May Newsletter | The Homestead Schoolhouse

School News

May Newsletter

Bugs and Garden Life

This month we will be studying bugs! We will learn about various bugs and how they are helpful to the earth and our environment. We will spend more time in our garden digging for bugs and releasing our ladybugs. How are ladybugs useful for our garden?

Students will also watch caterpillars turn into butterflies in our indoor butterfly habitat. They will also observe ladybug larvae turn into ladybugs.

We will also be learning more about garden life and learning about flowers. Students will learn about different parts of a plant, from the root to the petals. We will also study the life cycle of a plant.

Field Trip to Rhododendron Garden

This is a school-wide field trip. We will all meet at the entrance of the garden at 10:00am. Your child must have a chaperone. Students will have a scavenger hunt activity to do, as we will find various bugs, plants and other parts of nature. Picnic lunch at 12:00. Afternoon classes will still be in session beginning at 1:00.

End-of-Year Celebration & Graduations

We are excited about our annual End-of-the-Year celebrations! Wednesday, May 29 is the family BBQ for ALL of our 2-3 and 3-4 year old classes. This year, we are having 2 graduations for both of our 4-5 year old classes. T/TH class is graduating on Thursday, May 30 and MWF is on Friday, May 31. These days are for our 4-5 year old classes only. Other family members are welcome to join, so please invite whomever you’d like! This is a special night for our grads!

Rummage Sale

Our annual rummage sale will be sometime this summer. Dates to be announced. This is a great way to start spring cleaning! Please continue to drop items off at the schoolhouse. If you need items picked up, please let us know! Talk to friends and family about donating as well!

Sunny Days!

Cross your fingers for more sunny days! We are going to be spending a lot of time outside for the remainder of the school year. If you would like your child to wear sunscreen, please apply before school.


Our yearbooks are underway. It is a fun way to keep memories of your child’s year at Homestead! This year, we are making an Annex yearbook, and a Schoolhouse yearbook. Sign-up sheets will be on the front desk.

Summer Camps

Camps are filling up fast! If you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to get in on one or more our our camps! “Treasure Hunters” is full.

Last Day of School is Friday, June 7th.