Tejeda Middle School PTA
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Tejeda PTA joins forces with Girl Scout Troop 869 to plant
fruit and vegetable gardens on campus.
Members of Girl Scout Troop 869 spent some of their time over the 2017-18 winter break to help Tejeda Middle School Timberwolves lead the pack to health. The troop, with support from the Tejeda Timberwolf PTA, gathered resources and supplies and worked together to build raised garden beds for the Timberwolf campus.
Girl Scout Troop cadettes came up with a plan and organized, developed and constructed the raised beds with the help of troop leader, Deanna Mazzocco.
“Cadettes from Girl Scout Troop 869 enjoyed working on this project. It was special that in addition to moms, dads were excited to join their daughters to complete this project. They always enjoy working as a team to brainstorm different ideas of how to accomplish their goal, compromising in order to pick a plan and then executing their plan. It was very rewarding to see what their hard work could accomplish!”, said Mazzocco.
Hard work and a team effort paid off for the troop and cadettes were able to construct three raised beds to be utilized by students and staff at the Tejeda campus. The Tejeda Timberwolf PTA helped by providing funds and information for the project. Tejeda PTA President Mindy Waters is excited to have the garden area on campus and to have Girl Scout Troop 869 bring the project to the school.
“This is a great way to bring campus and community together for the benefit of everyone at Tejeda. The Timberwolf PTA truly appreciates the efforts of the girls,” said Waters.
The effort made by these girls during winter break is tremendous. They saw the area and came up with a plan to construct the beds. The cadettes got the experience of working together as a team, they got to put something together from scratch and will get the chance to see what will develop in the garden. They are also already learning about how factors such as weather will play a part in the success of the gardens, said Waters.
After the weather warmed up again, cadettes returned to the garden beds to plant potatoes, strawberries and celery. Fertilizer and mulch were added and the beds were watered. The cadettes worked together on the project and enjoyed learning new things.
The girls look forward to helping in the success of the garden and playing a part in bringing an educational opportunity to the Tejeda campus. Girl Scout Troop 869 will help support the garden and encourage Timberwolves to participate and care for the garden area. Gardens are a place of learning and fun from start to finish. They can provide students with educational opportunities from beginning to end and give everyone the chance to participate in a healthy activity.
“I liked being with my friends and doing something good for my school. The power tools were fun to learn how to use!”, said Julia, Timberwolf 6th grader.
It felt good to help the Tejeda campus and it is important to know where your food comes from and this project taught us to think about that", said Karina, KSAT 6th grader.
“ It was a unique and interesting experience to start something from scratch. Im excited to watch the transformation of the garden we planted”, said Abi, Tejeda 6th grader.
Move More, Live Healthy
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes a week of physical activity. Do something you like and will stick with, in order to build a active routine into your lifestyle. Just move more!
For more resources on living a health life, visit the following websites and resources:
Eat Healthy, Eat Smart!!
The American Heart Association recommends healthy, well balanced meals. Visit https://healthyforgood.heart.org/eat-smart to learn tips & tricks to join the movement to be Healthy For Good!
Check out these healthy recipes from the AHA.
Kid-Friendly White Bean and Avocado Wrap
Avocado-Chimichurri Steak with Grilled Asparagus
Try these other healthy Tejeda family recommended recipes:
1 cup quick oats
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup flaxseed
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Dark choc chips
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate for 15 min. Make into 1 to 1 1/2 TBSP balls. Put in freezer for 10 min. Keep in fridge for up to a week.
(Courtesy of Waters family)
(Courtesy of Harris family)
Sheet Pan Blackened Tilapia & Zucchini
(Courtesy of Easley family)
Skillet Chicken Thighs w/ Green Beans & Mushrooms
(Courtesy of Bissen family)