Kindergarteners Plant for Spring

Post date: Dec 10, 2014 7:15:15 PM

Even though springtime 2015 is four months away, kindergarten students at Wells Elementary School recently took an early step towards providing for a fresh spring look to their school by planting close to 100 tulip bulbs in a green buffer area near the school’s playground.

This is the twelfth year that kindergarteners have planted tulips in the fall at various locations around the school including the school’s courtyard and on the lawn adjacent to Route 109.

The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) for WES purchased the bulbs and school volunteers pre-dug the holes.

On the afternoon of November 12th, over 95 students left recess or class to participate. They received some brief direction on planting from Community Resource Coordinator Maryanne Foley and then were each handed a bulb by a school volunteer before picking a spot and burying their bulb. A patting down of the dirt with a hand or foot finished the process.

“The kindergarteners love to plant their bulb in the fall and look for it to bloom in the spring,” said Foley. “They all remember where they planted ‘their’ bulb.”

School volunteers for this annual event included Jen Moore, Wendy Morgan, Mallory Sutter, Erin Sullivan and Nance Hooper. This planting event is organized each year by Community Resource Coordinator Foley.

Caption: School volunteer Jen Moore handing out tulip bulbs to kindergarten students.

Caption: At right is school volunteer Erin Sullivan assisting kindergarten students bury their tulip bulbs.