Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Class of 2014 will plant 35 crepe myrtles on Th, Fri, Oct 28, 29; parent with pick-up truck needed for picking up treelings at Akin's Nursery

Cmhs crepe myrtle day
Originally uploaded by trudeau
The largest tree planting in Shreveport-Bossier in October will be
produced by the Class of 2014 at Magnet on Oct 28 &29 (Th, Fri).

Your contributions will enable the class to plant thirty-five crepe
myrtles on the Magnet campus.

Contribute ones, fives, tens or even quarters to the class fund.
Parents, please send cash or make checks to Caddo Magnet High School.

The planting will take place during social studies classes on Oct 28 &
29. The digging, adding of landscape soil, chopping of dirt clumps, back filling, leveling and watering will be conducted by the students.

Parents who can chaperone on those days are welcome! Please email Robert Trudeau at for info.

Student volunteers must bring shovels to Magnet to enable the planting
to take place. Loaning the shovels for 2 days equals bonus credit in
social studies. Shovels must be marked with a name to ensure the
post-planting identification. We also need water hoses.

A parent with a pick-up truck is needed. The volunteer will drive to Akin's Nursery the morning of Oct 28 to pick up the crepe myrtles (they can be packed to fit a pick-up, says Foster Cook, owner of Akins). The treelings will be needed at Magnet - on the running track north of E wing - at about 8:45 am.

Following the planting, teachers will have the option of allowing students to share food contributions in a Mexican foods picnic. The lesson will be on Dia de los Muertos.

Contributions will be collected in E 205 and by social studies teachers. Parents may also drop off monetary contributions in the office.