Coming Soon--Special Progress Reports for Quarter 2
Dear Parents, Though it's hard to believe, we are quickly nearing the middle of Quarter 2! Please note that if your child is currently receiving a "D" or "F" in any class, or if there are any concerns about citizenshi... Continue
Dec. 5th - December 19th
School gardens in Bell Gardens feed a community
Every public school in Bell Gardens has just such an urban farm run by members of the Environmental Garden Club, an after-school program that started at the intermediate school and now includes a rotating roster of 8- to 18-year-olds.
Members learn about nutrition, physical education and farming techniques. The project is one of a number of grassroots efforts sprouting in schools across the nation, as communities that lack access to healthful foods try new ways of combating soaring rates of nutrition-related illnesses.
For many of the mostly poor, predominantly Latino residents in Bell Gardens, school-based urban farms are the only source of affordable, pesticide-free produce .......
-LOS ANGELES TIMES
Suva unveils Healthy Nutrition Mural
The district-wide Nutrition and Art Tile Mural Project teaches students about the influence of food marketing, awareness of variety, and how to express their passion for a healthy school community through art. Students develop the confidence as creative artists and communicators by designing peer-delivered messages which have a greater meaning and relevance to their community. The murals seek to encourage children to make wise, nutritious decisions based on facts and awareness of the body’s needs.