Enrichment Consultant Updates



Join us at Art at OPE's 3rd Annual Art Show & Fair

Volunteers needed!

Tues. thru Thurs. of Conference Week
March 28th, 29th & 30th
Your Child's Art will be on Display

City of Carlsbad Art Grant
will sponsor 5 visiting artists who will help
children create school beautification art.
Children can make arts and crafts while their parents conference.

Very exciting pollinator garden news!

We are now ready to start planting the garden and need some parent helpers the next three Wednesday mornings (March 15, 22, 29) to help dig holes for the plants.  We will meet right after drop off at the pollinator garden and work for an hour.  Stay as little or long as you can and don't forget your gardening gloves!  Any help will be greatly appreciated!

If you have questions, please contact Heidi Martin-

Planting Success on the OPE Nature Trail

Thank you!
Students and parents, 30 in all, planted 62 gallon-sized California native plants on the OPE Nature Trail on March 5th. Many seeds produced by plants planted in prior years have sprouted, including hundreds of gumplants growing under crowded conditions right along the trail. Our stalwart volunteers fastidiously relocated over 130 tiny, trail-side seedlings to points higher on the bank. In all, there are now some 200 or so more plants in the schoolyard habitat area thanks their valuable help! 

What's with the flags? 
Each year we use flags of a different color to mark the plants we've planted. We started with yellow in 2011-2012, and then orange, then red, then blue. Last year we started over again with yellow. Now we again have orange. Written on each flag is the kind of plant it is next to. The flags last for about two years, enough time for the plants to become established. In addition to those flags, we also have green flags. This year, thanks to the rain, we have several hundred of them. These mark the seedlings. These flags don't have the plant's name. Their job is to help keep the tiny little seedlings from being stepped on while they grow.