We are so excited to be hosting the traditional Earth Day parade and celebration for the first time since 2019. For many of our families, this is a new experience. Below is rundown of what the day looks like and how families can expect to participate.
At Escuela del Sol Montessori, Earth Day is a family and community event. Families should anticipate being on campus starting at 9 a.m.
Drop Off: There is no traditional drop-off on Earth Day. Starting at 8:30 a.m., families may park in the South Lot, along the NORTH side of Granite (you will get a ticket if you park on the south side). Everyone will gather in the Plaza in preparation for the parade at 9 a.m.
Parade: The parade starts at 9 a.m., and will last around 30 minutes. Families are encouraged to wear Escuela Earth Day shirts (or make your own!), sunscreen, sunhats, and good walking shoes, and everyone is asked to bring their own refillable water bottle. The route will meander through our neighborhood with the assistance of APD. For the safety of everyone involved, we are asking that students not bring bikes, scooters, or skateboards for the parade. Wagons are welcome. Students are expected to stay with their families until the conclusion of the parade when they will go to their classrooms for snack.
Performances: Students will present Earth Day-themed performances for the community in the Plaza starting at 10:15 a.m.
Pick-Up: Around 11 a.m., following the performances, students will report back to their classrooms to be picked up and signed out. Families may then make their way to the Elementary Field for a picnic (bring your own or purchase food from local food trucks), bubbles, face painting, and other Earth Day activities.
Campus closes at 1 p.m. There is no childcare or Extended Day.