Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Children run the school at Sego Lily School

On Wednesday we took Shad Engkilterra, a reporter for The Examiner, on a tour of our school. We had a great time... it's fun to share stories about our school with new people! The article came out today. Click on the name of the story below to check it out.

Enjoy! It's a quick read and it does a good job of explaining some of the basics of our school.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Creating a 'Cool Spot'

Huge Thanks to the Peaceful Uprising Volunteers!

Today, Peaceful Uprising came to the Sego Lily site and helped us put in our garden. I'd nearly given up on the possibility of having a garden this year and then I got a call from Ashley Anderson asking if we needed any volunteers!?! They chose us as part of a community audit where they identified "hot" and "cool" spots on which to focus their efforts. Sego Lily School was identified as a cool spot... a place where organizations are already at work creating the world we want to see. (Read more about their three days of solidarity actions here).

I was thrilled at the thought of 4 or 5 volunteers working on our garden. I spent the morning gathering up shovels, rakes, a wheelbarrow, etc. Then shortly before 2pm, Ashley called and said that the entire crew was on their way over to work on our garden!

About 20 people showed up, including Tim DeChristopher, and made light work of a project that had seemed too daunting to even begin. Within TWO HOURS the crew had turned the sandy, gravely weed patch into a real garden... complete with compost bin! Not only did they help us build our garden... they did it with joy and resolve... letting 5 year old Batman work alongside the crew and being careful with their shovels wherever he went. What happened next may have been the most amazing part of all. As the volunteers packed up to leave they THANKED ME for letting them come work on our project!!!

I am so inspired by this wonderful community of people dedicated to and actively creating a world of cooperation, support and sustainability... and I'm honored to be part of it!

Much gratitude to all the folks at Peaceful Uprising for your hard work and the commitment behind it. Today you transformed this little space on our planet... tomorrow... well, the possibilities are endless.

-- Gorilla Girl

Beginning work on the weed patch.

Batman takes this break opportunity with Henia to propose marriage.

Batman working in the midst of the Peaceful Uprising crew as the garden takes shape.

Steve and the others carrying logs from across the site to contain the soil.

Tim leveling the soil and removing the many many rocks as Roi delivers more logs.

More volunteers showed up and wanted to get in on the fun... they built us a compost bin.

While the rest of us relaxed in the shade, Tim set about attacking the thistles.

Shadows growing long on our new Sego Lily garden plot.

We'll get the compost and drip irrigation system in... and we'll be on our way!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Finally Starting to Look Like Summer!

Cocoa the Destroyer, R. , Batman and Strawberry enjoying the outdoors now that the rain has stopped!

Wee little monkeys :)

Yeah for summer!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Sego Lily School will be holding a bookfair at the Barnes & Noble in Sugarhouse on June 18th. Activities are open to the public and include story time 2 pm-3pm, kids crafts 3 pm-4pm and a concert featuring the lovely and talented Mara Read among others at 3pm (note the time change)

All purchases made that day in the store will help to raise money for Sego Lily School. Purchases can also be made online from June 18th through June 22nd to support our school. Use the vouchers below in the store or enter the voucher code online to direct a percentage of your purchases to our cause.

We hope to see you there! Please help us spread the word... clicking on the flyer below will pop up a window with a full sized copy for printing.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The People's Market Yard Sale

Come and support Sego Lily School at The People's Market yard sale on Sunday, June 12th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. We are also looking for donations for the sale. Contact the school at 801-274-9555 if you can help out.


Sego Lily Staff

Japanese Luncheon

Our Japanese students and their familes enjoyed lunch out at Kyoto in Sugarhouse last week with their teacher. The students ordered for themselevs and their families in Japanese. A great time was had by all!


Happy # 10 Santa :)

Happy Birthday Santa! Hope your day is wonderful :)

Thanks for the brownies!

Calling All Volunteers!

At the most recent School Assembly Meeting the Assembly voted for a new volunteer policy. Sego Lily School is implementing 25 hours of volunteer time per family per fiscal year. This policy will take effect in September, but families may begin banking hours for the coming school year now. Families may also donate $15 in lieu of each volunteer hour.

The reason for this policy is that we need more support in order to make our school extra extraordinary!

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
  • Marketing at Summer Events
  • Teaching Classes
  • Cleaning and Organizing
  • Gardening
  • Yard and Building Maintenance
  • Blog and Facebook Updating
  • Fundraising
  • Field Trips
  • Special Events
  • More... How Do You Want To Help?

A committee is being formed to clarify details of the new volunteer policy. If you would like to serve on this committee please let any of the staff members know.