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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!)


A Day on the Farm! Garden Stewards Field Trip

      Last Friday the Garden Stewards Program had the opportunity to explore two different urban farms within just a few miles of our school.   Our first stop was at the School Farm at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. The School Farm is run by a The Ecology Center of San Francisco, http://www.eco-sf.org/. Farmer Sam gave us a tour of the
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Exploring Soil!

We have been diving deep into the wonderful world of soil! The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade made soil horizon jars using different layers to create a mini soil terrarium. The jar resembles the layers of the earth. We collected rocks, sand, clay and topsoil from the garden and planted cover crop seeds on top. K-2 explored the different parts and pieces that make
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Welcome New Families!

Welcome new SF Community families! (Plus, Round 2 tour info) To those of you who received an SFUSD assignment to SF Community School, on behalf of the staff and families, we want to extend a very warm welcome to our school! We will be having a meet and greet event for all new families on Monday, April 1st. Parents and children are welcome. We
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Garden on a Cracker

K-2 had fun last month designing their own garden on cracker. We used cream cheese as the soil and harvested different plant parts from the garden like cauliflower, fava bean leaves, nasturtium flowers, mint leaves and sprinkles of sunflower seeds. This lesson teaches that healthy snack choices can be fun as well as inspiring the students to use plants as art.  


Pie Social and Silent Auction!

Come join us for the 1st Annual SF Pie Social and Blue Ribbon Competition! Sunday, April 14, from 11:30-2:00 at The Verdi Club,  2424 Mariposa St. You can get tickets in advance at piesocial.brownpapertickets.com. Come sample tasty pies and bid on great items in our silent auction.The silent auction features a wide range of items, including gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, tickets
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Teacher Nobie’s K/1 Class, 2/8/13

Above: Chloe shows her lucky envelope Today in class we talked about some important upcoming holidays, like Valentine’s Day, Pancake Breakfast, and Chinese New Year! The new Chinese year is 4710, the Year of the Snake. We read a book called Cat and Rat, by Ed Young, which tells the legend of the Chinese Zodiac, plus explains why cats and rats hate each other.
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