Category Archives: John Muir Elementary School

BEETS_SIGN_IMG_21330-SFW Spring 2016 BEETS Begins!

February 3rd, 2016

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 our Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began their training at John Muir Elementary School and the Koshland Park Community Learning Garden. In the group were four “returners”: Mia Manalo, Jennifer Nazara, Charome Thomas and Adrian Valencia. Joining them are Ronnie Allen, Gene Chu, Gonzalo Duque, Alejandro … Continue reading Spring 2016 BEETS Begins!

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IMG_4856 Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

November 28th, 2015

The Western Addition Beacon Center at John MuirElementary School presented their 12th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon on Saturday November 21, 2015. CommunityGrows staff and BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped to make the day a success. Families and friends were greeted in the auditorium, transformed to beautiful room … Continue reading Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

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IMG_3489 John Muir Salad Days are here again!

October 18th, 2015

With a grant from Kaiser-Permanente we are honored to offer Salad Days again this year at John Muir Elementary School. CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and Cha’Shay Woldridge joined Advisory Board member Casey Johnson in the morning Friday, October 2nd, 2015 to cut and peel organic vegetables, donated by Veritable Vegetable. Carrots from Something Good Organics … Continue reading John Muir Salad Days are here again!

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4.7.15-JMES-Salad_Day_IMG_0758 First Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School!

April 13th, 2015

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 we celebrated the first ever Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School. Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente and a generous donation from Bi-Rite Grocery, CommunityGrows staff was able to serve up a delicious salad that so many K-5th graders enjoyed! The morning began with preparations in the third floor … Continue reading First Salad Day at John Muir Elementary School!

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Thanksgiving with the Community

November 23rd, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Western Addition Beacon Center at John Muir Elementary School hosted the 11th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon. CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and Barbara Wenger joined three of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) to volunteer at the event. Other volunteers included teens from … Continue reading Thanksgiving with the Community

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Third Graders with Microscopes!

February 24th, 2014

On Friday afternoon February 21, 2014, Room 410 at John Muir Elementary School, was abuzz with Mr. Stoddard’s third grade class. They were in the CommunityGrows Science Center learning about the world underneath a microscope. At the beginning of the class, Adrian Almquist, assisted by Naomi Tong and Angelica Tillman, both BEETS interns, set out … Continue reading Third Graders with Microscopes!

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BEETS Help Serve Up Thanksgiving at John Muir School

December 11th, 2013

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, CommunityGrows participated with many neighborhood partners to offer Thanksgiving to the Community at John Muir Elementary School. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) join teens from Magic Zone to serve up the food. The afternoon entertainment included many different youth groups performing, such as Handful Players and … Continue reading BEETS Help Serve Up Thanksgiving at John Muir School

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John Muir School’s Pollinator Project

December 9th, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, 2013 John Muir Elementary School in San Francisco was a-buzz with activity as parents, teachers, principal Chris Rosenberg, CommunityGrows staff and the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined Markos Major, for a Pollinator Garden Project at the school. They planted California native and other climate-adapted plants, feed the … Continue reading John Muir School’s Pollinator Project

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John Muir Teachers on Microscopes

March 24th, 2013

On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, CommunityGrows staff Nora Brereton and Adrian Almquist lead a professional development workshop on microscopes for John Muir Elementary School teachers. These microscopes were purchased for the garden/science program of CommunityGrows at John Muir School. Teachers received instruction on how to work with the microscopes for their students in K-5th grade. … Continue reading John Muir Teachers on Microscopes

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Measuring with John Muir’s 2nd Grade

March 24th, 2013

On Tuesday, February 26th Ms. Page’s second grade came to the Koshland Garden to learn about measurements. With the help of garden educator Adrian Almquist, and BEET intern, Julien Lundh, each student took their rulers and began measuring everything. The length of logs, the width of flower beds, the height of bean sprouts, more objects … Continue reading Measuring with John Muir’s 2nd Grade

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