District Hosts 8th Annual Community Fair

District Hosts 8th Annual Community Fair
Posted on 05/31/2024

Empowering Community Through Connections was the theme of Mountain View School District’s 8th Annual Community Fair which provided valuable resources in the areas of health, nutrition, wellness, literacy, education and sports.

     Families enjoyed browsing through the many booths as well as the Family Center which featured beautiful student created artwork, writings and robotics enrichment.   The Twin Lakes School Band and Baker School’s Cheerleaders provided entertainment and attendees were able to take part in family art activities focused on social emotional wellness, exercise with fun games and obstacle courses, and learn more about the District’s Community Schools grants. 

     MVSD’s Nutrition Services Department partnered with the LA County Office of Education’s Thriving Schools Initiative team and provided helpful nutrition and wellness tips and gave away hats, aprons, and cookbooks to attendees who participated in the Rethink Your Drink spin wheel. The team from the Fruit Guys provided delicious peaches and lychees and City of Hope sponsored a Farmer's Market. Fresh produce, donated by the LA Regional Food Bank, was distributed by Seeds of Hope with attendees receiving fresh blueberries, romaine lettuce, red bell peppers, onions, green beans, apples, and avocados. Additionally, various seedlings were given out such as tomatoes, fennel, and sweet peppers. Families were also treated to samples of delicious Gumbo made with fresh produce by Seeds of Hope.

      “We greatly appreciate our many community partners for collaborating with us and being here to provide our families with vital information and resources that supports their health and quality of life,” said Priscilla Figueroa, Director Family Engagement, Extended Learning and Migrant Education.  “It’s wonderful to see our families enjoying the event.”    

     The large crowd had a good time visiting the many booths and gathering important information on services available in the community including health providers, wellness, nutrition, college readiness, city services, educational support, youth sports, adult education, recreation, self-defense, parent education, MVSD’s library and preschool programs and more.

        The annual Community Fair supports the District’s wellness mission of creating an environment that supports and advocates for lifelong healthy eating habits, physical activity and mental wellness.  MVSD is dedicated to students’ health, well-being, and their ability to learn and is grateful to the community partners for participating in the event.             

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