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Churchill Road Elementary Receives Safe Community Coalition Grant

Churchill Road fifth graders Suzanne Leaptrot, Bailey Wyckoff, Benjamin Higbee, Dike Illoh, Nate Fimbres and Eleanor Richard prepare to transplant seedlings to the cold frames.

Churchill Road fifth graders Suzanne Leaptrot, Bailey Wyckoff, Benjamin Higbee, Dike Illoh, Nate Fimbres and Eleanor Richard prepare to transplant seedlings to the cold frames. Photo by Kim Moran

Churchill Road Elementary School received a $1,000 grant from the Safe Community Coalition (SCC). Debra Maes, Churchill Road’s Environmental Studies Educator, said that the grant will be used to help maintain the cold frames built by the fifth grade students. These cold frames protect the plants from freezing. They have been particularly useful this winter with the colder than average temperatures and have allowed the students to transplant their lettuce, broccoli and sugar pea seedlings from the greenhouse into the raised beds before nighttime temperatures rise above freezing.