Our gardens are close to completion and we cannot wait to see the fruits of the learners’ labor! While our 1st and 2nd grade learners have been working with professional gardner and permaculturist, Vynnie McDaniel, on composting and plants, our 3rd-6th grade learners have been working on our garden beds under the guidance of professionals Paula Bradley and Chelsea Morel.
The process is a long one, as they had to lay metal mesh on the ground under all 12 beds to prevent gophers from eating the plants, problem-solve the irrigation system, use their mathematical skills with area and perimeter, create garden grids, and learn about a variety of plant species.
They are now in the process of creating hoop houses to protect the plants. Our gratitude goes out to the three professionals who are volunteering their time and hard work to ensure that our gardens will thrive, and also to the Murtishaw Family for their donation of much-needed supplies!
The entire school will work on the garden beds throughout the year and will reap the benefits of their work. In addition, as an added benefit, research shows that playing/working with dirt/soil boosts the immune system and acts as a natural antidepressant. Please take a moment when possible and check out our progress.
Through the Summer Seamless Program, we are currently providing meals for all children up to 18 years of age at no charge. You do not need to be an enrolled learner in order to receive free meals. Each child will receive one grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for each day. Children need not be present to pick up. On a normal
Dear iLEAD Agua Dulce families, The iLEAD Student Support team is excited to bring you new resources and the return of Lunch Bunch! Please come check out our brand-new counseling page! The Student Support counseling team is meeting the social-emotional needs of learners, families and staff through groups, guidance lessons, Lunch Bunches, resources, and office
Greetings, iLEAD community, Every other week, a new Together Tuesday video features photos of families, learners, and staff throughout the iLEAD nation — a reminder that we’re all in this together. We’d love to see your contributions. To ensure your submissions are included, please click here to submit your photos. Photos received by the Friday before each Together Tuesday are eligible