The Manteca, Tracy and Calaveras school districts have joined a campaign that highlights California-grown food in cafeterias. Turlock last year was one of the first in the program, where a different food is featured every Thursday.
Mary Ann Sanders Elementary School in northeast Modesto had a Community Beautification Day on Friday. The school had “Orchard Supply Hardware, who donated soil plants and supplies, students, teachers, and some parents ‘beautifying’ our campus with plant bed makeovers,” Principal Carrie said. Other students, she said, worked in areas to pick up trash, sweep, clean tables and otherwise improve the campus.
Stanislaus County public health officials responded this week to a case of meningitis involving a student at Fair Oaks Elementary School in Oakdale. Dr. John Walker, county public health officer, said the 8-year-old boy was hospitalized and returned home Friday.