Children read books from the Little Library, part of the Reflection Grove dedicated to special members of the Connect Charter School community who have passed on.
© J. Ashley Nixon
The last day of the school academic year at Connect Charter School was a very special day. The Reflection Grove, a new naturalization area, was dedicated to some special members of the school community who have passed on. Felipe Calasin, Connect’s Facilities Supervisor, a cherished part of the community who was devoted to caring for the school between 2003-2017 will be remembered by the solar lights. Two student alumni, Ryan and Max, will be remembered for their love of the outdoors and books by a paddle and a Little Library, built from a converted dolls house and open at all times.
Natasha Gould’s contagious laugh, nice type of stubbornness and love of life was noted in Susan Chomistek’s moving tribute. Natasha will be remembered in the Reflection Grove with a solar light placed in a tree, specially planted so that it can be climbed by other students in the future.
Construction of the Reflection Grove will be completed this week and is sure to become a cherished, natural place to spend a little time, share books at the little library, and remember old friends.
Please visit J. Ashley Nixon Photography for more images from the dedication of the Reflection Grove at Connect Charter School.