Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Our second grade students worked together with their teachers, Ms. Cacioppo, and the New York City Parks Department to plant around the trees outside of our school. Students wanted to beautify the Woodside community and also give back. Not only did they plant, but they also measured the space in order to make sure they would have enough plants. The NYC Parks Department provided the necessary tools and gave informative talks to students about each step of the planting process. It was hard work to clear the space and prepare it for the beautiful perennial plants!
A big thank you to Ms. Villacorta who led this event with the Special Programs team and Ms. Cacioppo who worked to communicate with the Parks Department and finalize all the details! Each student received a pair of sunglasses from the Parks Department and a certificate of appreciation from Ms. Hwang for participating in the event. Lastly, a shout out the parents who attended and also lent a hand to help with the event! You are all appreciated!
Take a look at our students at work!