DRAGONFLY SCHOOL IS CLOSED INDEFINITELY

DRAGONFLY SCHOOL IS CLOSED.

After ten years in operation and less than two months in our newly purchased building, Dragonfly School will be closing our doors indefinitely (and likely permanently) after discovering that our building has some serious issues that are clearly beyond our means to repair at this time. Today is our last day with students in attendance.

It is with great sadness that I share this news, and I want to express the deep love and gratitude I have for the children, families and broader community of Santa Fe for having been a part of what we do for these many years.

We have always strived to be a supportive, strong and loving presence in Santa Fe, working with our students and their families to grow and thrive in an atmosphere of respect, kindness and nurturing for all. May my staff and students go forward in the world carrying that vision with them, both peacefully and noisily, each in their own manner of expression.

It has been my great joy to guide this mission through the auspices of Dragonfly School from its inception. I hope to remain a part of this beautiful community with you all for many years to come as we continue on with our lives around Santa Fe.

With hope,
Stephanie Smith
Founder and Director, Dragonfly School

We have moved! 1320 Agua Fria St.

Dragonfly has opened in our new forever home at 1320 Agua Fria St. We are so excited to have taken this big step towards longevity and sustainability.

Please come visit us in our new space! Give us a call today at (505)995-9869. We still have some availability for fall enrollment.

Weekly Update 5-14-17

Dear Families,
We hope that all of our amazing mothers enjoyed a special day of dedication today. Every day is your day, by the way.
We can hardly believe we have reached the final full week of our school year! We are talking with children about transitions to summer, their next year school plans and our new school building. Please be sure you are talking to teachers about your child’s plans so we may help ease transitions for them.
We’ll be winding down and playing it up this week. Look out for special fun!
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
MAY14-19-WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK-Use people power to get to school this week if you can!
 
FRIDAY, MAY 19-BEACH AND MUD DAY-Get wet and get messy! Please send your child with swimsuit, towel, sunhat and slathered in sunscreen over their entire body! It will be a glorious mess!
 
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 11:00- ALL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. All children will participate, starting with the youngest group first. Expect competence, cuteness, stage fright or audacity depending on your child.
TUESDAY, MAY 23-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. Early release at 12:30. Yes, old timers, there will be popsicles and goodbye tears after the show.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MAY 25 & 26-8AM-8PM-MOVING HAPPENS! Here are our moving dates and times(and please RSVP specifically for days/times you are available if you’d like to help. Also if you have a truck, hand truck, power tools(and skills) or are a strong lifter/mover). Feel free to bring us your empty boxes for packing, too! We truly need and heartily appreciate your help! Sign up sheets will be in your classroom or sign up online in google docs for your convenience at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1su2cet5-IUPE4OsbOOv3KGdan954KqZUjJ1VyY1e1_I/edit?usp=sharing
Not available these days, but would like to help? Ask Stephanie for some specific tasks that can happen before school ends. Remember this is your final opportunity to fulfill those parent participation hours! (You may alternately buy out your hours for $40/hour).
THANK YOU!!
Stephanie Smith

Director, Dragonfly School
(505)995-9869

Weekly Update 4-30-17

Dear families,
Thank you for being such an amazing and integral part of what we do at Dragonfly every day. We simply couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for entrusting your children to our care for precious hours each day. We are so grateful for our vibrant community and the important work we all do in raising healthy, capable and kind children.
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
MONDAY, MAY 1, 9-12-SPROUTS FIELD TRIP TO HARRELL HOUSE BUG MUSEUM-Please drop your child off in class First, then securely buckle car seats into the van. Label visibly with name on tape provided.
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10-2-DRAGONFLY SCHOOL SPRING FAIR!-The annual with games, crafts and activities for kids plus music, food, plant and book sales, and the culmination of our spring auction. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A BOOTH ASSIGNMENT IN YOUR CLASSROOM NOW. THANK YOU!
 
THURSDAY, MAY 11-SAPLINGS FIELD TRIP TO SANTA FE STUDIOS to check out how movies are made here in Santa Fe.
 
MAY14-19-WALK AND BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK-Use people power to get to school this week if you can!
 
FRIDAY, MAY 19-BEACH AND MUD DAY-Get wet and get messy! Please send your child with swimsuit, towel, sunhat and slathered in sunscreen over their entire body!
 
