• Godwit Days Nature Writing and Art Contests

    Thank you for participating in this years annual Godwit Days Contest. We think you all did and AMAZING job and want to say Congratulations to Lachlan in Group 4 for his powerful words about Nature, Bizou and Rathlin in Group 4 and 3 for winning 2nd Place and Madison in Group 4 for winning honorable mention. All of the entries were wonderful and we are so grateful for this opportunity.

    Thank you also to the Redwood Region Audubon Society and Friends of the Arcata Marsh for offering this wonderful opportunity to share our love of art and nature.

  • Mistwood COVID-19 Update -CLOSED

    March 14, 2020 (updated 3/16/20 – School is now CLOSED through April 14th.)

    Dear Mistwood Families,

    This is a time for us all to come together to support each other.  As such, we have been monitoring and researching the COVID-19 situation breaching into many communities.  School closures, at this moment are occurring in at least 12 states, particularly where COVID-19 cases are spreading.  What we know is that children, although they do not seem to be getting ill from this virus, are capable of spreading the virus.  This will affect not only our older population, our parents and grandparents, great aunts and uncles, but also our immunocompromised children, our asthmatics and others with health issues.  The complication of the virus being wide spread is the amount of medical hospitalization required to treat severe cases; we do not have enough of this critical care.

    Although we are a small population at Mistwood, and there are no known current COVID-19 cases in Humboldt County, we, as a learning center, need to be prepared for school closure and taking extra precautionary health measures.

    Currently, these are the following measures we are taking to mitigate this situation:

    1.      For the last two weeks, we have been cleaning with Lysol and bleach.  Thanks to Tara, who came in and deep cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms with bleach.  Every Sunday, we have been spraying Lysol on all high contact surfaces and disinfecting the bathrooms and kitchen.

    2.     If your student is ill, or you are a teacher at our school and feel ill or in a high-risk situation, please stay home.  We have been encouraging this and sending home kids that are not feeling well. 

    3.     Hand washing has been being monitored and focused on several times a day.  For a video on hand-washing procedures, see: https://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo .

    4.     Mistwood will be open for the next two weeks and moving our Spring Break to a week earlier, March 30 to April 13, 2020, beginning school again Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

    5.     Due to extra cleaning and preparations for homeschooling, we are asking that all students are picked up by 4:30 pm, starting immediately.

    6.     Although we will be open for the next two weeks, (dependent on Governor’s mandated emergency orders or learning of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Humboldt County) we are happy to prepare packets for homeschooling for those families who would like to home-school for the next two weeks.  (Humboldt County updates:  https://humboldtcovid19.org)

    7.     After Spring Break, if we cannot reopen, Alice and Rebecca are setting up Google Classroom, Skype Classes, and packets in preparing for continued school closure.  We are always available by email and text to answer any questions or help with an assignment.

    8.     If we have to go on an extended homeschooling, tuition payments will revert to our homeschooling rate of $100 per month per student.  However, if you are able to continue to pay the full tuition, we would appreciate the help in keeping the school running smoothly and bills paid.

    What can you do:

    A.     Send an email to our new account to prepare for Google Classroom (mistwoodvillage@mistwoodvillage.org) and a Skype account to prepare for Skype classes that your student might want to attend.

    B.    Make sure we have your current E-mail.  If you did not receive this letter in email, let us know so we can fix your email.

    C.    STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.

    D.    If we do have school closure and you need support in any way please let us know.  We are a village.  We have posted a great article on our Facebook page about homeschooling and how to approach the idea with lots of fun ideas.

    E.     If you have time to do some cleaning, stop by and help out.

    F.     Have children wash their hands when arriving to school and when leaving school.

    G.   Keep in contact with us if you are planning to home-school.  We have lots of games and ideas for the younger kids, workbooks, for those who would like them.  With Group 3 and 4, we will prepare packets of work needing to be done to keep up on skills.

    We are so grateful for our Mistwood Community.  Each and every individual child is unique and amazing in their educational journey.  If homeschooling is required, have fun.  Enjoy this time with your unique and amazing student and know that help is only a phone call or Skype call away.

