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Supporting Gardner Academy
by Kathryn Billington
March 2004

Read an article on
in the July 2003
Willow Glen

Update, August 2003:
HABLEMOS received a $1500 grant from Target Stores
to add music enrichment classes to the
Kindergarten/First Grade curriculum
at Gardner Academy.
Thank you, Target Stores!

Update,March 2004:
HABLEMOS will have a clean-up day
on Saturday, November 8th, at Gardner Academy
from 10 am to 2 pm.
We will have a number of school families and teachers on campus
picking up litter, doing gardening projects, sweeping, raking & cleaning.
Please come help!

North Willow Glen residents Kathryn Billington, Corina Vera and other Gardner Academy parents and teachers have formed a club for parents and others interested in supporting Gardner Academy. HABLEMOS! ‘Supporters of Gardner Academy' is set up as a non-profit with membership granted to anybody interested in supporting the school (you just have to attend one meeting to register your interest). Over 125 teachers & parents have gotten involved in activities so far and it would be great to get additional community involvement.

Much of the club’s effort is going into assuring that the school fully benefits from Measure C dollars during the summer renovations. Additional efforts are now underway to secure Measure F dollars for further improvements to the school. We have been reassured by the school district that despite the budget crisis, Measure C dollars and Measure F dollars will be available to make desperately needed improvements to Gardner’s physical facilities. We are also pursuing funds to upgrade the fencing around the perimeter of the school.

HABLEMOS! has also taken action to improve the school’s appearance. The club organized two school clean-up days, with 100+ hours of volunteer labor spent picking up trash, sweeping, clearing gutters of leaves, planting flowers, etc. HABLEMOS! volunteers also designed and built a new redwood bridge for the on-campus California Science Habitat garden.

The 2003-2004 schedule is as follows - the public is welcome to attend:


Horario de las juntas del proximo ano 2003-2004
Todos los juntas en el Cafeteria de la Academia Gardner a las 6pm

Schedule of General Meetings — 2003 to 2004
All Meetings to Be Held in Gardner Academy Cafeteria at 6pm


Martes, 9 de Septiembre 2003
Tuesday, September 9th, 2003

Martes, 14 de Octubre, 2003
Tuesday, October 14th, 2003

Martes, 18 de Noviembre,2003
Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

Martes, 20 de Enero, 2004
Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

Martes, 9 de Marzo, 2004
Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

Martes, 11 de Mayo, 2004
Tuesday, May 11th, 2004

Martes, 8 de Junio, 2004
Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

For additional information, please contact Kathryn Billington.
Copyright 2003