Photos by Leonard COUTIN
Families of Mountain Avenue Elementary School
tidied up the school.
Fueled by 15 dozen donut holes, a group of 40 Mountain Avenue Elementary children, their families and their principal Rebeca Witt spent Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon turning the weeds at their school into beautiful flower gardens. Pine needles were piled up and bagged, scraggly plants were pulled and all of the school’s flower beds were cleaned out.
Topiary trimming was at the top of the list this year and so Bubba Bear and Cachina Cat are now looking nice and svelte. Work continues on DeeDee Deer as apparently his head has grown into his tail.
With limited funding, the district gardening staff focuses only on mowing the lawn areas and so it’s up to the students and their families to create their own beautiful environment in the plant and flower beds.
The chair of the event this year was Karen Tyler and she can be reached during the day also at (818) 248-6540.