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MEDIA ADVISORY: Wegeforth Elementary Celebrates Going Back-to-School with New Outdoor Classroom

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wegeforth Elementary Celebrates Going Back-to-School with New Outdoor Classroom
Posted on 08/24/2017

San Diego Unified School District

Wegeforth Elementary Celebrates Going Back-to-School with New Outdoor Classroom

EVENT: Wegeforth Community Reading Garden + Outdoor Classroom Ribbon-cutting
WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Wegeforth Elementary School, 3443 Ediwhar Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123

DETAILS: Wegeforth Elementary is only 1 of 2 schools in San Diego County that won the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant. With those funds, they have constructed a beautiful garden that will be used by teachers and students during the upcoming school year as an outdoor classroom and community garden.

The new garden will provide a shady, peaceful spot for parents to wait for their children to be dismissed from school, or to read with their children. Teachers will be able to conduct science lessons and experiments around plants, beginning with kindergarten and the parts of a flower, all the way up to how plants can convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates and oxygen through photosynthesis.

One exciting feature in the new garden will be an electrical vault transformed into a chalkboard that teachers will be able to bring their classes to during the instructional day.

Media is invited to tour the garden and share in excitement ahead of the first day of school.

SPEAKERS: Superintendent Cindy Marten, Principal Lori Sandoval, Lowe's representative, Teachers, Students and Parent volunteers.

On-Site Media Contact: Lori Sandoval, Principal 619-213-2826