Stonewall Gardens

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Stonewall Gardens – Family Campaign 2014 

The Stonewall Gardens Family Campaign officially kicked off this week and will run through January 31st, 2015.    Each year, we come to you with a request to help fund this special program, which is a unique part of every Stonewall Star’s elementary experience.  The Family Campaign is the largest source of funding for our fabulous garden program, which is operated completely by donations to Stonewall Gardens.  It costs nearly $150 per student each year to provide this hands-on, multi-sensory, science program for our Stonewall Stars. This cost covers maintenance, materials and plants that keep the garden blooming.

So that our children may continue to BLOOM and GROW in the garden, we ask that you seriously consider a donation to Stonewall Gardens, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Each family should receive a letter home this week with their child.  Please let us know if for any reason your family did not receive a letter.  You may contact Kathryn Peters, Campaign Chair, at with any questions you may have about the garden or the campaign.

Thank you for continuing to support our one-of-a-kind garden!


Stonewall Gardens – Neighborhood Campaign 

Help Needed!

Sign up now to help us deliver donation requests to our neighbors in the Stonewall Jackson district!  Get out for some exercise while helping raise funds to support our garden!  Involve your Stonewall Star!

Sign up to distribute letters for a couple blocks at:


Packets of letters and instructions will be available for pick up in the Teacher’s Lounge starting Monday, December 8th.  Deliveries need to be completed by December 20th.  Contact Paige Walsh at with any questions.







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  We are taking pumpkins and leaves for our compost!

Thank you, volunteers for all of your help!

Green Ribbon for Stonewall!Award Badge

Our school featured for its outdoor science and nature program

Stonewall is the proud recipient of the Green Ribbon Schools Award, one of just 42 schools to receive this honor. This program was developed by the Texas Children in Nature Coalition, comprised of Texas education and environmental groups that are working together to provide opportunities for children to learn in nature. The Green Ribbon Award recognizes Stonewall for promoting such opportunities, and features our school on its home page.

Read more about the award and the many elements of our garden program as described by Stonewall teachers.


 Click here for a Stonewall Gardens mention from NPR!


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Emphemeral by Barbara Uskovich

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Barbara Uskovich

  The emphemeral bliss of childhood should include a day of shadowing Mr. Painter in our school garden. There can never be a perfect replacement for Mr. Painter, but there are curious and caring understudies that are willing to learn and carry on empirical traditions, even if it is only for one day. (Searching for […]

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