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 11:00- ALL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. All children will participate, starting with the youngest group first.
TUESDAY, MAY 23-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. Early release at 12:30, MOVING STARTS AT 3:00 (but please rsvp for this time)
Here are our moving dates (and please RSVP specifically for days/times you are available if you’d like to help. Also if you have a truck, hand truck, power tools(and skills) or are a strong lifter/mover). Feel free to bring us your empty boxes for packing, too!
Sunday, May 7th- Our building is empty and ready and we will start moving non-essential items now. (We will have an area outside my office aset up with items ready to go at any time so that people can easily deliver small items to the new school on their regular route to and from school.)
May 7th-May 22nd– Slow moving of equipment, cleaning both buildings, painting both buildings, fence removal and fence building. Mounting shelving, etc on walls. We are scheduling tasks throughout this time. Let us know how you are available!
Saturday, Sunday, May 13-14-Painting in the new building. Thanks to Ryan Ramos’ grandma, Lise Hamel, for volunteering this task! She could use a helper or two!
Tuesday, May 23rd (starting after last day of school lets out)- Friday, May 26thMoving large furniture and any equipment remaining. Please schedule time and help us count any trucks or trailers available. Cleaning, patching and painting walls at Alto St.
 
Saturday, May 27th- Sunday, May 28th-CAC takes over Alto St for summer camp. Moving any last items (if any)
Some specific tasks will include:
Deep cleaning
Prepping and Painting inside (walls) and out (trims)
Taking down and putting up coyote fences and gates outside
Tree removal
Securing furniture to walls for safety
Moving items (little by little then big furniture at the end)
THANK YOU TO OUR STRONG, SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY!!! WE CAN’T DO IT ALL WITHOUT YOU!

Weekly Update 4-15-17

Dear Families,
Please welcome back our wonderful volunteer on her yearly pilgrimage to serve small children far from her home in Wales, UK-Heather Morris. You will be seeing her in our classrooms through the end of the school year and possibly into summer camp. She has years of experience and offers her time out of pure love for the kids.
Still trying to fulfill your parent participation hours? Please remember 10 hours of participation is a part of your agreement with Dragonfly. Hours not met may be bought out at the rate of $40 per hour.
A few simple jobs available now or soon!
Please let Stephanie know of a good job for you
  • Banner hanging for spring fair
  • Mounting signs with tape on easels
  • Equipment painting/ varnishing
  • Flier posting on billboards around town
  • Man a table at drop-off or pick up for spring fair ticket sales/sign up
  • Spring Fair booths-sign up for as many shifts as you like in your classroom. Fair is May 6! (All families need Spring Fair participation)
  • Tree removal-Need at least one helper with a Chainsaw and one with Truck or Trailer for hauling! Tentative day Saturday, April 29
  • Moving! We’ll need plenty of help with hands, trucks and trailers starting the week of May 7. Our major moving starts the afternoon of May 23 and goes through that weekend. Put us on your calendar and commit your help times to Stephanie.
WooHoo! THANK YOU!!
Please remember that if you play on our playground after school Children’s Adventure Company returns around 3:30 and that is their designated playground time. Also, please kindly clean up any toys you bring out for play. Alto St. Park is a great place for an after-school playdate!
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
THURSDAY, APRIL 20- SAPLING WALKING FIELD TRIP TO ALTO ST PARK
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 6-8PM-SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 24, 8;30-9:30AM-SPRING FAIR PLANNING MEETING IN THE ART ROOM-Help us get organized!
FRIDAY, APRIL 28-SAPLING FIELD TRIP TO SEE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AT THE LENSIC
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10-2-DRAGONFLY SCHOOL SPRING FAIR!-The annual with games, crafts and activities for kids plus music, food, plant and book sales, and the culmination of our spring auction. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A BOOTH ASSIGNMENT IN YOUR CLASSROOM NOW. We are also looking for business sponsors for this event if your business would like to donate or participate!
 
TUESDAY, MAY 23, 11:00- All school performance for families. All children will participate.
TUESDAY, MAY 23-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. Early release at 12:30
Stephanie Smith

Director, Dragonfly School
(505)995-9869

Dear Families,
Come see us tomorrow at our new building 1320 Agua Fria St. between 10:30-12!
Want to understand the spirit of our Spring Fair? Watch the video from a previous year. You’ll still recognize some faces…
https://vimeopro.com/user344505/dragonfly-spring-fair-2014  Then get ready to sign up in your classroom this week to man a booth on Saturday, May 6th. Very excited to continue this Dragonfly tradition one last year in our current facility.
Anyone who’d like to take a plot at the Casa Solana community garden can email Susan Martin at susanmartin262@gmail.com or they can call me 505-363-3123. Currently 2 plots available.
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 10:30-12-VISIT OUR NEW SCHOOL FACILITY
THURSDAY, APRIL 13-SAPLING FIELD TRIP TO THE CANDYMAN MUSIC STORE
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 14-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. TEACHERS IN SERVICE
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 6-8PM-SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 28-SAPLING FIELD TRIP TO THE LENSIC THEATER MUSIC PERFORMANCE
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10-2-DRAGONFLY SCHOOL SPRING FAIR!-The annual with games, crafts and activities for kids plus music, food, plant and book sales, and the culmination of our spring auction, We’ll need family members to work at booths for the kids. We are also looking for business sponsors for this event if your business would like to donate or participate!
 
