Kudos & Kindness: Community support of Bijou Community School is overwhelming | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Kudos & Kindness: Community support of Bijou Community School is overwhelming

Provided to the TribuneVolunteers work in a planter at Bijou Community School on May 5.

With our third annual community service day this past weekend, Bijou school and its students once again saw an amazing outpouring of support from our community of South Lake Tahoe. The grant support, the labor support, the supplies support, and the volunteer force made for an another amazing day with improvements to the entire school.

First of all, the grant support from Barton Health Foundation and Echo Grant (Heavenly) allowed the Bijou PTA to purchase an eight-station exercise circuit course for the students and community.

Then, JE Construction (Lupe Estrada and crew) generously donated their time to install the course on our new field with the help of five very resourceful and dedicated Bijou fathers (Nick, John, Mike, Rex and Devere).

Moreover, Bijou Safeway, Tahoe Outdoor Living and Meeks donated supplies for our work day in the form on food and drinks as well as a dumpster, concrete and stepping stones.

Lastly, without the outpouring of volunteers on our actual workday (May 5), we could not have completed the beautification that occurred at Bijou. With the help of more than 80 volunteers ranging from students to parents to South Lake Tahoe Rotarians to teachers to Generation Green, Bijou Community School got another facelift – the entire school grounds were swept, raked and cleaned and many small projects were completed.

Thank you to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to help improve the learning environment of our school. Bijou Community School students and families are incredibly grateful and lucky to have community members and businesses who find the time, energy, and funds to make our world a better place. Thank you!

Kathy Haven

South Lake Tahoe

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