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Nathalie’s Kindergarten class at whole school picnic Oct. 4, 2013

Last Friday the Kindergarteners took their first ever field trip.  It was for the annual SFC Whole School Picnic.  It was a long, hot walk to the Crocker Amazon park.  The kids must’ve walked at least 10 blocks from SFC. It was a fun adventure and they did great.  The Kindergarteners had a wonderful time playing games and getting to know some of the other kids
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Teacher Nathalie Kindergarten Sept, 2013

A lot has happened over the last few weeks.Teacher Nathalie is so great at capturing the moment and sharing a little insight with us.  Here are some highlights… The pictures with 2 students sitting next to each other are from the first time we tried partner reading during Reading Workshop last week. Independent reading with book bin labels visible is the first time they
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SFC gets new sign!

Last Wednesday afternoon we got a beautiful new sign with our school name on it–at long last. What a great feeling it is to have a spruced up building exterior AND an official sign. Thank you, SFUSD, for working to make SFC’s exterior reflect the great things that are happening inside!


Fall Pancake Breakfast, 10/26

Our annual Fall Pancake Breakfast is coming up on Saturday October 26th, 9:00am to 11:30am! Delicious all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, veggie sausage, orange juice, and coffee! Fun for the whole family! Bounce house, games, pumpkins, and more! Live music from Paul Griffiths & Friends! $7/adult, $4/child, or $20/family of 4


Welcome back to the Garden at SF Community!

Hello from the Outdoor Classroom at SF Community! The first month back has flown by as we catch up with the changing season. We have been doing everything from saving seeding, to harvesting the last of the summer crops, to feeding the hungry hungry compost to investigating the exciting world of insects. We have been planting both fall crop seeds like leafy greens and
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 9/16/13

Above: Margot and Miranda share a giggle It’s hard to believe we’ve been in school a month already! Here are some pictures from the last couple weeks: Our new PE class with Mr. Bear Planting a sidewalk garden with Garden Teacher Ingrid Playing with Lincoln Logs at choice time Block building- Tahir has made a tall tower A Magna Tile tower with decorations On
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London St. Mural

Above: a detail of the mural Have you seen the mural that is unfolding on our wall on London Street? Earlier this year SFC won an Excelsior Community Action Grant (a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Supervisor John Avalos) for sidewalk beautification for our school. Part of the money will go towards sidewalk greening, and the other part of the money
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Community Garden Mural Project, Painting this Sunday!

Over the past four months the after school program has been working on a community garden mural. The theme for the mural is our garden habitat and the life cycle. Here Carmela is drawing a picture of a girl harvesting a strawberry.  All the students chose images from the garden that they wanted to include in the mural. They practiced drawing them and then
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Pie Fun(d)raiser = Success!

If you measure success by pieces of pie consumed PLUS smiles on faces PLUS number of attendees PLUS amount of money raised for a great cause, then our 1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition was a HUGE success! A big thank you to all the donors, contestants, volunteers, and attendees! It was such a blast. Here’s a sampling of the fun,
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1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition Winner (Recipe included!)