May
24
9:30 AM09:30

Bonneville Fish Hatchery & Dam!

Join us as we load into our shuttle and take a trip out to the gorgeous Columbia River Gorge!

We will be passing through the historic Columbia river highway to see many waterfalls!

Our first stop will be at the Bonneville fish hatchery, we are learning about salmon, life cycles and our beautiful forests in the month of June so this experience is special! We will watch salmon jump upstream, and see the various cycles of growth from fry to smelt. We will see Herman the sturgeon and he is huge! He is also the closest living prehistoric creature on earth! We also get a chance to feed the fish as we learn how magical these creatures are. It helps nurture empathy and compassion for our wondrous Oregon beauty. We have been studying how Salmon start in a little mountain stream and run on natures timing, with the help of snow melt, salmon leave their small streams and go into the river system to make their way into the ocean for up to 8 years only to return back to their little home stream to have a family of their own.

We will have a picnic in the park out front of the fish hatchery and then drive next door for our final stop.

During our picnic we will pull our sketch pads out and sketch our favorite fish of the day, or whatever has interested that child’s heart.

Next stop is the Bonneville dam and a guided tour by the army corps of engineers who will show us how strong water pressure and currents are and how hydroelectric is conducted!

Parents are welcome to join us! Details are on our lovely Bloomz app, parents can connect & carpool together!

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Jul
2
10:00 AM10:00

Pony Riding Extravaganza!

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls!

YEEHAW! Even though our music teacher will be in Denmark during this time and we will miss his banjo playing loveliness, we are bringing the country to our half acre backyard!

Children will have a great time as the Portland Ponies are coming to visit. We will learn how to ride, feed, groom and respect these adorable little ponies!

Cowboy/cowgirl hats will be provided and photos taken!

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Mar
22
9:45 AM09:45

March Zoo Field Trip!

We are taking the wild animals of Blossoming Minds Preschool to visit the Oregon Zoo animals!

We depart from the school Friday March 22nd at 9:45 AM and arrive back to school at 2:45 PM

Though our field trips have been slightly longer lately and we may arrive back at school at 3:00 PM. Miss Charisse will always keep you in the loop via parent text message.

Spring break starts March 25th-29th 2019 so this will be our kick off day to Spring Break!

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Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

January trip to the Portland Children's Museum!

Howdy parents! Our January field trip is going to be PURE AWESOMENESS! We are going to the Portland Children’s Museum! We will depart the preschool at 9:00 AM and return by 1:00 PM.

We will pack snacks and water bottles with us and have snacks in between playing times. We will eat lunch as soon as we get back to school! As always on field trip days, please LEAVE your car seat in front of the garage door in a row so we can install them safely into the van. If your child does not attend on Friday, please feel free to have your child join their friends and teachers for the day by paying the cost of your ticket 11.00 dollars and a 10.00 dollar snack and transportation fee and your daily care rate.

Our next field trip will be in March at the Oregon Zoo! Cost of field trip 15.00 dollar ticket and a 10.00 dollar snack and transportation fee. We depart at 10:30 AM and return by 1:30 PM.

Animals, flowers and life cycles are our general themes during spring. Not only do we plant pollinating flowers in the garden, watch and grow and release butterflies, we get involved and witness these events with our very own hearts and eyes!

Next after that will be in April at the Bonneville fish hatchery to watch the salmon jump upstream and to check out the Hydropower dam right next door on a tour with the army corps of engineers! Cost 15.00 dollars per child and 5.00 dollar snack and transportation fee. We depart school at 9 AM and return by 1:30 PM.

Specific dates and details will be posted in March for our zoo and fish hatchery trip.

Ice cream cones are typically involved on field trip days.

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Dec
20
3:30 PM15:30

Santa Claus is coming to school!

Santa Claus is coming to… Blossoming Minds Preschool! Santa Julian is background checked and approved and works as Santa at the Washington Square Mall. He will be here at 3:30 PM to take photos with the kids in front of the tree and giving out certificates of niceness, candy canes and a special stamp on their lists they wrote him! We will be baking and decorating gingerbread cookies earlier in the day and making extra for Santa of course :) Hmmm, I wonder if he likes egg nog or milk with his cookies! I guess we will find out! We will also be opening our school gifts under the tree together, I’ll give you a hint, they are new toys for our special play loft renovation for the play room!

See you there kiddos!

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Oct
31
2:30 PM14:30

Halloween Party

Our annual spooky and spirited and spectacular Halloween party! The day will be spent playing Halloween games, Halloween art projects, making green slime and dancing to the funnest Halloween songs of all time. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes!

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Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

October's Field trip to the Pumpkin Patch!

We are going to the pumpkin patch! Get your favorite muddy boots on and join us at the pumpkin patch to celebrate harvest and fall by riding the tractor, playing with the farm animals, and climbing a giant pyramid of hay! We will be carving the pumpkins we pick out at the farm at school the following week! Our van leaves at 10 am and we will be back at 2!

Cost will be 20 dollars per child and includes two pumpkins, apple cider donuts, hot chocolate and a mini pumpkin.

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