Category Archives: Rosa Parks Elementary School

IMG_0218 Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

May 24th, 2017

On Saturday April 29, 2017 Rosa Parks Elementary held a workday in collaboration with CommunityGrows and the Buchanan YMCA Healthy Kids Day. This free event for families and friends-to charge into summer-included a bouncy house along with very helpful and healthy resources.Many families turned out to work in the gardens, getting them ready for summer … Continue reading Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

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IMG_0114 Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day!

May 24th, 2017

On Friday April 21, 2017 the kindergarten class of Rosa Parks Elementary enjoyed a day in the upper garden with CommunityGrows Garden Educator Jay Jordan. Jay has a way of getting everyone engaged in physical activity and working in the garden. He began the lesson by talking about Spring and planting seeds. In their walk … Continue reading Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day!

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2.8.17-RP-SaladDay_IMG_0055 Yummy Salad Day at Rosa Parks

February 13th, 2017

On Thursday, February 8th, thanks to a grants from Kaiser-Permanente and Atena Corporation, CommunityGrows was able to partner with the Green Team at Rosa Parks Elementary School to offer a monthly Salad Day. One of the parents on the Green Team, Jocelyn Herndon, was able to secure delicious produce from Whole Foods on California Street … Continue reading Yummy Salad Day at Rosa Parks

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10-29-16-puc-rp_cac_img_8163 PUC Tours Rosa Parks Watershed Project

November 8th, 2016

On a beautiful rainy Saturday, October 29, 2016, the Citizen Advisory Committee of the Public Utilities Commission lead a green infrastructure walking tour to see water catchment sites in the Western Addition neighborhood. Their first stop was Rosa Parks Elementary School, where Kat Sawyer from Touch-the-Sky and Barbara Wenger, CommunityGrows Executive Director greeted them. Kat … Continue reading PUC Tours Rosa Parks Watershed Project

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9-10-16-rp-wkday-chickens_img_7510 The Chickens Have Arrived!

September 11th, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016 was an exciting day at Rosa Parks Elementary. As usual, this workday was a blowout fantastic event with so many families and friends. It was also the exciting arrival of five new chickens for the coop in the upper garden! Scroll down to read more…The Green Team and other parents from … Continue reading The Chickens Have Arrived!

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7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7156 BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

August 29th, 2016

On July 29, 2016 The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) youth made their second year visit to CommunityGrows as part of their summer site at UC Berkeley. The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students throughout the world who are completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines … Continue reading BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

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6.28.16-RP-OasisGirls-MorganStanley_IMG_6784 Oasis for Girls and Morgan Stanley Join BEETS

July 5th, 2016

On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, eleven Oasis for Girls interns invited Morgan Stanley volunteers to a workday at Rosa Parks Elementary School with our CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Jessica Van Tuyl, Executive Director of Oasis for Girls, and Mallika Roy, ENVISION Coordinator brought the girls and divided them into groups … Continue reading Oasis for Girls and Morgan Stanley Join BEETS

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4.23.16-RP-Wkday_IMG_6548 Earth Day at Rosa Parks Elementary School Gardens

May 1st, 2016

On Saturday, April 23, 2017 CommunityGrows joined the families of Rosa Parks Elementary School, the student volunteers from University High School, and our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) and Advisory Board members and candidates, for a very successful workday.. Jay Jordan and Cha’Shay Woldridge, CommunityGrows staff, led the group in a number … Continue reading Earth Day at Rosa Parks Elementary School Gardens

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4.11.16-RP-Mirana_IMG_6119 First Graders Learn Honorable Harvest

April 17th, 2016

Ms. Erin Miranda’s first grade class had a special day of thanks for the Rosa Parks Garden on Monday, April 11, 2016. It was their last class of the season and they did a labyrinth walk through the beds of spinach, lettuce and chard that they planted thanking the earth for growing and teaching them. … Continue reading First Graders Learn Honorable Harvest

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IMG_5778 Afterschool with Rosa Park ExCEL

March 9th, 2016

On February 29, 2016 Tierra Morgan, assistant with the after-school Rosa Parks ExCEL group from the Buchanan YMCA, brought her youth to Rosa Parks Garden for their weekly after-school garden class. CommunityGrows Assistant Garden Educator Cha’Shay Woldridge started the class by talking about the stages of development from seed to flower, and pollination. Two of our … Continue reading Afterschool with Rosa Park ExCEL

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