Cunningham Park Community Garden
Our gardens are living, breathing, educational learning centers and this year, many CPES students will spend time in them. To name just a few of our garden curriculum projects, our 5th graders will participate in an archaeological dig, our kindergarteners will grow pumpkins, and our 2nd graders will create a butterfly sanctuary and pollinator garden in the spring. Our Community Garden was originally funded with a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation, but its ongoing support and maintenance is provided for by funds raised by the PTA.
In 2018, our bird and butterfly garden was renamed as "Shirley's Garden" in honor of Shirley Ifft. For more than 20 years, Ms. Ifft welcomed all into our school as our Administrative Assistant. Because of her love of our school, flowers, and gardening, the bird and butterfly garden were renamed in her honor. Shirley's Garden, in our school's courtyard, will continue to:
- Support the science curriculum for all grades;
- Support S.T.E.A.M. education;
- Support 1st and 2nd grade bird and butterfly studies;
- Allow students to learn in an outdoor classroom setting;
- Create community spirit and pride in our school.
Food for Students
IMPORTANT: Families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals for the 2022-23 school year.
IMPORTANTE: Las familias deben presentar una solicitud y ser aprobadas para ser elegibles para recibir comidas gratuitas o de precio reducido para el año escolar 2022-23.
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