After years of planning and many months of construction, our school garden is nearly complete! We are incredibly excited about its arrival and can’t wait to start enjoying it. It is our plan that all the students will be able to plant something before the end of this year.
For the future, the garden will be used in support of instruction in STREAM and hands-on learning of Next Generation Science Standards. Mrs. Magalnick is already working hard to prepare lessons and experiences for the students in which gardening plays a large role in the understanding of important STREAM and NGSS topics. Also, similar to this year’s Tinker Lab, we plan to provide options for students to volunteer their time and work in the garden during lunch. With so many wonderful learning opportunities, we can’t wait to see the Garden Program “grow”.
On Friday, April 7th, we will be holding our Character Assembly on the playground near the garden at 8:35am. At the conclusion of the assembly, we will be holding a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the garden’s completion. We encourage you all to please come to our assembly and stay for the ribbon cutting.
We received funds for the garden from our own PTA, Foundation, and Measure JJ. Your contributions to these organizations and our community’s commitment to our schools is directly impacting and supporting the educational experiences of our students. As always, we are so grateful for your support.
The garden is just the beginning of many wonderful changes coming to our school. The support of our families and community is why these improvements are possible. Our students have a tremendously bright future here at Solana Highlands.
Be sure to read all the upcoming news in your newsletter. It contains important messages from the Principal, PTA and Foundation. This is a must read if you want to keep up with all that is going on at Solana Highlands! Click on the link below. This is a big file, so please allow sufficient time for downloading.