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2018-2019 PTA Executive Board Nominations
President Mireille Barnard
Executive VP Kimberly Daniels
Development VP Tricia Dixon
Membership VP OPEN
Education VP Ana West
Arts VP Kathy Chen
School Community VP Nancy Worley
Communications VP OPEN
Treasurer Scott Shelly
Financial Secretary Kristen Linehan
Secretary Nicole Haines-Denholm
Historian Amanda Kumagai
Parliamentarian Mike Milligan
Interested in an OPEN position? Have questions? Contact Tricia Dixon.
Street & Sidewalk Safety Results
Remember the street and sidewalk safety survey we sent out a couple weeks ago? Well, we had a fantastic response with over 180 parents providing input. Click here to see the results. We passed this data along to the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board to use in their application for an Active Transportation Planning Grant with the City of San Diego. Thank you for sharing your ideas and concerns!
This Week in the Garden: Busy as (Native) Bees!
NOTE: Garden Club will meet THURSDAY this week, Feb. 15th from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
This week in Garden Club, students learned about native bees ... you know, those "other" bees. Mason and leafcutter bees pollinate significantly more effectively than non-native honey bees. Have you ever seen evidence of a leafcutter bee in your garden? They especially like roses. ;) These bees are docile and don't sting (unless squished) because they aren't protecting a queen, a hive or a honey stash. They are solitary bees that work alone. In a honey bee hive there is a hierarchy of the queen, drones, and female workers that are each assigned 1 of 14 specific tasks. Mason and leafcutter bees do all the chores themselves, collecting pollen on their belly vs. pollen baskets on the legs of honey bees. The leafcutters cut a disk of the leaf to build a nest compiled of a cigar shaped row of single cells, each containing an egg and a supply of pollen, while Mason bees use mud! You can gather more sweet info on leafcutter bees HERE.
A big thank you to Jessica from "The Bees Waggle" who most generously donated both a native bee habitat AND an observation house, as well as a few supplies to get us started! Students set up both houses in The Patch, planted wildflower seeds to supply pollen and mixed mud for the mason bees. We also hope to plant a rose bush soon. Then, we'll sit back and keep our fingers crossed for bees to build their nests, pollinating our crops in the process!
Was it soup or was it salad? Garden Club students found out it can be both. In previous weeks on the tasting table, native Miner's Lettuce from our garden was served in salads. This week, students tasted Miner's Lettuce in soup! Gold miners used to eat Miner's Lettuce for the vitamin C. The students loved and devoured the soup! Here is an easy and forgiving recipe that can be used with any type of green.
While we are on the subject of natives, keep an eye on the Natives Garden at the front of the school. Miner's Lettuce - and the other lovely natives - will be in their fullest glory very soon :)
PLEASE NOTE: Our next Garden Club meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 15th (instead of Friday).
Questions about Garden Club? please contact Stephanie Murphy.
Support The Heights While You Shop!
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