Category Archives: Rosa Parks Elementary School

5.13.16-KP-BBQ_IMG_6728 End of School BBQ

May 15th, 2016

On Friday afternoon May 13, 2016 from 4-6 PM students and CommunityGrows partners came out for a great BBQ in Koshland Garden. Teachers from John Muir Elementary School joined parents from Rosa Parks Elementary School, along with Magic Zone and Western Addition Beacon kids for hot dogs, salads, chips, watermelon and cookies to celebrate the … Continue reading End of School BBQ

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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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2.3.16-RP-SaladDay_IMG_5549 Parents at Rosa Parks are Awesome!

February 4th, 2016

On Wednesday, February 2, 2016 parents came together to prepare for a monthly Salad Day at Rosa Parks Elementary. Many of the parents are part of the Green Team that helps us raise money for CommunityGrows garden educators at Rosa Parks. They devote their mornings once a month to gathering produce (some from the Rosa … Continue reading Parents at Rosa Parks are Awesome!

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IMG_5527 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19th, 2016

On Monday, January 18, 2016 over 90 volunteers came out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This event was sponsored by the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) and CommunityGrows. Volunteers began arriving at 8:30 AM on a morning reprieved from the wonderful rain we’ve been having in the Bay Area. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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Screen-Shot-2015-10-19-at-4.05.23-PM-(1) Greenhouse Celebration Workday at Rosa Parks

October 24th, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 Rosa Parks Elementary School family and friends came together for a workday and BBQ to celebrate the completion of their new greenhouse in the Upper Garden! This greenhouse was made possible with a Community Challenge-PUC Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant. The goal of this project was to build a greenhouse and … Continue reading Greenhouse Celebration Workday at Rosa Parks

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IMG_3132 Salad Day and Gardening at Rosa Parks

October 18th, 2015

On September 2, 2015 Rosa Parks Elementary kicked off their school year with a planting in the garden and a salad day in the cafeteria. New CommunityGrows Garden Assistant Cha’Shay Woldridge, with the assistance of Garden Program Manager Adrian Almquist, helped Ms. Wong’s class get started weeding and planting in their plot in the lower … Continue reading Salad Day and Gardening at Rosa Parks

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5.16.15-RP-Wkday-Greenhouse_IMG_1122 Greenhouse Deconstruction and Workday at Rosa Parks!

May 18th, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, 2015 over 50 volunteers came together to disassemble an old greenhouse at Rosa Parks Elementary School, to make way for a new one later this year. We are excited to be building a new structure in compliance with the San Francisco Unified School District, thanks to a Community Challenge Grant for … Continue reading Greenhouse Deconstruction and Workday at Rosa Parks!

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5.15.15-RP-TalentShow_IMG_1071 Rosa Parks Talent Show Shines!

May 18th, 2015

On Friday night, May 15, 2015 Rosa Parks Elementary School hosted a Talent Show for the CommunityGrows Garden Program. It was a smashing event featuring some amazing talent from students K-5th Grade, and was highlighted with the Con Brio Band headed by our own Ezekiel McCarter, Rosa Parks Assistant Garden Educator. Check out the video … Continue reading Rosa Parks Talent Show Shines!

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