TUESDAY, MAY 23-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. All school performance for families at (tentatively)11:00 and early release at 12:30

Weekly Update 4-2-17

Dear Families,

It was so great to see everyone who braved the snow to attend the Dragonfly Hang on Saturday, a very relaxed event with fabulous music from DJ Max Neutra and delicious treats from the Cheesemongers of Santa Fe and Chocolate Maven. Thanks to HQ Santa Fe for hosting us! And thanks to Every Family who solicited or donated items for the start of our Spring Auction. So many Amazing Items: Start bidding now (or grab something great at the Buy-It-Now price!) at https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/dragonfly-school-auction-1685. The auction will run until it ends at the Spring Fair.

We are actively working to make our ninth annual Dragonfly School Spring Fair the best yet! Participation will ensure our success and fulfill some of your ten required school participation hours. We ask that every family be present to participate some part of the day of the event, SATURDAY, MAY 6TH, 9AM-3PM

HOW CAN YOU HELP?!?

Our next Spring Fair Planning Meeting will be held

Thursday, April 6, 2-3PM in the big room. Please come find out what’s happening!

We still need…

  • Committee Chairpersons to help us stay organized! Committees for the fair are listed on the separate sheet attached

  • Sponsorship in the amount of $100 or more to help defray costs of the fair by any business will include your business logo in our marketing materials for the fair. Contact Stephanie if you would like to be a sponsor of the fair (or know someone who would).

  • Used books for kids and adults for book sale (Start gathering now!)

  • Used small toys and kid items for game prizes (Start gathering now!)

  • Plant starts or houseplants for plant sale(Start gathering now!)

  • Easy Up  Tents for the day of the fair (Let us know now if you have one we can Borrow)

  • Baked Goods for the day of the fair (don’t let us know now; wait for the sign up sheets, please)

  • Your valuable TIME! Take a shift in a booth (2 hours) , help with set up or break down, or offer a great idea or skill that you have .If you’d like to offer some time, contact Stephanie@dragonflyschool.com who will send you in the right direction for your interest.

 
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 -LAST DAY FOR DIAPER DRIVE for Adelante Services for Homeless Children and Youth
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 14-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. TEACHERS IN SERVICE
 
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 6-8PM-SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10-2-DRAGONFLY SCHOOL SPRING FAIR!-The annual with games, crafts and activities for kids plus music, food, plant and book sales, and the culmination of our spring auction, We’ll need family members to work at booths for the kids. We are also looking for business sponsors for this event if your business would like to donate or participate!
 
Thank you!

Weekly Update 3-12-17

Dear Families,
Spring is upon us, and the schedule is getting busier!
Please Help Us this week by asking in the business community for items for our spring auction. We will hold our auction online this year with the early bird preview at our Dragonfly Hang event on Saturday, April 1.  Activities, services, art, jewelry, housewares, kid items, etc. etc. etc. Every new item of $40 value and up is very welcome and will help us support our tuition assistance program and our big move this year.
THANK YOU!
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
SUNDAY, MARCH 12-DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS-SPRING FORWARD!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15​-AUCTION DONATIONS LISTINGS DUE-We need your help now to make our spring auction a success. Please get any commitments for auction items asap so that we can give our donors maximum advertising exposure and let attendees know what items are available at the auction. Donor forms are on the office door. Contact our auction chairperson: meganmarieperkins@gmail.com with your donations. If you have larger items, you may hold on to them, but please let us know what they are so we can list them.
THANK YOU!! 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 17-RIVER RESCUE! We will need a few great adult helpers as we set out to clean up our Santa Fe River! Let us know if you’d like to be one!
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 20-24-NO SCHOOL! SPRING BREAK
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 28-PEDIATRIC MASSAGE WITH SWAC
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 6-9 PM-DRAGONFLY HANG!-The world is complicated, so we’ve simplified this event: Come join our community-building mixer to benefit our new building and tuition assistance program. We’ll have cheese and charcuterie from Cheesemongers of Santa Fe to nosh on, drink specials from HQ Santa Fe, DJ Max Neutra + dancing, and a free photobooth from Robin Parrott of 2 Birds Studio! All are invited: current and former Dragonfly parents, neighbors, and friends! Pay what you wish at the door, and get an exclusive chance to bid early on spring auction items! Like and join our event on Facebook: Dragonfly Hang
 

