Remember back in January on Martin Luther King’s Day when HOBA (Hands On Bay Area) and Kaiser Permanente partnered together to participate in numerous beautification projects around the Bay Area? The largest project was at El Monte Elementary School in Mt. Diablo Unified School District. The primary thrust of the project was planting, which took place throughout the large, expansive campus.
What began as an idea is now a spring array of beautiful flowers and plants being enjoyed by all that walk through the school’s hallways. Bulbs have become bright colors of tulips. Seeds have sprouted into full green foliage. Vines and low-lying plants have blossomed into bursts of color. Plants and flowers have filled in the barren in-between spaces for a rich feast upon the eyes. El Monte squawkers are squawking contentedly in their new blue hen house as well!
Once again we say, ‘thank you’ to those volunteers from HOBA, Kaiser, and El Monte that participated in this very worthwhile project so that we can all now enjoy it! The beauty of the photos and campus, along with the satisfaction of knowing you have indeed made a difference in the life of our school is truly a blessing.
As we look towards the future of education and the many reductions in funding that are taking place, we can only hope that we will continue to have this kind of community support to move forward with the needs of students, and the campuses they inhabit!