Sustainable Book Club
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library
Adult program Free
Please join this island-wide book group, reading and discussing books that examine our relationship with nature. The group is sponsored by Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary and all six island libraries.
Book: American Catch by Paul Greenberg
Registration not required.
Mondays-Fridays; May 1–September 25
Members: $35/kayak; Nonmembers: $45/kayak**
Enjoy Sengekontacket Pond at your own pace on this self-guided tour. Rhyming “quest” clues (think treasure hunt!) will help you uncover the story of the Pond’s people, places, and wildlife.
**Single & double kayaks available; call to reserve. Up to 2.5 hours; all boats must be returned by 3:30 pm. Age restrictions may apply, call for more information.
Horseshoe Crab Survey Training
Sat, May 02, 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown Adult Free
Does being a sleuth intrigue you? Do you need a reason to walk the beach before the high season? Have you ever experienced the beauty of the beach late at night? This very important project needs dozens of volunteers to look for spawning crabs or evidence that they were there nesting the previous night. If you have yet to participate in a beach survey, please consider joining in this year - you are needed! Pass the word; invite friends.
Surveys are conducted on days surrounding the New and Full Moons of May and June. Training will include time indoors and walking on the beach at the swash line. Please dress for the weather and wear water-resistant boots or shoes.
Moonrise Kayak Tour*
Members: $35/person; Nonmembers: $45/person
See Sengekontacket Pond in a new light—moonlight—as we celebrate the different full moons of summer. With a guide, kayak on the pond as the sun sets, stars twinkle, and the moon rises.
May 3: 7–9 pm May 4: 7–9 pm
Saturday, May 9 2–4 pm
Members: $30; Nonmember: $35
Islander Jeffrey Cahna is ‘making impressions, one fish at a time’. He uses the Japanese art and technique Gyotaku to make fish prints. This technique combines the accuracy of scientific illustration with expressive composition of oriental art.
Nursery School Naturalists
Thu, May 14, 2015 10:30 am - 11:30 am Thu, May 28, 2015 10:30am-11:30am
Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Edgartown
Adult/Child (suitable for children 3 - 5 years with parent/friend)
Adult free, Child $6.00
Adult free, Child $9.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Join us every other Thursday (April 2—June 11) while we look for signs of spring. Watch spring unfold at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary as we welcome the warmer weather through stories, crafts, walks, live animal presentations, and more!
Pre-registration required. Call Felix Neck for more information.
Saturday, May 23 from 9–10 am FREE
Oystercatchers, plovers, and terns, oh my! Walk the beach with our shorebird biologist to record field data, search for birds and nests, and identify bird and mammal tracks in the sand. Meet at the State Beach access trail on the Oak Bluffs side of Big Bridge.
School will be closed for spring break April 20-24 and will reopen on Monday, April 27, 2015.
Have a restful break!
THANK YOU PTO!!!
Throughout the entire year, you have been vital to the positive climate that pervades our school. We are very fortunate to have you, the wonderful parents of Oak Bluffs School who make up our PTO.
I want to extend a special thank you on behalf of our whole staff, for the wonderful and very generous Staff Appreciation Week this past week. We feel incredibly supported by you. The staff breakfast, luncheon, sweets from Chilmark Chocolates and the staff Party at JB Blau’s “Loft” among many other things, are very much appreciated.
We also wish to thank you for taking care of us by fulfilling our multiple requests for materials and supplies. You are a wonderful and very much appreciated PTO. Thank you for everything you do for the Oak Bluffs School!
MA PTA has asked us to let you know that WGBH is working with PBS Parents on the White House Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. This annual initiative invites kids (ages 8-12) to submit healthy lunchtime recipes to the White House where a panel of experts, led by First Lady Michelle Obama, will select one winning recipe from each state. Each state winner, along with his/her parent/guardian, will be invited to the White House for the Kids State Dinner in July. The deadline is April 30, 2015.
Here's more information on the initiative: http://www.pbs.org/parents/lunchtimechallenge/home/
April 8, 2015
Dear Community Volunteers,
Please help us! This very snowy winter destroyed the garden beds at the Oak Bluffs School. The raised beds are now damaged and dangerous. The nails are sticking out of the rotten wood. We need help fixing them.
Our school gardens are important because we grow fresh food for school lunches. We get to try new and different foods that we have grown ourselves. It gives all kids from kindergarten all they way through eighth grade fresh food that is healthy for us. It saves the cafeteria ladies shopping time and saves the school money.
Another reason to rebuild the gardens is that second graders love to plant in the garden! We plant fruits and vegetables. Gardening is teaching us how to work together and share. We plant seeds and water the plants. It teaches us responsibility. We get to work outside and get fresh air. Gardening makes us happy!
Please come and help us fix our garden beds at the Oak Bluffs School on Sunday, April 12th from 12:00 - 3:00. The gardens are behind the school. Bring your tools and your friends. We hope you will come.
Mrs. Berube’s Second Graders
at the Oak Bluffs School