Miss Montana’s Reading Room – April

April is a busy month and our OST readers are learning about all its holidays – April Fools’ Day, Easter, Passover, Earth Day and Arbor Day. The best part – there are always “hidden” links around the classroom. Thanks to Miss Montana and the The Uncommon Individual Foundation – UIF.

uncommonindividualfoundation #literacy #readers #aprilfoolsday #easter #passover #EarthDay #ArborDay #chestereastside
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Education and Empowerment in Chester Panel Discussion – April 14

Rev. Z will be among four Chester educators and leaders participating in the panel discussion 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday (April 14) on “Education and Empowerment in Chester.” It will feature her work in partnership with Chester stakeholders and leadership in education and social justice.
The event is presented by The Petey Greene Program and co-sponsored by the Swarthmore College Lang Center’s program on Urban Inequity and Incarceration.
Use this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/chesterempowerment

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Senior Media Presbyterian Craftsmen Rebuilding Our Community Garden

Read all about it – today’s Delaware County Daily Times features an article about the Senior Craftsmen from Media Presbyterian Church
rebuilding the Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden. #delcotimes Media Presbyterian Church #stpaulschesterpa #communitygarden #redesign #rebuild #chestereastside

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Thank You Congregation Beth Israel!

Many thanks to our friends at Congregation Beth Israel (Media, Pennsylvania) for purchasing Zoom licenses for the Virtual Out of School Time (OST) program. The licenses allow us to connect coaches (some of whom are synagogue members) with parents and children to continue to deliver vital academic assistance. #zoom #outofschooltime #ost #manythanks #chestereastside

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Thank You Trinity Church!

Many thanks to Trinity Church – Swarthmore and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for their generous gifts for projects in the Chester Eastside – St. Paul’s Community Garden. A donation from the Trinity Outreach Committee provided the needed funding for the garden redesign and a contribution from St. Paul’s was used to purchase the shed. We are blessed.
The garden is one of the many clubs offered in our Out of School Time (OST) program. #communitygarden #generousgifts #redesign #sheds #thankssomuch #chestereastside

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Good Friday

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

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Our Garden Helpers

Chester Eastside is so lucky to have a bevy of garden helpers. In addition to everyone who helped the children plant on Saturday, Doug, Bob and Rev. Peter spread peat moss in the beds and put the final touches on our new shed. #gardening ##peatmoss #helpers #sheds #chestereastside

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The Power of Peat

Can you keep a secret? The garden clubbers put peat pellets in their cups, then Barbara added marigold seeds which will be blooming by Mother’s Day as presents for their moms. We don’t want to spoil the surprise! #mothersday #marigolds #mothersdaygifts #seeds #itsasecret #chestereastside

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Things are blooming!

Our Mother’s Day marigolds are growing with seeds from a packet to ensure success. Jennifer deadheaded last year’s plants and the seeds will be planted near our tomatoes as a companion to keep our hungry friends at bay. #marigolds #tomatoes #companionplanting #deadhead #chestereastside

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