Stephanie Smith

Director, Dragonfly School
(505)995-9869

Weekly Update 3-5-17

Dear Families,
We are excited about the number of families continuing on at Dragonfly for the coming year. Remember we are always here to answer questions and have conversations as children move forward in their school experience.
Please help us make our spring auction a success this year by bringing in donations from our local community. Items and services of $40 value and up will help us raise money for tuition assistance and our upcoming move to our new building. Please bring in your donations next week to ensure that we can advertise adequately for donors and auction goers. Request and thank you letters for businesses are in your classrooms. THANK YOU!
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 9-noon-SAPLINGS FIELD TRIP TO THE SF SKI BASIN to play in the snow!
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 9:15-10:45-PEDIATRIC MASSAGE WITH SWAC STUDENTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 9:30-noon- ALL SCHOOL (every class) FIELD TRIP TO THE SANTA FE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM-We are excited to visit as a group and enjoy our local museum. Please buckle car seats securely into the vans which will be parked and labelled by class in the lower parking lot. We could use a few parent volunteers. Please let us know if you can help or will choose to drive your own child.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15​-AUCTION DONATIONS LISTINGS DUE-We need your help now to make our spring auction a success. Please get any commitments for auction items asap so that we can give our donors maximum advertising exposure and let attendees know what items are available at the auction. Donor forms are on the office door. Contact our auction chairperson: meganmarieperkins@gmail.com with your donations.
THANK YOU!! 
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 17-RIVER RESCUE! We will need a few great helpers as we set out to clean up our Santa Fe River! Let us know if you’d like to be one!
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 20-24-NO SCHOOL! SPRING BREAK
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 6-9 PM-DRAGONFLY HANG!-The world is complicated, so we’ve simplified this event: Come join our community-building mixer to benefit our new building and tuition assistance program. We’ll have cheese and charcuterie from Cheesemongers of Santa Fe to nosh on,yummy dessert from Chocolate Maven Bakery & Cafe, drink specials from HQ Santa Fe, DJ Max Neutra + dancing, and a free photobooth from Robin Parrott of 2 Birds Studio! All are invited: current and former Dragonfly parents, neighbors, and friends! Pay what you wish at the door, and get an exclusive chance to bid early on spring auction items! Like and join our event on Facebook: Dragonfly Hang
 
SATURDAY, MAY 6, 10-2-DRAGONFLY SCHOOL SPRING FAIR! We will hold our annual spring fair with games, activities and crafts for the kids, music, food, plant and book sales, and the grand finale of our spring auction. We’ll need parents to work at our booths for the kids.
 

Stephanie Smith

Director, Dragonfly School
(505)995-9869

Weekly Update 2-26-17

Dear Families,
Please remember to return your re-enrollment forms by Wednesday whether or not you intend to be at Dragonfly next year!
LOVE US TO PIECES? Review Dragonfly School on Google:   Review Dragonfly School  Thank you! We love you, too!
DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27-SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Sign up now to secure one of our limited spaces! Contracts available outside the office
 

WEDNESDAY,MARCH 1-RE-ENROLLMENT COMMITMENTS DUE

​-Whether or not you intend to re-enroll, you need to let us know by March 1 in order to use your deposit to pay May tuition or reserve a space for next year. Packets available outside the office!​
 
​WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15​

-AUCTION DONATIONS LISTINGS DUE-We need your help now to make our gala auction a success. Please get any commitments for auction items asap so that we can give our donors maximum advertising exposure and let attendees know what items are available at the auction. Donor forms are on the office door. THANK YOU!! 

 
FRIDAY, MARCH 17-RIVER RESCUE! We will need a few great helpers as we set out to clean up our Santa Fe River! Let us know if you’d like to be one!
 
MONDAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 20-24-NO SCHOOL! SPRING BREAK
 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 6-9 PM-LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION!-Dragonfly’s premiere gala event 

​will take place ​

at HQ San

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 Fe with a glamorous movie vibe featuring silent auction, photo booth from 2 Birds Photography, DJ Max Neutra, adult beverages, and heavy 

​snacks​

 and dessert from Two Sprout Farm and the Cheesemongers! Get your tickets in advance at https://dragonflygala.eventbrite.com.

 

Stephanie Smith

Director, Dragonfly School
(505)995-9869