  • Holiday Makers Fair is December 14th and 15th, see News for details

  • Group 4 fundraiser for Sacramento trip

    Group 4 fundraiser for Sacramento trip

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR 2019-2020

    • August 17 and 27              Annual Cleanup Days (Saturday and Tuesday) 10 AM to 4 PM at Mistwood
    Sept. 4                        
    First day of School (Wednesday)—annual materials fee due.  Please bring immunization records.
    Sept. 11-12                          
    School Camp out at Pamplin Grove (Noon, Wednesday-Thursday, 11 AM) off Hwy 36 past Carlotta (Fee $15, Dinner and Breakfast Included)
    Sept.  19                               
    First day of swimming (Thursday) at Arcata Community Pool for Groups 1, 2 and 3.
    Weekly swim fee is $8.00 per child in order to reserve and rent the pool each week.
    Oct.  15                                 
    Picture Day (Weather Permitting)
    Oct.  17   
    Author’s Festival (Thursday) at Mistwood 11:30-3:00 pm Lunch provided at school.                              
    Oct.   31                                
    Halloween Fashion Show (Thursday -- 10 am); Fall Skits (1:30 pm Mistwood Stage); Spooky Snack Potluck (3:00 pm) (at Mistwood) NO SWIMMING
    Nov.  11                                
    Veteran’s Day (Monday -- No School)
    Nov.   25-29                       
    Grateful Holiday (1 week -- No School)
    Dec.  19                              
    Elves’ Day (Thursday 1:00 pm at school)
    Dec.   23 - Jan 3                  
    Winter Holiday (2 weeks – No School, School starts Monday, January 6, 2020)
    Jan.   20                           
    Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday—No School)
    Feb.   10-13                        
    Secret Valentine’s (at school, information TBA)
    Feb.  17-21                          
    Presidents’ Week (1 week—No School)
    Mar 30 – Apr 13    
    Spring Holiday (2 weeks—No School, School starting April 14, 2020)
    May 1                                  
    $300.00 Deposit due—first half of nonrefundable deposit of $600 per student applied toward 2020-2021 first & tenth tuition payments
    May 7                                    
    May Day Celebration (information TBA)
    May   14                               
    Spring Plays and Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)
    May 25                               
    Holiday – Memorial Day (Monday—No School)
    May 28                                
    Last Swimming Day
    June 1                              
    $300.00 Deposit due—second half of nonrefundable deposit of $600 (see above for 1st half)
    June 2                                   
    Last day of classes (Wednesday).  All School French and Spanish Songs and Skits/Mistwood Song/ Lego/Claymation Videos and Graduation Evening with Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)
    June 3-5                               
    Group 4 Sacramento Trip (Information TBA)
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018-2019

    2018-2019

    MISTWOOD EDUCATIONAL CENTER SCHOOL CALENDAR

    Sept. 5 First day of School (Wednesday)—annual materials fee due. Please bring immunization records.

    Sept. 12-13 School Camp out at Pamplin Grove (Noon, Wednesday-Thursday, 11 AM) off Hwy 36 past

    Carlotta (Fee $15, Dinner and Breakfast Included, More Information TBA)

    Sept. 20 First day of swimming (Thursday) at Arcata Community Pool for Groups 1, 2 and 3 .

    Weekly swim fee is $7.00 per child in order to reserve and rent the pool each week.

    Oct. 8 Indigenous People’s Day Celebration (Monday –at school/field trip)

    Oct. 31 Halloween Fashion Show (10 AM); Spooky Snack Potluck (3:00 pm)(at Mistwood)

    Nov. 15 Fall Skits (2 PM Mistwood Stage) — NO SWIMMING

    Nov. 19-23 Grateful Holiday (1 week — No School)

    Dec. 20 Elves’ Day (Thursday 1:00 pm at school)

    Dec. 24 – Jan 4 Winter Holiday (2 weeks – No School, School starts Monday, January 7, 2019)

    Jan 21 Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday—No School)

    Feb. 11-14 Secret Valentine’s (at school, information TBA)

    Feb. 18-22 Presidents’ Week (1 week—No School)

    Apr. 15-26 Spring Holiday(2 weeks—No School)

    Apr. 30 Picture Day (Weather permitting)

    May 1 $250.00 payment due—first half of nonrefundable deposit of $500 per student

    applied toward 2018-2019 first & tenth tuition payments

    May 9 Spring Plays and Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)

    May 16 Gold Rush Days (Nordquist House fieldtrip, information TBA)

    May 27 Holiday – Memorial Day (Monday—No School)

    May 30 Last Swimming Day

    June 1 $250.00 payment due—second half of nonrefundable deposit of $500 (see above for 1st half)

    June 4 Last day of classes (Tuesday). All School French and Spanish Songs and Skits/Mistwood Song/

    Lego/Claymation Videos and Graduation Evening with Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)

    June 5-8 Group 4 Ashland Trip (Information TBA)

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR 2017-2018

    2017-2018

    MISTWOOD EDUCATIONAL CENTER SCHOOL CALENDAR

    August 26 Annual Cleanup Day (Saturday) 10 AM to 4 PM at Mistwood

    Sept. 6 First day of School (Wednesday)—annual materials fee due. Please bring immunization records.

