Our newest Starr King community member — an arboreal salamander from the library garden
A big thank you to Starr King for your generous support of the PTA’s Fall ASK campaign! We smashed through our $225,000 goal and ended up at $256,000 — which is amazing. We’ll use the money to support our teachers, fund our science paraprofessional, support outdoor education, and much more. We celebrated on Friday the 25th with shaving cream pies in the morning and popsicles in the afternoon!
We recognized there are many negative images of Black people. The purpose of the breakfast was to give Black students the opportunity to counter those perceptions with positive images. One of the ways we do this is through positive affirmations. After reciting the Starr King Affirmation, students wrote their own and many chose to recite them for the audience. Once student returned to class, Ms. Martin and Mr. Fitzsimons heard from parents about what they wanted for their students while they attended Starr King.
Thank you to Hands On Bay Area and PG&E for the volunteers who helped out with the mulching and planting at SKES!
THANK YOU to the dedicated teachers and staff who work so tirelessly to make our school so great. This Starr King hat is just a small token of all the many ways we appreciate everything you do!
Another wonderful green work day. Thank you SKES volunteers.
We spread California Native Wildflower seeds along the North, East and West perimeter of the SKES site.
We spread California Poppies along the Wisconsin Street/ Starr King Open Space sidewalk strip.
We added squatter and shorter pine wood rounds to the yard and Wisconsin Street and more mulch.
We also did a thorough trash clean up. Thank you all!!!
It’s the very best kind of pop-up store — one run by our amazing 5th grade crew! PTA members picked up some great seasonal gifts. All proceeds will be used to fund the 5th grade spring science trip.
Happy holidays to everyone in the Starr King community.
We hope you had a fun time at Movie Night on Friday! Thanks to the Movie Night crew for setting it up, and our 5th graders for running the refreshments table!
Erosion control - restoration project complete on Wisconsin, dead bamboo removed, tippy logs removed, new sturdier wood rounds installed, and garden benches stained!
Thanks to the 20 adult volunteers and multiple children who showed up to improve our site!!
Next Greening Work Day: Dec 2
pictures courtesy of Mi Zhou (c) 2018
Our community of students, parents and teachers learn to clap the clave, dance the rumba, and sing along with Tradiciones del Guaso as they share a little musical history and culture from the island of Cuba.