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Highlights May 28-31, 2019: School holds Eco Action Conference; Band to perform in national 4th of July Parade; Exploring skulls and fossils at STEAM night


Protecting rainforests, making electric vehicles more affordable, protecting sea life from plastic pollution, maybe even moving to Mars. Students will share their research on how these topics and more could impact our environment and climate, as part of Grattan Elementary School’s first-ever schoolwide Eco Action Conference. At the event, students will draft an Ecological & Climate Change Resolution calling on the community to take action to protect the environment. Grattan will also receive its award for participating in the SFUSD Sustainability Earth Day Every Day challenge, and Supervisor Vallie Brown will speak to students about the importance of protecting the environment.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 28 / 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Grattan Elementary School / 165 Grattan Street


Seventy-six trombones led the big parade! Actually, it’s more like 67 student musicians from Burton High School will rehearse as they prepare to march in the National 4th of July Parade in Washington, DC this summer. The band was invited by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to represent SFUSD, San Francisco and the state of California at the annual celebration in the nation’s capital. This will be the first time the band travels out of state to perform.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29 / 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE: Burton High School / 400 Mansell Street


Students at Sunnyside Elementary School will experience hands-on learning at their first STEAM Night and science fair. Fourth and fifth grade classes will display their project boards and answer questions from real scientists. The end-of-year event will include science stations where students can explore skulls and fossils, use microscopes to make art, explore their sense of smell and vision, and play other science-based games. Students will also participate in engineering and technology-based activities such as programming robots, building with KEVA planks, and building electric circuits. Student artwork will also be on display. The purpose of the event is to highlight the school’s science curriculum while engaging families in hands-on science and technology.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 / 5 - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Sunnyside Elementary School / 250 Foerster Street


Page updated on 05/28/19