And finally, our T-burg Grade 3 students visited the Mundy Wildflower Garden at Cornell Botanic Gardens last week; and we’d like to share our pictures with you. The students had an amazing time taking what they had learned in the classroom into the garden; they had perfect weather conditions; and they discovered life-long skills about identifying wildflowers. They explored the flowers, learned about pollination, smelled skunk cabbage (see if you can spot those pictures), and one group even happened onto a snapping turtle!
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Tompkins Weekly: Non-profit organizations are plentiful throughout Tompkins County, and make a big impact in our communities. Despite their contributions, area non-profits can sometimes go unnoticed or unknown. In an effort to shine a spotlight on those who are making a difference in our county, Tompkins Weekly will be showcasing these organizations on a regular basis.
This week we are highlighting the TCSD Foundation, an organization aimed at supporting the Trumansburg Central School District. To learn more about the organization, we interviewed Jen Wofford, president of the foundation.
Spotlight On … TCSD Foundation
KDT! Trumansburg is a collaboration of the TCSD Foundation, Discovery Trail, and Trumansburg Central School District to provide curriculum-based field trips to the eight sites of the Discovery Trail for Trumansburg Central School District students grades Pre-K through 6.
Last week instructors from CORNELL BOTANIC GARDENS (formerly called Cornell Plantations) visited each Grade 3 classroom and presented a lesson and hands-on activities to prepare the students for their upcoming field trip to the wildflower garden; and here are some pictures from those visits. Thank you to the Trumansburg PTO for funding their program book, “Wildflowers: A Peterson First Guide,” by Roger Tory Peterson; and to our Foundation donors for their support.
The Community Art Auction was a success! Thank you to everyone who donated, participated, bid on, and went home with some pretty wonderful artwork! The TCSD Foundation will put your donations to good use throughout the school district.
Like you and your family, we don’t just do one thing at a time! While we were busy with last-minute details for Friday night’s Community Art Auction, we found time to tag along with the Trumansburg kindergarten classes that were out on the Discovery Trail, visiting the Tompkins County Public Library. By the way, this field trip is a perfect example of where your donations go. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
The children also received their very own copy of the book, “The Interrupting Chicken,” by David Ezra; and we thank the Trumansburg Elementary PTO for providing the funding for that.
Be sure to ask your students for the recipe to bake a book!
TCSD Foundation 10th Anniversary Community Art Auction! Friday March 31, 7-9pm at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts (Congress at McLallen St.). $10 donation at the door. Door prizes, raffles, silent and live auctions. Live music. $5 wine by the glass served by Forge Cellar Wines. Thank you, Forge Cellar Wines, for generously donating half of your proceeds to the TCSD Foundation!
The TCSD Foundation will be hosting Kids’ QuizBowl at Atlas Bowl on Sunday, March 5, from 12:30 to 3:00 PM. There will be snacks, free bowling, and shoe rental for kids and parents, and a cash bar. No cover charge.
Elementary School QuizBowl: 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Middle School QuizBowl: 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Parents are encouraged to stay, have fun, and try to outsmart their kids! (Adult supervision is requested for the Elementary School QuizBowlers.)
It is done, and the TCSD Foundation extends a hearty thank you to this amazing community! Our students are great. Our schools are great. Our supporters are outstanding.
Please join us in our celebration. We made our $10,000 fundraising goal. Actually, we did better than that, receiving $12,500! It takes a great amount of determination, cooperation, and teamwork for this kind of success – something our student athletes experience every day. You helped us spread the word, you shared your financial support, and you cheered us on. Go T-burg!