To all Lincoln Healthy Kids Club supporters-
Thank you to everyone who attended the PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 17th. We know that there were many others that wanted to be there to show your support, but couldn't. Thank you for your positive energy and continued support! Thank you for taking a stand in support of the incredible work many Lincoln teachers, students and parents have invested in over the past year.
For those of you who weren't able to attend the meeting, Dr. Eric Brennan presented on the garden and all the accomplishments and some of our future plans. He did an excellent job (of course)! He also presented the budget for this coming weekend's garden workday and thanks to all of you who voted to approve $2,000 for the expenses (from the 2014 Jog-a-thon monies). There was much discussion about the $2,000 from the Western Growers Grants which Margaret D'Arrigo Martin secured for our school garden. We had hoped to use those grant funds for this coming weekend's workday, but the board wanted more time to review the specifics of those grants. Never-the-less, we have the money we need and we owe a HUGE debt of gratitude to Margaret for procuring the grant monies which we can use for future garden expenditures.
Jenny Cogswell also presented on the $4,000 NOAA grant and the wonderful learning Lincoln students have been experiencing related to becoming an Ocean Guardian School. Thank you to all of you who supported the motion to purchase another water-bottle refill hydration station (up to $2,500 from 2014's jog-a-thon monies), which will be installed in the hallway in front of the teachers' lounge. Additionally, Jenny informed everyone that a third water-bottle refill hydration station has already been purchased from the NOAA grant monies and is waiting to be installed in the playground area!!!! Soooooo great for our kids and teachers!!!! She also let us know about the waste audits that Estela Gutierrez (Lincoln parent and Salinas Valley Waste Authority) has helped conduct on our campus. 4th grade students will be reviewing the findings for the audits and working with Estela to figure out ways to increase our recycling and eliminate waste. Thank you to Estela, Maestra Leyva & Mrs. Alder!!!!
Again, thank you all for your continued support of the Healthy Kids Club and our school garden.
Co-chair, Lincoln Garden Committee