For the past 12 weeks, the Youth and Family Resource Center at Clayton B. Wire Elementary School has been working to prepare nine girls to participate in a 5K run through its “Girls on the Run program.”
The program teaches life skills through interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to build confidence through accomplishment while establishing an appreciation of health and fitness.
During their training, the girls created a cheer to represent who they are:
Clayton B. Wire Elementary School parents joined together with Principal Bao Moua and campus Youth and Family Resource Center Coordinator Liz Sterba to organize the school’s first official Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in more than 20 years.
The PTA was officially chartered on October 9 at a meeting with many parents and several teachers in attendance. Maricela Sanchez, parent of a preschooler, kindergartener and second grader at the school was elected president.
Clayton B. Wire Elementary School, in partnership with the school-based Youth and Family Resource Center (YFRC), recognized 88 parents for their contributions to the school at a dinner on Friday, May 25. Parents were provided with Italian-themed food and presented individually with recognition certificates. Also at that event, the parents decided unanimously to pursue re-establishment of a PTA at CB Wire and to better organize and maximize their efforts.
C.B. Wire Elementary School joined with 2,000 other campuses nationwide that participated in “Stand 4 Change” day on Friday, May 4. All around the country, teachers and students took a timeout from traditional classwork to make a stand for an increasingly visible and important lesson in schools: anti-bullying. The rally at C.B. Wire was planned by the sixth grade classes as part of their “Taking a Stand” unit. It was supported by C.B. Wire Youth and Family Resource Center staff. Students marched through the school chanting “Let’s all cheer!
Clayton B. Wire Elementary Principal Bao Moua and the school’s Youth and Family Resource Center (YFRC) last month challenged students to read 40,000 pages in three weeks. The reward for meeting the challenge? Principal Moua would dye her hair green. After all student reading logs were tallied, YFRC Coordinator Liz Sterba was elated to report that students had surpassed their collective goal by 18,000 pages. Principal Moua followed-through on her promise and issued a new challenge for April: If the students read 60,000 pages they will get to pick Principal Moua’s new hair color
Beginning March 1, 24 of our after-school educational and learning enrichment programs will begin serving an estimated 2,500 “supper” meals daily through the At-Risk After-School Supper Program pilot. The meal is in addition to the snack previously provided to students attending after-school programs that run as late as 6 p.m. Suppers will be served between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the snack later.
Supper pilot sites are: John Still Elementary, Freeport, Rosa Parks, Edward Kemble, Cesar Chavez, Parkway, Pacific, Fern Bacon, Woodbine, Harkness, C.P. Huntington, Maple, Nicholas, Ethel I. Baker, PS-7, Fruit Ridge, Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny, C.B. Wire, Elder Creek, Albert Einstein, Washington, Jedediah Smith and Peter Burnett.
The suppers are funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. High-poverty schools (more than 50 percent of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch) are eligible. Reimbursement for at-risk after-school snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for at-risk after-school suppers was formerly available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for at-risk after-school meals to all states.