|Maggie roses in the box. Note tag.|
Mr. C", an aide in Maggie's class (and someone she adored) made all the arrangements and explained what we were to do. We were to clear these two beds but leave a few flowers for color.
|Mr. C showing us what to do.|
So everyone just got to work
It didn't take long to clear with all that help. Then we could prepare to plant
|Joe Bender (Teacher Joe) and Nurse Janice|
|Steve digging the hole|
|Ms. Laura planting the rose|
Time to water
|Tyre approving the plaque|
|Steve setting the plaque|
|plaque in place|
|father son American Gothic|
Food for everyone!
|after. bed is clear, roses planted, and watered and straw in place|
Now Maggie's garden can take off and add more lovely color to the courtyard. Hopefully more groups will adopt a little part of that courtyard and the transformation will be wonderful. Mission High is in the banana belt of San Francisco - the best weather in the city. The courtyard is protected from the wind, so it is really ideal.
|Eva, Duane, Cesar, Rosa and Janice standing in front of Maggie's bulletin board|
I have to thank everyone at Mission High, and especially the staff of room 223, Miss Rosa, Mr. C., Eva, Duane and Nurse Janice for making this happen. (And Nurse Yasmine who is not in the picture) These people gave Maggie a great year in school and a wonderful sendoff. Her teachers and staff from earlier years, Ms. Taylor, Ms. Derkash and Mr. G (Garrido) and all the paras who helped her get so far and do so well. Thanks also to Mr. Guthertz, Joe Bender, Mark Erickson, Ms. Laura, Theresa and everyone else who made this garden day possible.
Most of all, thanks to the students, special ed and others who made Maggie want to come to school everyday. You were her peeps.
I will miss Mission High but will always appreciate Maggie's time there.