Wild Life Forest Preschool Info Page

2020/21 School Year

Executive Director Contact Info

Dave Scott - 512-299-8870 - Dave@earthnativeschool.com

Director of Youth Programs Contact Info

Ilya Shmulenson - 512-571-9968 - Ilya@earthnativeschool.com

Preschool Director Contact Info

Britt Luttrell - 512-870-7210 - BrittL@earthnativeschool.com

Instructor Contact Info

Britt Luttrell - 512-870-7210 - BrittL@earthnativeschool.com

Kiki Moore - 832-496-0938 - KikiM@earthnativeschool.com

*Both Britt and Kiki teach at each program*

2020/21 Calendar

Updated throughout the year...

**Due to COVID-19, some or all of the following special days might get canceled, rescheduled, or reimagined this school year. Please stay tuned for more information. We will evaluate community health and safety as these events approach and will adjust our plans as needed.

TREE FROGS (M/W)

August 28 - Meet the Teachers 

September 2 - First Day of Class 

November 23-27 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving Break

December 16 - **Midwinter Celebration 

December 21-January 1 - NO CLASS - Winter Break

January 4 - Tree Frogs back in class

January 25-28 - Priority Enrollment Open for 2021-22 - See info below

March 8-19 - NO CLASS - Spring Break

March 24 - **Spring Equinox

May 12 - Final Day of Class - End of Year Ceremony

TBA - Family Work Day

BOX TURTLES (T/Th)

August 28 - Meet the Teachers 

September 3 - First Day of Class 

November 23-27 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving Break

December 17 - **Midwinter Celebration 

December 21-January 1 - NO CLASS - Winter Break

January 5 - Box Turtles back in class

January 25-28 - Priority Enrollment Open for 2021-22 - See info below

March 8-19 - NO CLASS - Spring Break

March 25 - **Spring Equinox

May 13 - Final Day of Class - End of Year Ceremony

TBA - Family Work Day

HEDGEHOGS (F)

August 28 - Meet the Teachers 

September 4 - First Day of Class

November 23-27 - NO CLASS - Thanksgiving Break

December 18 - **Midwinter Celebration 

December 21-January 1 - NO CLASS - Winter Break

January 8 - Hedgehogs back in class

January 25-28 - Priority Enrollment Open for 2021-22 - See info below

March 8-19 - NO CLASS - Spring Break

March 26 - ***Spring Equinox

May 14 - Final Day of Class - End of Year Ceremony

TBA - Family Work Day

CONTACT INFO

Main Earth Native Number

512-299-8870 (text available)

 

Bastrop Campus Address

137 Woodview Lane

Bastrop, TX 78602

As always, please check the weather each morning before dressing your kiddo for class.

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NEWS/UPDATES/REMINDERS

SPRING REMINDERS:

We're so happy to be back at Wild Life for the spring! In my many years exploring the Bastrop property, I've found this short burst of spring to be the most exciting our forest has to offer. New plants and animals will populate the land, just in time for that extra bit of challenge our bodies need.

 

That, of course, reintroduces many hazards to the land that we haven't seen for a while. Things like poison ivy, chiggers, mosquitoes, and fire ants are a certain way to put the skids on a fun day outside. Let's make sure we're prepared! Below is a quick checklist for springtime at Wild Life.

 

  • Pants and closed-toed shoes! Yes, it's hotter, but that doesn't mean we should skip these basic layers of protection. I personally hike in pants/boots regardless of the weather... even in summer!

  • Extra Clothes Cubbies! Make sure these are filled with appropriate springtime gear! You can check in the classroom at pickup time or email Miss Kiki (kikim@earthnativeschool.com) to check the status of your child's extra clothes.

  • Refillable Water Bottles! If you've been relaxed about your child's water, now is the time to tighten up. Let's make sure every kid has a refillable water bottle for every day of class.

  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray! We have extras of these at school, but if you care about the type of material on your child's skin, please apply these before school or put your preferred items in your child's backpack.

