For release: April 9, 2010
For press information, contact Simone Notter Wilson, 901-678-4164
Students, faculty, and parents of the Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and
Research Institute at the University of Memphis will hold the school’s third annual
Arbor Day Celebration Friday, April 23, from 10:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. The bring-your-own
picnic lunch event in the school’s Pecan Grove is free and open to the public.
A silent auction of original artwork and quilts by Lipman students will begin Monday,
April 12, at 8 a.m. and close Friday, April 23, at 1 p.m. All auction proceeds will
benefit the school, which is located at 3771 Poplar Ave.
In keeping with Arbor Day’s environmental basis and this year’s theme – Recycle, Renew, Reuse – students, under the guidance of Lipman teachers and atelierista Charli Byrd, have
been working on art projects made of recycled materials. The community is invited
to picnic with Lipman School families and friends in the Pecan Grove, one of the school’s
natural outdoor learning areas, and enjoy a program that will include music, art,
and children’s activities, as well as a release of butterflies.
Funds raised during last year’s Arbor Day Celebration were used to buy a new, state-of-the-art
laminating machine for the school and to purchase a marimba and sea wave ocean drum,
both outdoor instruments, for the Pecan Grove. The instruments will be installed in
time for this year’s Arbor Day Celebration.
The Barbara K. Lipman School is a laboratory and demonstration school of the University
of Memphis College of Education. It provides developmentally appropriate programs
for children ages two through six. It demonstrates best practices for students who
are preparing for careers working with young children, facilitates research opportunities,
and models educational leadership to the larger community.
For more information, call 901-678-2120.