Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sage Creek - Newsletter
It Was A Beautiful Day!
Thanks to those of you who attended our potluck at Mitchell Park on June 26th, it was a beautiful day! The food was great, the conversation was even better. We appreciate everyone who stopped by to learn more about Sage Creek, play games, and share a meal. If you didn’t get a chance to visit with us, keep an eye out for our upcoming events!
Starting Sage Creek continues to be an exciting challenge for all the families involved. As we work towards our common goal of opening in the fall, we are continually reminded of why we are working so hard- for our children. As a group, we believe that the educational models currently offered in San Luis Obispo County are vastly different from the Sudbury model. The opportunity to provide a school that is accepting and supportive of the choices made by its’ students is what makes Sage Creek special!
Spotlighting the families of Sage Creek:
Get to know the Yost Family: Jim, Sara, Fletcher – 7 and Magnolia – 2 years.
“As parents we chose early on to take care of our children’s’ education; we were put off by what we saw and experienced in the public school system and by society’s treatment of children in general. We find the concerns over what or who children will be in the future a narrow minded approach to the pursuit of education. More important to us is who our children are now. These became our litmus test for everything: Does this honor and value my child today, in the present?”
You can read more about their journey to Sage Creek.
To learn more about Sudbury, we have provided a multitude of information and links on our website, www.sagecreeksudbury.org. You may also want to join us at one of our coffee house discussions where you can meet some of our startup group parents and be involved in more in-depth conversations about Sudbury.
You can also connect with us at any of the events listed below, or give us a call or email us anytime.
Sage Creek Sudbury
Informal Sudbury Conversation – To be announced
"Birds fly, fish swim, man thinks and learns. Therefore, we do not need to motivate children into learning by wheedling, bribing or bullying. We do not need to keep picking away at their minds to make sure they are learning. What we need to do, and all we need to do, is bring as much of the world as we can into (their lives); give children as much help and guidance as they ask for; listen respectfully when they feel like talking; and then get out of the way. We can trust them to do the rest." ~ John Holt, How Children Learn