Blog : Acorn School to Host Annual Fundraiser to Support Nature Based Learning

By Katelyn | Nov 3, 2015 | in

On the evening of November 7, Acorn School, a non-profit preschool and kindergarten, will host its annual fall fundraiser. This year, the fundraiser will be held at Abenaqui Country Club and will serve as one of the main contributions to the Acorn School Endowment Fund.

This fundraiser, as well as others throughout the year, will support capital improvements, overhead costs, and the Becky Shepard scholarship fund. All are encouraged to attend and guests will enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, raffle prizes, and live and silent auctions, with all proceeds going to the school.

The pre-K and kindergarteners at Acorn School in Stratham learn to connect with the environment at an early age. Teachers and administrators take advantage of the school’s natural surroundings to create a curriculum and philosophy that instills a sense of environmental appreciation in their students.

Students at this unique school are exposed to environment through nature-based learning, much of which is done through outdoor education focused on composting, gardening, or learning about native species. Aside from the environment, the curriculum also offers classes in theater, music, the arts, and world cultures.

Last spring, Acorn School partnered with Mr. Fox, a local composting company, thanks to a scholarship from an anonymous donor. While the school has always used a small compost system on site, this has allowed them to compost on a larger scale. Families collect compost at home and bring it to the school, and students continue the cycle by composting while at school during the day.

To continue to offer a diverse education to local students, Acorn School relies on fundraising and donations to bridge the gap between student tuition and everyday operating expenses.

Click here for more information about the Acorn School.