In the Know: 9.25.19
operation food search
The USDA’s Farm to School Grants fund recently awarded $34,144 to the nonprofit, the only 2019 grant recipient in Missouri (pictured at top). As part of a new partnership with Gateway Greening and Normandy High School, the money will be used to create a teaching farm on the school’s campus.
central west end backpack program
Students received free school supplies thanks to several community partners. The event was coordinated by Kindred Hospital St. Louis; backpacks and supplies were donated by The Cup, The Chase Park Plaza, and the World Chess Hall of Fame, among others. The St. Louis Public Library provided a distribution space.
lift for life academy
Class is now in session for the charter school’s youngest students. Located in Soulard, the new elementary campus includes a creative green space and play area with vegetable gardens and apple trees. Pictured: Dr. Carlos Vargas and Dr. Vic Lenz with a student
kirk day school
The New York Times bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax visited the elementary school to speak about how parents can guide their children’s technology use. With more than 30 years of experience as a psychologist and physician, Sax has led parenting workshops around the world.