    Sept. 13-14 School Camp out at Pamplin Grove (Noon, Wednesday-Thursday, 11 AM) off Hwy 36 past

    Carlotta (Adults $20, Children $15, Dinner and Breakfast Included)

    Sept. 21 First day of swimming (Thursday) at Arcata Community Pool for Groups 1, 2 and 3 .

    Weekly swim fee is $7.00 per child in order to reserve and rent the pool each week.

    Oct. 19 Author Festival 2017—Ginger Wadsworth (10 am to 1 pm, Potluck lunch)

    Oct. 31 Halloween Fashion Show (10 AM); Spooky Snack Potluck (3:00 pm)

    Nov. 16 Fall Skits (2 PM Mistwood Stage) — NO SWIMMING

    Nov. 20-24 Grateful Holiday (1 week)

    Dec. 14 Elves’ Day (Thursday 1:00 pm at school)

    Dec. 18 – Jan 2 Winter Holiday (2 weeks and 2 days, School starts Wednesday, January 3, 2018)

    Jan 15 Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday)

    Feb. 12-14 Secret Valentine’s (at school, information TBA)

    Feb. 19-23 Presidents’ Week (1 week)

    Apr. 2-13 Spring Holiday(2 weeks)

    April 26 Picture Day (Weather permitting)

    May 1 $250.00 payment due—first half of nonrefundable deposit of $500 per student

    applied toward 2018-2019 first & tenth tuition payments

    May 10 Spring Plays and Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)

    May 28 Holiday – Memorial Day (Monday)

    May 31 Last Swimming Day—WHOLE SCHOOL SWIM w/Slide

    June 1 $250.00 payment due—second half of nonrefundable deposit of $500 (see above for 1st half)

    June 5 Last day of classes (Tuesday). All School French and Spanish Songs and Skits/Mistwood Song/

    Lego/Claymation Videos and Graduation Evening with Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)

  • SCHOOL CALENDAR 2016-2017

    2016-2017

    MISTWOOD EDUCATIONAL CENTER SCHOOL CALENDAR

    August 16 Early Cleanup Day (Tuesday) 11 AM to 3 PM at Mistwood

    August 27 Annual Cleanup Day (Saturday) 10 AM to 4 PM at Mistwood

    Sept. 7 First day of School (Wednesday)—annual materials fee due. Please bring immunization records.

    Sept. 14-15 School Camp out at Pamplin Grove (Noon, Wednesday-Thursday, 11 AM) off Hwy 36 past

    Carlotta (Adults $20, Children $15, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch included)

    Sept. 22 First day of swimming (Thursday) at Arcata Community Pool for Groups 1, 2 and 2 ½ .

    Weekly swim fee is $7.00 per child in order to reserve and rent the pool each week.

    Oct. 31 Halloween Fashion Show (10 AM); All School Science Magic/Illusion Show (2:15 PM)

    Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving recess (1 week)

    Dec. 15 Elves’ Day (Thursday afternoon at school)

    Dec. 19 – Jan 2 Winter recess (2 weeks and 1 day, School starts Tuesday, January 3, 2017)

    Jan 16 Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday)

    Jan. 26 Chinese New Year Celebration (Thursday afternoon at school)

    Feb. 8,9 and 13, 14 Secret Valentine’s (at school, information TBA); Friendship Celebration (Feb. 14, 3 PM at school)

    Feb. 20-24 Presidents’ Week (1 week)

    Apr. 10-21 Spring recess (2 weeks)

    April 27 Picture Day (Weather permitting)

    May 1 $250.00 payment due—first half of nonrefundable deposit of $500 per student

    applied toward 2017-2018 first & tenth tuition payments

    May 4 Children’s Day Celebration at School (Time TBA)

    May 11 Spring Plays and Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)

    May 29 Holiday – Memorial Day (Monday)

    June 1 $250.00 payment due—second half of nonrefundable deposit of $500 (see above for 1st half)

    June 6 Last day of classes (Tuesday). All School French and Spanish Songs and Skits/Mistwood Song/

    Lego/Claymation Videos and Graduation Evening with Snack Potluck (Bayside Grange 6 pm)

  • Annual Clean Up Day

    Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 10 AM to 4 PM

    Come for an hour, two, three, or all day, whatever you can spare. Many hands make light work.

    Activities: Yard work, painting, windows, dusting, mopping, scouring, possibly small carpentry repairs, garden beds, organization, and…..

    What To Bring: Most importantly, YOURSELF, then if you have any special tools of your preferred trade,

    feel free to bring them too.

  • First Day of School

    Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Remember: All students are welcome the first two weeks of school regardless of what schedule they have.