October Garden Work Day at Maplewood is All About the Mulch

Maplewood families and UT volunteers spent the morning of Saturday, October 8 tackling the second half of a mountain of mulch delivered in September by AISD. We moved several cubic yards to the root zone of the 200+ year old oak tree in the school courtyard, and used it to protect several other trees along the interior of the school. We also removed some overgrown agave to make room for more kid-friendly plants, detangled an invasive vine growing all over the courtyard’s rose bushes, trimmed branches hanging low over walkways, and gave two more picnic tables a fresh coat of paint. Thank you to all our great volunteers for another great garden work day!

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Co-Presidents to Lead Maplewood PTA in 2016-2017

Erin Dooner and Elizabeth McQueen will serve as Co-Presidents of the Maplewood PTA in 2016-2017. The PTA began encouraging board members to share positions last year, and several will do so this year, including parents sharing the roles of Secretary and Treasurers. Erin and Elizabeth made a plan for how to share and divide the responsibilities of PTA president based on their strengths with Maplewood parent Melissa Nicholson of Work Muse, a flexible work firm specializing in job sharing. Read more about it here, and email if you’d like to get involved!