Water & warmth on Valentine's Day: Highlights for February 14 - 20, 2017

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Water & warmth on Valentine's Day: Highlights for February 14 - 20, 2017


Across the city, there are approximately 20,168 gallons of rainwater stored in 28 schoolyard cisterns. Thanks to recent downfalls, the water tanks (almost empty at the beginning of the school year) are now full. The tanks are installed to collect rain from school roofs to be used for watering school gardens. At Fairmount Elementary, Education Outside corps member Sophie Case will be leading first-graders in a science lesson on the water cycle and talking about the importance of their school's own cistern to conserve water. Education Outside is a nonprofit that works to advance outdoor science in public schools and create school gardens as living laboratories. This program brings science and nature directly into the hands of more than 17,000 SFUSD students each year.


When:  Tuesday, Feb. 14 / 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Where: Fairmount ES / 65 Chenery St.


Some great friendships have been growing between students receiving Special Education services and athletes at Washington High. The unique program pairs Athletes in Math Succeed (AIMS) students with their buddies in homeroom a few times a month at lunch in order to create supportive friendships for everyone involved. Known as "Beacon Buddies," students will be sharing valentines on Feb. 14.


When:   Tuesday, Feb. 14 / 9:30-9:45 a.m.

Where   Washington HS / 600 32nd Ave. / check in at main office


A few weeks ago, one student at John Muir Elementary put up a poster in the school hallway inviting her fellow students to join her in a knitting club. But not to make those hipster slouchy beanies for themselves -- instead they would make scarves for the homeless. Now, with dozens of club members learning to knit, students meet every day at lunch to work on their projects. Principal Mansager says he sees them with yarn in hand during recess sometimes as well. Come see the kids in action.


When:   Thursday, Feb. 16 / 12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

Where:  John Muir ES / 380 Webster St.


All SFUSD schools and offices will be closed
Monday, Feb. 20 for Presidents' Day.



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