Thank You to all of our supporters that helped BHM become "Favorite Preschool in Renton"! We are excited to get our name out into our community and tell everyone about our amazing school.
Come by 1255 SW 150th Street in Burien between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday, June 17th or Saturday, June 18th to shop our FABULOUS Garage Sale!!! Goodies available at the “Snack Shack” run by our students. You know you will need a treat after all that shopping! All proceeds go towards classroom materials and supplies!
Bikes, Outdoor Play Equipment, Kids Clothes, Furniture, Bar Signs, Kitchen Items, JUST TO NAME A FEW…
We are working full time to prepare everything for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 6th at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (23855 SE 216th Street, Maple Valley). The church has been so kind in working out a great partnership with us allowing us to lease space for part of our first year. Our plan is to lease space while the development/construction continues on our property in the Renton Highlands (17019 SE 128th Street, Renton). And we are hoping to move into our permanent space in the Spring of 2012!
Enrollment is open for a few remaining Elementary spaces (1st - 6th grade) as well as spaces in our Early Childhood classroom (ages 2 1/2 - Kindergarten). If you are interested in enrolling your child at BHM please contact email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call April 206-618-3041 or Teresa 206-225-9291. We are looking at marketing options but also know that Word of Mouth is currently our best bet, so SHOUT IT TO THE ROOFTOPS!! Bring your child to Blossoming Hill!!
Our BHM Garage Sale is taking place this coming up Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18 at Teresa's House in Burien. (1255 SW 150th St. Burien, 98166) Drop off your treasures at either April or Teresa's house before Thursday, June 16, please! (We're having a "Pricing Party" at Teresa's on Thursday evening...) Kids and grown-ups are ALL welcome to work at this garage sale. We are ordering delicious weather as a little incentive. Kiddos will be working their own lemonade/water/treat stand. All proceeds will go to BHM.
We are also busy planning a BHM Community event/kick off party/fabulous shin-dig that you will be hearing about shortly to take place in July...
BHM is so fortunate to have a wonderful group of families and supporters that have been helping with fundraising, sorting and preparation of materials, making phone calls and searching Craigslist for needed items. THANK YOU to everyone who is helping to bring BHM into the community.
April and Teresa
We are happy to share that we have a location! 17019 SE 128th St (in unincorporated King County) is going to be the future permanent home of Blossoming Hill Montessori School! It certainly has been a lot of work securing this perfect place and there is still a ways to go (especially with King County) but we know this location is right and we are grateful to Richard for selling it to us!
Speaking of the County, our next step with them requires a meeting where we will present our site plans, including blueprints for our modular building (two classrooms) and our septic system. Designs for both are currently underway and we are hoping to firm design plans with the modular company soon. (We visited some model units today and got a greater idea of what Blossoming Hill needs and wants; we also saw what was available). We appreciated both Steves and their time on a Saturday. Septic plans are being drawn up by a dude named Mark. He is familiar with the property and was a recommendation from the former property owner. He understands our needs and our urgency; we feel we are in good hands.
Our ENROLLMENT continues to grow, and this is a testament to the support of many of you. Thank you for sharing your belief in us with others. Currently “Word of Mouth” is our strongest marketing tool, and probably always will be. Keep up the good work, and we PROMISE to do the same!
We have really enjoyed making personal connections with several interested families. We have been busy answering questions, sharing our vision, and interviewing new students. Blossoming Hill’s growing community is coming to fruition and we are so tickled! As our enrollment continues to expand we are excited to look at our staffing possibilities. The local Montessori Community is becoming aware of BHM and we are receiving inquiries about our vision, which certainly makes us both very proud. J
For those of you that are following our blog, we have some news!! We now have an OFFICIAL WEBSITE, (www.blossominghill.org). Andrew, we are so grateful for what you have built for us. Thank you! As we continue to create our site, more will be coming, but we like the cool feature that allows our home page to act as a journal for ongoing blog posts. We will continue to post updates on our website, Wordpress blog and Facebook to keep everyone in the loop about our ongoing progress. Here are the links for our communications.
Website – www.blossominghill.org
Wordpress Blog - http://blossominghillmontessori.wordpress.com
Facebook Page – Blossoming Hill Montessori School
Plans are underway for our Grand Kick-off Event! Do you know of any fun venues that could accommodate up to 250 fun loving BHM supporters available in June? Please continue to spread the word about BHM and continue to send any inquiries our way!
Much Love and Many Thanks,
April and Teresa