more information about these activities as the holidays approach.

Finally, we wanted to encourage all of you to show your appreciation to our wonderful teachers and staff for all that they do for our children (and us)! We’ll be organizing a variety of more “formal” activities that allow parents the opportunity to say thanks – writing notes of appreciation, supplying snacks, K-cups, or half-n-half to stock the break room, food for staff meetings or training events, and organizing a “donation pool” for the staff holiday party. Every family can participate accordingly to their desire and means – no obligation or pressure.  We will send out more information on specific opportunities as we organize them.

We welcome any feedback you have on these ideas, and new ideas are always appreciated. Please feel free to contact us at    Hope you’re all having a great start to the school year and we hope to see you out at some of these community-building events!!  Our committee next meets on Tues 9/20 at FLG Terroir — it is not too late to join us!

Your Community Enrichment Committee,

Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri (mom to Jude in the Willow Room) Amber Meyer (mom to Anya in the Willow Room) Susan McCullough (mom to Ryland in the Aspen Room and Brisbane in the Willow Room) Paige Smyth (mom to Opal in the Blue Spruce Room, and to Owen in the Juniper room) Vicki Wagner (mom to Harper in the Maple Room) Natasha West (mom to Kaitlin in Blue Spruce and Logan in Willow)