In early-December, the California Department of Food and Agriculture notified Sacramento Country Day School that it has quarantined certain produce as a result of an Oriental Fruit Fly infestation in Sacramento. The quarantine does not affect the safety of the listed fruits and vegetables, just the way in which they are handled and transported.
In order to stop the spread of the fruit fly infestation, Country Day will not be permitted to donate any item on the quarantine list to River City Food Bank or allow students, employees or community members to take those items outside of the quarantine zone. Quarantined items may still be consumed on campus. The quarantine is projected to last through May 2019.
Country Day Garden Coordinator Michael Covey and Middle School Science Teacher Aleitha Burns have adjusted garden operations in accordance with the quarantine with minimal impact to the school.
A complete list of quarantined items is available here.
More information about this quarantine, including a detailed map of the quarantine zone, is available on the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s website.
From our social emotional learning curriculum to our commitment to “student centered” pathways, Country Day’s dynamic Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade program is one of the best investments in your child’s future you will ever make.
Sacramento, CA – On Thursday, November 15, Sacramento Country Day School will host its 8th Annual Turkey Drive benefiting Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Initiated by the Class of 2019 as fifth grade students in 2011, Country Day’s Annual Turkey Drive has become a special annual school-wide community giving tradition.
Each year, Country Day collects turkeys to provide a Thanksgiving meal for local families in need. Faculty, parent and student volunteers collect fresh and frozen turkeys at morning drop off. The Turkey Drive has come a long way since its first year, when it collected 101 turkeys. In 2017, Country Day families donated an impressive 446 turkeys and $1,660 in cash donations. This year, students have set the goal of collecting 500 turkeys during the drive.
This week, Head of School Lee Thomsen published a new blog: “The Benefits of a Holistic and Dynamic Country Day Education.” In the post, he details how Country Day’s program is truly unique and how we equip students from the earliest ages with the academic and social-emotional habits and skills needed for success in school and life.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Country Day School, the leading PK-12th grade independent school in the Sacramento region, will highlight its Farm-to-Fork Garden elective class and local food donations at a booth at the Sacramento Farm-to-Fork Festival Saturday, Sept. 29. The booth will also host mini pumpkin and gourd painting, face painting and giveaways.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Country Day School, the leading PK-12 independent school in the Sacramento region, this week released its updated Strategic Plan. The plan consists of three main pillars and outlines specific goals and various actions steps to implement each goal over the next five years.
Head of School Lee Thomsen’s September 2018 blog “How Country Day Inspires Students to Lead” explores what makes one a good leader and how Sacramento Country Day School students learn to lead by making meaningful choices and acting compassionately.
Head of School Lee Thomsen’s August 2018 blog “What it Truly Means to be a Country Day Student“ explores the school’s success in creating a community where children thrive as students as well as productive and compassionate members of society.