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Free fruit helps fuel student learning in Las Lomitas district classrooms

Original post made on Jan 10, 2020

After the 45-minute to hourlong bus ride from east of U.S. 101 to the neighboring towns of Menlo Park and Atherton, students grab a piece of fruit before they file into Las Lomitas Elementary and La Entrada Middle school classrooms.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 10, 2020, 11:20 AM

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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:43 am

Wouldn't a better solution be to improve the Bell Haven and EPA schools. All of MP should be part of the MP School District and EPA should be part of the Palo Alto School District.
Every child deserves an equal opportunity to have a quality education without schlepping for an hour to a better school.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:48 am


Free fruit is easier and something that Las Lomitas has control of. Ravenswood School District has been a mess since the 70's so any fix will not be quick or easy.

That said the free fruit idea is a great one. The schools should talk to the residents in their district, I am sure a lot of fruit on local trees is going to waste and can be gathered and given away to the students.

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Posted by Heather Hopkins
a resident of Las Lomitas School
on Jan 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm

Please note that the correct link to rsvp to this event is:

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Posted by Caesar
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Jan 13, 2020 at 3:56 pm

Hey, someone has to teach them how to handle fruit and vegetables right.

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