Growing Healthy Waves’ mission is to change the taste palates of PreK to 6th grade children so that they feel confident and comfortable eating fresh, nutrient-rich foods. Our students are involved in gardening, trying new foods in the cafeteria and making connections with locally-sourced fruits and vegetables.
Through an exploratory concept, students will experience the STEM-based areas of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Students participate in STEM concepts such as collaboration with business partnerships, creative thinking and diverse opportunities, which harness students’ strengths. Our student will have the ability to solve real-world, work-based issues, with a STEM approach, creating a pathway opportunity for college and career readiness.
After several months of work, students present a culmination service project as part of the graduation requirements. Students’ presentations display the evolution of the projects and during the community-wide display, students are on hand to answer questions and discuss the impact of the service-based activity.
Summer Opportunity Camps are held each week during the month of June at Lawndale Elementary School.We host several different camps each week for different grade levels. We have science, technology, engineering, art, and math camps.
Reading is “brain food” for our children. Reading “feeds” our children with knowledge and a broad vocabulary. It fosters a love of books and learning.
TPSD is launching a reading campaign this year called “Take 20” encouraging parents/guardians to listen to your K-3rd grader read aloud for 20 minutes nightly and to be sure your child’s daily logs are signed. Look for weekly messages on simple reading strategies via text messaging, FB posts, Twitter posts and on our digital billboards.
Remember, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We thank you for supporting this initiative.
Looking for more ways to help your child read aloud at home? Click on the following links for some helpful resources.