Shady Oak Spring Thing – Saturday, April 14

Please join us on Saturday, April 14 for Shady Oak’s Spring Thing!

“Make plans to attend our Spring Thing on Saturday April 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Details about this Family Friendly event are in the April Newsletter.  Come help Shady Oak Celebrate 25 years of Preserving Childhood in Fort Bend County!!”

Also, don’t miss:

Shady Oak’s Fun Run

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Proceeds benefit saving the KEMP’S RIDLEY SEA TURTLE, an Endangered Species. We hope to help researchers increase their population, rehabilitate injured animals and educate the public about their situation

Save the Kemp's Ridley Turtle - front of fun run T-shirt

Save the Kemp's Ridley Turtle - back of fun run T-shirt

Please click on the following link for some fascinating, ‘serendipitous’ information about Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle.

Shady Oak teachers and staff had the pleasure of meeting Jean Kummerow, a long time friend of Joyce Trigger’s at our March staff meeting. Not only did she help us all learn more about ourselves including our teaching and learning styles and how we all contribute to the Shady Oak team. But she also surprised us by telling about her uncle, Henry Hildebrand who was a marine biologist  and was one of the first scientists to document the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle’s nesting site in Mexico. While I am not into mathematical theories and principles, I love how these related stories demonstrate ‘the butterfly effect’. If not for the actions of Henry Hildebrand, would Shady Oak students be inspired to raise money for Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle? Fascinating!!!!! Thank you Jean 🙂

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at and to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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