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Theodore Judah is Popping

pictureCalling all you fall partiers. TJ is bursting with events. All proceeds to go to the students!

Taste & Toast Block Party at Compton’s Market!-Oct 4th, 12:00-4:00 Purchase tickets online!

Pony rides, Kids activities, bounce houses, Beer Garden, BBQ and MORE! Come support the arts and science programs at your neighborhood school.
**Save the Date** Harvest Festival, Oct 24th from 4:30-7:30 at Judah! This is sure to be the best year ever. Food Trucks, Carnival Games, Hay Maze, Cake Walk, fun, friends and great community all to support the teachers classrooms! Don’t miss one of the biggest events of the year, costumes encouraged! Pre-sale Unlimited Wrist Bands $15 are on sale now (includes 2 tickets for cake walk and hay maze entry), individual tickets are $0.25 each!
Walk to School Day: October 8th-
Walk or Roll to school on National Walk to School day. Plan to meet up with a friend or a neighbor and walk to school! There will be a group gathering at Compton’s Market meeting at 7:45 and 8:00am and a greeter at Shepard Art & Garden Center on Mckinley. We challenge you to make it a habit and stretch yourself for “Walk to School WEEK!” Good for your mind, body and the earth!


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Neighbor Steps Up to Fund Judah Landscaping

picturePaige Dunsmore, a 19-year resident of McKinley Park and children’s book author, frequently walks her dogs past Theodore Judah Elementary.

It was on one of these summer strolls that she realized she could have an impact on her neighborhood.

“The front of the school obviously needed help,” said Dunsmore. “Although I don’t have kids, I have a vested interest in Theodore Judah. This is my community. I wanted the children attending to feel proud of where they went to school.”

So Dunsmore got busy — really busy. With school starting in just a matter of days, Dunsmore reached out to Greco Landscaping, of Sacramento, to overhaul the school’s entrance. The team, including Dunsmore herself, quickly got their hands dirty planting low water, low maintenance perennials, shrubs and bushes, as well as overhauling the school’s sprinkler system.

“The project was contagious,” said Dunsmore. “When Greco found out that I was personally funding the job, they were so impressed that they discounted their services. Neighbors seeing the work that was done, picked up shovels eager to help, came by with cameras – all wanting to take part.”

The results are impressive.

“The front of the school has been cherished and worked on by the community for many years,” said Principal Corrie Celeste of Theodore Judah Elementary. “Approximately four years ago, the community worked together to design and enhance the landscaping of the front.

Volunteers subsequently contributed hours by pulling weeds and pruning. This summer we were due again for a spruce up. As we were assessing the need, a generous donor came forth. We are incredibly grateful to Paige for her contribution.”

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