Courtesy of Sam Perez:
Despite wind, rain and cold temperatures, Tres Pinos School celebrated a “enthusiastically successful” clean-up event this past Saturday.
The event was also held on one of the coldest and wettest days in May. Thanks to parents, teachers, local Clampers and, most importantly, the students of Tres Pinos school, it was a successful event in spite of Mother Nature.
“Working as a school community shows our students that they are part of a working community and they feel ownership of their school. Students are proud to come to Tres Pinos School and help with any areas that improve their school,” state Principal Bronson Mendes-LoBue. “I am very fortunate to be a part of this school community and watch parents, students and community members help to make Tres Pinos School what it is today.”
“It’s amazing what a small group of well-meaning and driven students can do to make their school beautiful,” stated Megan Ophir-Stankovitch, parent and organizer behind the event. “We are educating the children about how to look after their school environment and there really are no limits to our learning.”
She praised the “enthusiastic” atmosphere of the day and hopes similar events will occur in the future.
Members of the Clampers, San Benito County Chapter, even turned out to show their support by planting rose bushes along the front of the school and fixing doors. Their kind acknowledgement at the end of a hard day of working in the rain was a cold, wet hot dog and a warm “thank you”” from the Tres Pinos School students.