November 1, 2016 – Casa Loma Elementary recently offered their students several unique opportunities to help prepare them for success in other facets of life beyond academics.
Two such opportunities emphasized the importance of nutrition. The first event discussed the importance of healthy eating and alternatives to junk food. The kids had a chance to create a “Candy Corn” themed fruit cup with pineapples, mandarin oranges and whipped topping.
The second event included a visit from Food 4 Thought, LLC, a program that brings together small, family-owned farms and local schools to provide student high quality produce at a budget-stretching price. The organization brought a wide variety of fruits and veggies that the students could choose to take home. Carrots, broccoli, pears, cabbage, grapes, cucumbers, plums and many others were available.
Casa Loma students were also the recipients of a generous donation of “Student Dictionaries” from The Rotary Club of Bakersfield. This specialized dictionary is geared to help students expand their writing and vocabulary skills. A member of the Rotary Club of Bakersfield, Fernando Aguirre had this to say, “Students will be able to improve their writing and reading with these dictionaries. They will be able to expand their vocabulary.”