Each fall, the calendar is full of events to give members of Columbia Greenhouse the opportunity to make connections and get to know one another.

The Apple Day Bake Sale is a long time tradition of Greenhouse. This year we didn’t let a little thing like a weather forecast stop us! Lucky for all, the weather held out and the bake sale was a huge success. We had delicious treats–both homemade and from local bakeries like Levain Bakery, Two Little Red Hens and Four and Twenty Blackbirds pie shop. We also had savory items like empanadas, quiche and cheddar-chive biscuits! We raised over $1300 at the bake sale that will further support the work of the school. A huge thank you to everyone that baked, donated, sold or bought! We appreciate your enthusiasm and help. Also a special thank you to Jo Christine Miles and Julie Myers, our bake sale co-chairs, for their tireless efforts and organization.

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In October, we celebrated the end of phase-in with coffee hours in the small yard. We held a Parents Coffee hour and then a Caregiver Coffee hour, both well attended and well received. Parent, babysitters, nannys and grandparents alike, attended the coffee hours. We so appreciate all of your contributions to the lives of our children and welcome you as members of our Greenhouse family.

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We also held our first parent workshop, Raising Race Conscious Children. Almost 50 parents attended the evening and joined us as we began the conversation and exploration of how we can support our children’s understanding of their own racial identity and that of others. We look forward to continuing this journey.


Next up? Save the date for the PA Book Fair on November 11 at Book Culture.