Wendi Rowland

Sarah Duvall

Sassafras Room is a Children’s House classroom on the Toledo Campus. Sarah Duvall and Wendi Rowland are the classroom’s co-teachers.


2015-16 Toledo Children’s House
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A family member wanted to know the lyrics to our school song. Lynn Fisher wrote the lyrics to the melody of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” (the first song I ever learned to play on guitar). Here you go:

This School is Your School

This school is your school, this school is my school
From the natural playground, to our computers,
From the pink tower to grammar boxes
This school was made for you and me.

As I was thinking about our history
I saw behind me a small beginning.
I saw before me a bright new future;
This school was made for you and me.


And I’ve been making some very good friends
From tiny toddlers to Middle Schoolers.
This school is people. This school is caring.
This school was made for you and me.


And our horizons, keep on expanding
With special classes and master planning
From parents’ hard work, to annual Spring Sing
This school was made for you and me.


Throughout the good times
And the times of sorrow
We build together a new tomorrow
This school is your school
This school is my school
This school is our community


Last week we traveled to a new continent-Africa!  Our focus was primarily on three different regions that cover vast areas of Africa; rainforest, desert and savannah.  We looked at  pictures and talked about what it’s like in each of these places.   Some of the children worked together to create a large map of Africa to show where you can find each of these places throughout the continent. They glued on sand for the desert, pieces of straw for the savannah and leaves for the rainforest.
IMG_0725[1]The children also enjoyed hearing stories, both fiction and non-fiction, about animals that call Africa home.  We will continue to learn more about Africa in the weeks to come!

Painting her own Elmer, the patchwork elephant.

Painting her own Elmer, the patchwork elephant.

The children had so much fun celebrating Earth day.  They created tasty tree treats with pretzel trunks and branches and either grapes or broccoli for leaves.   They planted different types of herb seeds. Hopefully these have found a warm, sunny place in your home where you can watch them sprout!  The children also painted their own Earth with marbles and made binoculars by reusing toilet paper tubes. As the morning went on, several of the children went outside to do some bird watching.  They were so excited to spot blue jays, robins and cardinals!


Planting herb seeds.


Constructing binoculars.


Marble painting her own Earth.


Trying out his newly made binoculars.


Look at their excitement!

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We cordially invite you to attend Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day!

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the children in their classrooms. The students are always so happy and proud to share their space with loved ones. We hope that you can join us!

Q: What day should my child’s grandparent/special friend come visit?

A: We are lucky to have so many grandparents/special friends in our community! To accommodate all our visitors, we host 2 days for visits. Look for your child’s program in the list below to determine what day their guests should arrive.

Friday, May 6 -Toledo Campus
– Little House students enrolled in W-F classes
– Little House students enrolled in M-F classes
– All Children’s House students
– All students in levels 1-8 Friday,

Friday, May 6 – Perrysburg Campus
– Little House students enrolled in W-F classes

Monday, May 9 – Toledo Campus
– Little House students enrolled in M-T classes

Monday, May 9 – Perrysburg Campus
– Little House students M/T classes
– Little House students M-F classes
– All Children’s House students

Please feel free to call the offices with questions:
Toledo – 419-866-1931
Perrysburg – 419-874-9385

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Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see what we’re doing and learning!

World Language Week 2016 day-by-day schedule