PS7 Surprise Project
While students and teachers were on Fall Break, several staff members from PS7 Elementary and the St. HOPE Public Schools Home Office participated in a two-day campus improvement service project as a surprise for returning students. The 5,360 square foot space, which was overgrown with dead grass and weeds for years, was transformed into a beautiful outdoor quad that will be used as an outdoor classroom and lunch area for students.
Funding for the project was raised through the generosity of donors during last year’s Big Day of Giving effort, as well as a huge donation from The Home Depot of Sacramento – Florin Road Store.
The new space is covered with mulch, and includes several hay bales for students to sit or work on, along with giant planter boxes designated for each grade to cultivate and grow selected plants. Future plans for the project include a shade cover and picnic tables.
“We hope to add more to the project, but it’s already made a huge difference for our campus. I am especially excited for our scholars to know and see the hard work that has been put into this area that was definitely an eyesore. Now they can walk by it with pride and excitement, and they have an amazing space to work and play!” – Elisha Ferguson, PS7 Elementary Vice Principal.