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October 2012Francis A. Desmares School has won the Bronze Award in the Healthier US School Challenge. On October 4, representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the NJ Department of Agriculture attended an All-School Meeting where school officials were presented with the award and a $500 check during the special assembly.
The supplies for this project were donated by Copper Creek Landscaping of Frenchtown. Our volunteers worked through the hottest days of August and early September to complete this project. Spearheading the work were: Eric and Amy Liszt, Rachel Michaels, Marie Bogroff, Debbie Tyler, Ali Arakelian, and Jackie Fiske. The Buy-a-Brick fundraiser helped support this project.
August 2012Summer 2012
Spring 2012November 2011Eagle Scout, Adam Bindas completed the shed/greenhouse for the Desmares Garden.
It includes a cedar bench for plants.Fall Harvest 2011Summer 2011Spring 2011Chef Janet Carver prepared a fresh salad as part of the Chefs Move to School program and Ms. Brush's class enjoyed spinach they harvested! November 2010Working in the garden! October 2010Veggies are growing! September 2010
Volunteer Day, August 2010Groundbreaking, Spring 2010