These simple changes have had amazing results! The amount of trash we generate is a tiny fraction of that of our former selves. We only have one small waste-can in the classroom, and we often only have to empty it ONCE A WEEK! (Once we use up all of our larger plastic trash bags we'll move to using something bio-degradeable).
These changes have also had a ripple effect. Families are switching to cloth napkins at home. Children are responsible for their water bottles and take them everywhere. We no longer use single-use plastic water bottles at events, instead opting for reusable service items.
Next stop: COMPOSTING!
As we start our 49th year of being part of the Reston community (and beyond), we're making a few changes to our programs to better meet the needs of the families we serve.
More School Time - Parents love our program so much that they have long been asking that their children be able to spend more time with us. This year we're extending the hours of the afternoon class to make their dreams come true. The afternoon Rabbits class will now run from 12:15 - 3:15 Tuesday thru Friday.
Exciting things are happening at HWPS. We hope you'll be a part of it all!