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FGCS fetes end-of-year learning


Parents, teachers tour garden, visit bookstore, view mural

The food served at school open houses typically isn’t freshly-picked radishes from the garden down the street. But that’s what Hailey Walker offered to her mom, Kelley, after thoroughly rinsing it in the water tub on the garden patio.

Radishes are spicy; peas are her favorite.

Last Wednesday June 4, students at the Forest Grove Community School on Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove pulled their parents around buildings (and garden plots) during their bi-annual Celebration of Learning event.

Classrooms featured student projects and the garden displayed student-painted birdhouses.

A faux wood door led students and their stooping parents beneath a low-hanging brown paper root to the Reading Roots bookstore. Books donated by parents or purchased using Scholastic Press points piled on shelves and tables to create the free bookstore, where students can earn books by achieving goals.

The evening featured the unveiling of the school “Scholarship, Stewardship, and Citizenship” mural: the school’s mission.