Ashcreek Fall Fundraiser: Donate your gently used Baby, Toddler & Maternity items this August!

During the month of August, Ashcreek Playschool is gathering gently used baby, maternity and toddler items that to sell on consignment to benefit our nonprofit preschool. We’d love your help if you have any items around the house that you’d be interested in donating!

Your in-kind donation can be deducted as a charitable contribution on your taxes, and will go towards helping the school continue to enhance the classroom and the outdoor area. Please email AshcreekPlayschool@gmail.com to coordinate donation drop off/pick up during the month of August.

Please note that we are unable to sell clothing with any stains or rips, and all items must be in working order and in good condition. Also, newborn to 24 months clothing does not sell as well, so for these sizes we are only looking for unique and particularly high quality items. We are also accepting higher-end, non-kid items that could be sold separately to benefit the school.

Thanks friends!

Creating Our Classroom… Open House!

Last week Ashcreek Playschool hosted its first open house and invited little scientists to don their lab coats and goggles to join us for a mad scientist party!

From creating and playing with gooey flubber, dropping liquid watercolors and rock salt onto ice balls, to watching raisins “dance” in a vinegar/baking powder solution, children traveled from station to station for some hands on science experiments and activities.

Creating Our Classroom…

The grand reveal came when Ashcreek Playschool opened its doors to parents, sharing a brand new classroom now set up with furniture perfect for preschoolers and activity stations dividing the room, including sensory stations, the block center, math & science, a cozy reading corner and more.

What’s next?

While summer camp sessions are kicking off, the team is working on a slew of projects, from installing garden beds complete with vegetables planted and grown by students to mapping out and creating an outdoor classroom.

Keep up with our classroom updates as we continue the Creating Our Classroom series on the Ashcreek blog.

There are still a few slots left in our Summer camp sessions in July and August, or join us this fall by registering online for the 2016-2017 school year.

Hat tip to Valerie Tillia Photography for helping us capture these special moments!