Those are the main ones, but please feel free to share more tricks and tips about how to enjoy the Texas spring. Not all of us are from here, so let's utilize the community! We're all in this together, after all. - Mr. Britt

SCHOOL REMINDERS:

 

1.)  We ask that all parents leave the Bastrop campus after dropping off and saying goodbye to their child. While we know driving back home isn't feasible for all families, we want to make sure our students are able to explore themselves fully without parent interruption. Bastrop has cool bakeries and coffee shops, plus the public library is a great free place to sit and work. See bottom on this page for suggestions!

 

2.)  No toys at school! These can be really distracting, especially for a nature school, and almost always get lost or broken on our premises. Please keep all toys at home or in the car.

 

3.) Please check your child's change of clothes and make sure they are weather appropriate. That goes for starting clothes as well - please prepare your child for a full day outside!

 

4.) Please drive SLOWLY and CAREFULLY while on our school's campus. 

WEATHER UPDATE

Bastrop Area Hangouts

Looking for a hang out spot near the preschool during school hours? Maybe you need some wi-fi to work or a place to spend some time with a younger sibling. Here are some cool spots near-by:

Tough Cookie Bakery - 601 Chestnut St Suite D, Bastrop 

Family owned and operated bakery. Specializing in vegan desserts, and offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free breakfast and lunch items. They serve espresso, coffee, and tea all day, and pride themselves in our kid-friendly atmosphere and pet-friendly patio.

Starbucks - 501 B Hwy 71 West, Bastrop

America's favorite coffee shop located in the HEB parking lot area.

Johnson's Bakery 715 Old Austin Hwy, Suite 300, Bastrop

Family owned small bakery that also serves lunch.

Sertino's 717 Highway 71 West, Suite 600, Bastrop 

Sertinos Coffee is your local cafe with artisan coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, fresh pastries & more! Free wi-fi

Community Gardens 1067 TX-71, Bastrop

Community Gardens is a unique space that you must experience first hand. We have partnered with local business and individuals to provide quality products and services to the community! We are an indoor/outdoor market place with a coffee shop and a cold pressed juice bar. We are a live music venue with a full bar. We have a plant nursery, boutique, sustainable living systems such as aquaponics, stackable gardens and a chicken coop. We also have a custom pool company, glass company, real estate professionals and custom home professionals all here to help with all your indoor and outdoor home needs! We want Community Gardens to be a unique and hands on experience for the entire family.

Bastrop Public Library 1100 Church St, Bastrop

Mon/Wed/Fri: 10am-6pm, Tues/Thurs: 1pm-9pm

Fisherman's Park1200 Willow Street, Bastrop

Venture to this thoughtful outposts situation along the banks of the Lower Colorado River where you can sit quietly, rent a canoe or kayak, visit the kiddie splash pad and playground or take part in local festivals make Fisherman’s Park a picturesque place to be alone with nature or to share in family fun with the whole community.

The Coffee Dog Roastery & Coffee House - 49 Loop 150 W Bastrop

Offers a wide variety of hot and iced drinks, also has savory and sweet food options. Whether you're stopping for your morning coffee, lunch, or an afternoon snack, they've got you covered! Free Wi-Fi and plenty of seating available and wall outlets.  6am-6pm M-F

McKinney Roughs Nature Park - 1884 TX-71, Cedar Creek

This 1,140-acre park has something for everyone. Whether it’s multiuse trails, guided outdoor and water recreation, or rental facilities, you can customize your adventure at McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Visitors can soar to new heights on the only dual zip line tour in Texas – Zip Lost Pines. Park Entrance Fees: Adults - $5, Children (12 and younger) - Free, Disabled - $2, Seniors (65+) - $2

Main Street Historic District - 904 Main St, 1408 B Chestnut Street, Bastrop

Historic Downtown Bastrop, named a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features quaint shops and boutiques, art galleries and public art, and a wide variety of restaurants.

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512-299-8870

info@earthnativeschool.com

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137 Woodview Lane

Bastrop, TX 78602