Eagle Update

Dear Families, this is your last robocall for the school year! On behalf of our staff, I want to wish you a restful, fun, adventurous summer! Please know that our office will be open until June 16th. Our invitation only zoo themed summer school runs from June 12-July 17th with no school July 4th. Kids care for LT students will be at

Miwok so that our custodians can do needed maintenance work on our building over the summer. A notice went home providing information about the  Old Adobe School District summer food program that will feed children 0-18 years old for free. Please note that these meals will be at Miwok, not La Tercera. Please visit the Old Adobe School District website for more information. 

Every summer I think about  Luther Burbank, one of our most famous Sonoma County residents,  who developed over 800 strains and varieties of plants in his lifetime and whose house you can visit in downtown Santa Rosa. We strive at La Tercera to educate the whole child. Summer is also a time to discover the world and learn in the beauty of our natural world. Here is Luther Burbank’s advice on education;
“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.” 
― Luther Burbank
I hope to see you out and about this summer. Fondly, Mrs. Hodge

Michele Crncich Hodge, Principal
La Tercera a STEM Elementary School
1600 Albin Way Ÿ Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-4303 (Main) Ÿ (707) 765-4333 Attendance/Fax

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STRAW & Friends

GATE students from around the district partnered up with STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed) and Friends of the Petaluma River to study a local creek.  Both organizations provided water quality test kits which gave student's hands on experience.  Teachers from STRAW gave students lessons at the creek and in the classroom.  At the end our time the students were experts on using and reading pH tests, temperature readings, nitrate tests, phosphate tests, and dissolved oxygen tests.
Our guest teachers helped students develop a deeper understanding about where nitrates and phosphates come from and how each test is affected by various factors.  
A big, big thank you to our friends at STRAW and FOTPR.

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