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School Beautification & Education Days

Come help cleanup our campus and make it beautiful…!

Foreman: Richard Ransom – (928) 369-8634 or richardransom22@gmail.com
Team Captain: Debbie Bodin – (928) 527-1677 or debbie@flagstaffcentral.com

 

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FALA Beautification DayThroughout the school year, we will be working to schedule “school cleanup days” where we encourage all of the FALA families to come on down for a few hours to help get campus looking beautiful.  Caring about our campus and its impact on the surrounding community is one of the best ways that we can show our school pride.  And, it is a ton of fun.

Beautification TeamWe will work on developing projects with FALA students, teachers, and staff throughout the year to meet the evolving needs of the FALA campus.  We will be doing our best to make these days as fun and family oriented as possible and include activities for all physical and skill levels.

 

Environmental & D.I.Y. Education

This year, we are also very proud to announce a partnership that our Administration has put together to not only cleanup campus, but to add an educational focus into the mix.  The idea is that there will be a quick “class” or “instruction” about that day’s project prior to beginning so that Beautification Day participants can learn new skills.

For example, we just don’t want to pull all the plants up on campus calling them weeds…

pulling-weeds“We actually need to leave root systems in place because they are holding soil in place. We will be cutting many of the stems of the plants into small pieces and create a natural mulch that is left on the ground. We shouldn’t rip things out, pile them up, and rake the ground and expose it. What some people consider our invasive plants are actually serving a purpose for us right now as transitional plants. We need them in place while we sow and plant native seed. As the native seeds take hold, then we can remove the invasive and non-native plants…” ~ Vrendi Will

School Beautification Days
Are All About

Learning New Do-It-Yourself Skills

Meeting Other Parents & Students

Enjoying Getting Your Hands Dirty

Getting Service Hours for Volunteering

Showing Your School Pride in our Campus!

Help us Keep our School Beautiful!

Event Announcements

Campus Beautification Project

Campus Beautification Project

All parents are invited to join us at the school from 10:00 am to noon on Saturday the 5th for a special art project that will welcome our students to the first day of school. Bring your imagination! Continue >>>

Recycle Grant Approved!

Recycle Grant Approved!

We are happy to announce that our recycling receptacle grant application has been approved by the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Commission!  This gives us $2,000 to purchase outdoor recycle/garbage receptacles to place on the FALA campus over this summer and implement an educational program to get the kids recycling as much of their garbage as possible starting… Continue >>>

Earth Day Pathway Project

Earth Day Pathway Project

Thank you to all of the FALA parents, students, and staff that turned out for our Earth Day  Beautification event on Saturday morning. What a perfect spring day to be outside! With everyone’s help FALA now has a nice path to the campus from the city bus stop. We also wanted to give special appreciation… Continue >>>

It’s Earth Day! Help us give the FALA campus a makeover!

It’s Earth Day! Help us give the FALA campus a makeover!

Come to the Volunteer Corps “Campus Beautification Event” on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 am to Noon. Activities will include pathway building from the city bus stop to the amphitheater, general campus clean up, and placement of our idea box in the office. We would like to do some landscaping along the new pathway. If… Continue >>>

Outdoor Recycling Receptacle Grant

Outdoor Recycling Receptacle Grant

Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the writing of our Neighborhood Sustainability Grant application to get new outdoor recycling receptacles at FALA!   The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Commission should be considering our project for funding on Thursday May 4th. Here’s a link to our application if you would like to take a look.  We are… Continue >>>

Beautification Team Meeting

Just a reminder that the Beautification team is meeting at White Dove Coffee Shop (7th Avenue) on Sat, February 4th at 2:00. Everyone is invited! We will be discussing our next Beautification Day date, possible projects, and…of course, working on applying for the grant that the City of Flag offers which might pay for new FALA… Continue >>>

FALA Beautification Team Roundup

FALA Beautification Team Roundup

Saturday, December 10th at 11:00 am in Room 2 Attention FALA families!  Join us for our next FALA Beautification Day featuring a combination of project planning and school fix-up activities.  Help us fix tools for the horticulture class and brainstorm on a design for building FALA garbage and recycling can corrals.  Meet with other families… Continue >>>

News Article on “Make a Difference Day” in the AZ Daily Sun

News Article on “Make a Difference Day” in the AZ Daily Sun

We’d like to send a special thanks to the folks at the Arizona Daily Sun for posting our October “Make a Difference” in the Community Section of the newspaper on October 21st.  The day was hugely successful and having our local paper announce it makes it even better!   Continue >>>

We Made A Difference!

We Made A Difference!

Thank you to all of the FALA parents, students, and staff that turned out for our successful Campus Beautification event on Saturday morning. What a perfect fall day to be outside! With so many hands helping, we made easy work of removing woodchips at the campus entrance and replacing them with 10 yds³ of gravel. (that’s… Continue >>>

It’s Make a Difference Day!

It’s Make a Difference Day!

Do you want to help make FALA shine? Come to the Volunteer Corps “Campus Beautification Event” on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to Noon at FALA. Activities will include general campus clean up, campus entrance woodchip removal and replacement with gravel, and a mulching project on the FALA Fort Valley Road frontage. Parents, come… Continue >>>

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