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Minutes 09.18.14 Compact Approved Agenda 09.18.14 Minutes 04.30.15 Minutes 03.04.2015 Textbook Sufficiency Vote Textbook Sufficiency 09.09.14 Minutes Assurances and Recommendation Page 2015-2018 Agenda 09.03.15 in English Agenda 09.03.15 in Spanish Agenda 09.04.15 Safety Plan Agenda 09.18.15 in English Agenda 09.18.15 in Spanish Agenda 2.12.16 in English Agenda 2.12.16 in Spanish Minutes 09.03.15 in English Minutes 09.03.15 in Spanish Minutes 09.18.15 in English Minutes 09.18.15 in Spanish Minutes 12.16.15 in English Minutes 12.16.15 in Spanish Minutes 2.12.16 in English Minutes 2.12.16 in Spanish Minutes 2.26.16 Vote Safety Plan Safety Plan Mtg 2015-16 Invite Ltr 11.30.2016 Agenda Eng/Spanish 2016.17 Assurance & Recommendations 5.01.2017 Agenda 5.5.16 Minutes English 6.07.2017 Agenda Eng/Spanish 6.07.2017 Minutes English 6.07.2017 Minutes Spanish Agenda 11-30-16 SSC Agenda 2.21.17 Bylaws 2016 2017 Feb 21 2017 Minutes in Eng Feb 21 2017 Minutes Spanish March 24 2016 Minutes in Eng March 24 2016 Minutes in Spanish May 1 2017 Minutes English May 1 2017 Minutes Spanish November 30 2016 Minutes English November 30 2016 Minutes Spanish
What is Title 1 2014.15 Annual Title Requirement 2014.15 Parent Involvement Policy 2015-2016 Annual Title Verification 2015.16 Approved Sch Compact 2015.16 Sch Compact Dec 9 2015 Revised SPSA
2016.2017 Graduation Credits 2016.2017 Testing Calendar Fall Back to School Night Master Schedule Online Driver's Ed Progress and Report Card calendar Teen Anger Workshop Schedule Teen Drug & Alcohol Workshop

History of Garden

The 2017-18 school year is Lesley Stiles' and Stephanie Jacobs' eighth year working with the ever changing student population at Diablo Community Day School.  In 2008 our garden ladies approached our school staff to present the benefit of having a school garden.  They were particularly interested in reaching out to students in our program that were missing out on this educational course, which is being offered on other campus within our district.


After receiving approval from the district and Diablo Community Day School, our garden instructors were able to add our school to their Kaiser Permanente grant.  Ground was broken in October 2008, with the help of Master Gardener, Jerris Hogue, to build the eight raised boxes that are the heart of the garden and to install valves to supply water to each box.  Students were taught how to mix compost and soil to fill the boxes and how to install the irrigation pipes and emitters within the boxes.


At the beginning of the program Lesley and Stephanie became aware of the limited repertoire of foods the students actually ate.  So the first tasting included approximately 12 varieties of apples.  They were sliced for tasting and evaluated by our students.  The sheets the students filled out were given to their math teacher, who used their data to teach them about percentages.


This program has been vital to our students learning important life skills including the handling of utensils in the garden and the kitchen, how to calculate and measure, how to be patient, how to make lifestyle changes in eating habits and how to identify which foods have hidden sugars and fats. 


We hope you will have a conversation with your student regarding their experience in participating in this program.