Carpinteria has been our home for the last four years, and we have been fortunate to be involved in a local co-op preschool for all of those years. We hope that RTS will be an elementary extension of that experience and more! Our family enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, exploring, and going to the beach. Tom plays beach volleyball competitively and enjoys woodworking. Ethan (age 6) is a big fan of all things lego, Minecraft, and trampolines. Noah (age 3) loves the dirt, construction, and going to the park. Gioia enjoys reading and cooking, and reading about and cooking with wild edibles. This year, our family started a cottage food business aimed at reducing food waste by freeze drying surplus from organic farms. We are seeking additional support with childcare to help support our parenting as we tend to this venture and our full time work (teaching and organic farming, respectively), and hope to find some balance between these vocations, even in this strange time!