This year has had it's challenges but we won't let it get in the way of our beloved traditions. In order to be safe, we changed our annual Wood Chip Day into Wood Chip Week! And it was more fun and more successful than we could have hoped for - some 100 families signed up to participate!
From Wednesday October 14 to Friday October 16, Eberwhite families gathered as a masked and distanced community to spread wood chips over one third of the major trails in the Eberwhite Woods. This was an impressive service project that not only protects the 29-acre parcel of native forest that surrounds our school but also builds and strengthens our school community. Since we didn't wood chip last year and the woods has had a lot of use this year, the trails were in need of some major TLC.
This year rather than organizing through classroom teachers, families signed up for 30-minute time slots so that we could socially distance during this outdoor event.
This year we worked on the trails leading from Eberwhite. There were two piles of wood chips: one near the north entrance to the woods and one near the swing sets near the other entrance to the woods near school. Families did such amazing work we even finished a day ahead of schedule.