October 4, 2019
October 9-11 – Middle School Urban Outing
Saturday, October 12 – Farm to Table Dinner
October 17-19 – Painting Party Downstairs
Friday, October 18 – In-Service: No School
October 23-25 – High School Urban Outing
Saturday, October 26 – Poker Night
Photo of The Week (above)
Young cooks in the Food cluster admire their most recent creation, tahini date bites, from the cookbook Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen. Cookbook author Samantha Ferraro meets with students today to talk about cooking, writing, and how to create their own original cookbook. Thanks to Bacchus for capturing this EA moment.
Thank You For a Great Gear Sale!
We want to extend a huge thank you to the parents and volunteers who donated gear, helped sort, price, and set up items, and worked the day of the event. Together, we earned $1,750 for the school. We also have many great items remaining, and have scheduled another sale for the first week of May. We will continue to accept items throughout the year.
Middle School Getting Ready for Seattle
Middle school students in the Food and Mind clusters head to Seattle next week for three days of field learning in the city. Food cluster has a packed agenda, including a tour of the Theo chocolate factory and a visit to bustling Pike Place Market. Mind cluster gets serious, meeting with a psychology professor at UW before visits to the Center for Neurotechnology and the Center for Philosophy for Children.
Middle school scholars should pack from the Urban Excursion packing list, including sleeping mat, personal dishes, and interview attire. Please note that we place a high value on showing respect for our hosts and guides, and one of the best ways to show respect is through appearance. We ask all students to arrive wearing interview attire. Those who arrive in sweat pants, leggings, t-shirts, or other casual wear will need to change before being allowed to join us on this trip. Contact your child’s advisor if you have questions about appropriate attire for urban excursions.
Fall Farm to Table Dinner
We hope that many of you will be able to attend this amazing event with a fabulous, locally sourced meal prepared by EA parent, Chef Eric Truglas of the Captain Whidbey Inn. If you haven’t already experienced one of his meals, you are in for a treat. And if you have, know that this year’s offerings look even more amazing than last year. He is truly gifted, and we are so lucky to have him! The event takes place at Lairmont Manor on October 12, at 5:00 pm. Truglas will prepare a four-course meal of French-fusion food, featuring locally-sourced ingredients. This will be our biggest fundraiser of the fall season, and we very much appreciate you spreading the word about this fantastic event. Tickets are limited, so please put your orders in early if you plan to attend. You can preview the menu and order tickets through the EA website below.
We are also in need of a few more silent auction items. Items to consider donating include:
Labor (painting, house cleaning, yard work)
Please contact Joy with questions about the dinner or to donate auction items. Thank you for your support!
We have several upcoming opportunities for parent and student volunteers.
*For the Farm to Table Dinner we will need 8 students to help serve, and 2 parents for dishwashing. These are always fun and popular events to be a part of, so please sign up early through the link below.
*We have Blisterama events scheduled through the fall, on both Saturdays and Sundays.
*Several parents have expressed interest in helping us refresh our library collection, and our first big push will be next Thursday, October 10. Please contact Marley for more info about library help.
*See below for details about our upcoming painting party.
Painting Party to Beautify Downstairs Classrooms
As our school grows, we have expanded into previously under-used spaces downstairs. Please join us for a work party to help paint the Rookery, a couple of classrooms, and the downstairs bathroom. Our schedule:
Thursday, Oct 17: taping and cleaning, 4-8 pm
Friday, Oct 18: taping, cleaning, and painting, 9am-6pm
Saturday, Oct 19: painting and clean-up, 9 am until finish
Thanks for your help to beautiful our learning spaces!
Welcome to Our Newest Family
We have two new students joining us next week, settling in Bellingham after years of global travel. The family has most recently been in Ireland, and the Irish Mirror published this wonderful video of parent Adam Gossett serenading a local herd. Welcome Gossett scholars!