News from Montford North Star Academy

By Mark Rosenstein The Roots Foundation team is on the MNSA campus on a weekly basis, supporting the implementation of Project Based Learning. We started off the year delving into the study of pollinators. The sixth grade is asking the question; “How do we design and...

News from VANCE

BY Laura Ruby Over at Vance, TRF team ran a Professional Development day in October focused on Project Based Learning… and the entire Vance teaching staff participated! Since then, teachers are fired up to continue working on integrating core curriculum into the...

News from VERNER

By Justin Holt Building a culture of inquiry-based, outdoor learning at the schools we serve is a primary goal of the Foundation. At Verner, we are working with staff to bolster the growth of this culture. In October, TRF staff planned a weeklong immersion in Project...

VANCE First Quarter

The school year is off to a fantastic start and the Roots Foundation team is excited to be working with all of you again. We have teamed up with FEAST to give you all an overview of what’s happening at Vance in this first quarter of the school year. Enjoy the...

Clinton Ave Community Orchard Planting Day

We’re excited to embark on the first phase of a community orchard on Clinton Ave! The Roots Foundation invites you to collaborate on the development of a community orchard on the hillside along Clinton Ave. at Vance Elementary. We will plant a variety of fruit...

Volunteer Appreciation and Milpa Havest Party

The Roots Foundation, in partnership with FEAST, is hosting a “thank you” party and milpa corn harvest celebration at Vance Elementary from 4-6pm on November 17, marking a year since launching the ecological schoolyard project at Vance. 2nd grade teacher Nate Buchanan...

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