Cambria Grammar School (CGS) just finished their 50th day of school yesterday.  It is hard to believe that more than a quarter of the school year already has been completed.  Fall is an important time at CGS, and we have had or are going to have some very exciting school events here on campus.

     Last week, CGS held a Children’s Farmers Market in the school garden.  This partnership between CGS, the SLO Food Bank, and One Cool Earth brings local produce to students and their families.  This no-cost-to-families event provides students with a chance to purchase fresh vegetables using “food bucks”.  The children love the experiences of math and commerce as they choose how to spend their food bucks (when peppers are three for a food buck, for example). The students are sent home with the produce and recipes which they can use at home.  This will be a monthly experience here at the CGS garden.

     On Wednesday, October 19, CGS students and staff honored heroes through Project Hero where veterans ride bikes through our main lot as students and staff cheer them on.  The next day, the 4th and 5th graders visited Santa Lucia Middle School for a BMX Assembly focusing on tobacco and substance use prevention. Also last Thursday, we participated in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Safety Drill.  

     This week and next week include the CGS theme days for Red Ribbon Week, our Dia De Los Muertos projects and displays in the library, and our on-campus Halloween Parade on October 31.  Red Ribbon Week theme days include each grade dressing in grade level colors, a pumpkin run, a pajama day, and a day where kids dress as an adult or as someone they admire; adults will dress like kids, too. We are focusing on being healthy and making kind and safe choices during Red Ribbon Week.

     Thank you to the entire Cambria community.  CGS teachers and staff continue to hear from families that this school year is joyful, that staff are caring and dedicated, and that children are excited about learning and growing this year.