Outdoor Classroom

Did you know that the W.E.S. Outdoor Classroom (ODC) is used to educate our students…care for our environment…help those in need…and create an impact every day?
New Additions to the Outdoor Classroom:
Water Mill
David Moll from Above The Grain Designs created this fully functioning water mill which has been added to our outdoor classroom.  The water mill will be utilized as a hands on teaching tool as part of our STEM program.
Tower Garden
The Whole Kids Foundation provided the Outdoor Classroom with a grant of $2,000.  The money was used to purchase a Tower Garden, an indoor vegetable garden, to enable the students to grow vegetables year round.  The garden will serve as an educational tool and provide year round produce for the students to enjoy. We are so grateful to the Whole Kids Foundation for their support in helping our students grow. 

Rainbow Garden
This spring a rainbow garden was added to the outdoor classroom space.  Each bed contains plants of a particular color.  There are purple, red, yellow and white flower beds.  Thank you to all of the students that volunteered their time to plant the flowers and to students and staff of room 101 who mulched all of the flower beds. 

Spring Flower Sale
A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Spring Flower Sale.  The money raised will support our upcoming planting projects with the students of Wescosville.  We are looking forward to warmer weather to begin planting. 

Holiday Wreath Sale
The ODC would like to thank everyone who supported our program through purchasing holiday wreaths.  We look forward to implementing new projects for the students of Wescosville with the funds raised. We would also like to thank Lyon Creek Farm for all the time and effort they put into creating the beautiful wreaths and for supporting our program.

Join the Outdoor Classroom Committee!
  The Outdoor Classroom Committee is made up of faculty, staff and parent volunteers.  We plan fundraising activities and develop outdoor classroom programming opportunities.  Are you looking for a unique way to share your talents with W.E.S? This could be it!  We meet once a month during the school day.  If you are interested in contributing to this committee please contact Pam Reichert: preichert@eastpennsd.org. 


Schantz's Greenhouse Benefit Ticket Fundraiser
Wescosville Elementary has teamed up with Schantz's Greenhouse to raise money for the ODC.  The Wescosville ODC receives a $2.00 donation from Schantz's Greenhouse with each purchase that is accompanied by a benefit ticket. 
*benefit tickets are available at the bottom of this page
*tickets are also available electronically by downloading their App (Search Dan Schantz Fundraising) on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Vegetable Garden
Wescosville students planted a variety of vegetable seeds in the spring. We currently have tomatoes, corn, carrots, beets, green beans, peas, lettuce, squash, peppers, and herbs growing in the garden. We plan to serve the vegetables we harvest from the garden in the cafeteria in the fall.  

Thanks to our EPSD Students
Many thanks to Michael Viola, an Emmaus High School senior and Eagle Scout.  In 2016, he beautified the landscaping at the Wescosville Elementary main entrance by planting a variety of plants that will keep the gardens beautiful all year long. He also edged and mulched the garden beds and added feeders and houses to attract birds to the newly improved environment. 
Thanks to alumni Maeve Yanes for obtaining a grant which allowed her and classmates of Mr. Mauro's 2015 Class to build bird houses and bird feeders. The bird houses and feeders have been added to the outdoor classroom space in both the garden and throughout the walking trail. 

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