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Character Counts

What You Do Matters

Earth Day - A Phoenix Rises!


This fierce creature was created from plastic water bottles collected at Stanley Middle School during a two week period.  During that time, over 1200 single-use water bottles were collected.  The water bottle sculpture was created by local artist, Lara Dutto, for Lafayette's Earth Day and will be on permanent display at the Lafayette Community Garden.  The bottle collection was part of a campaign at Stanley to reduce the use of single-use water bottles on campus.  As part of our ongoing efforts to teach and practice environmental stewardship, we have eliminated plastic water bottles from our hot lunch program.  Students and faculty are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and use our water filling station and drinking fountains.

What You Do Matters with GRO and Opp Knocks


We hope this brings you as much joy and hope in our country's future as it did us. Here are our GRO and OPP KNOCKS kids cooking, delivering and serving a hot meal to a homeless shelter in Concord.

It's so good to see that our messages of "What You Do Matters," and "Character Counts" have been heard and absorbed by many of our students.

As we left the shelter tonight, our kids cheerfully and graciously said goodnight, take care, and thank you to the clients at the shelter. One man commented, "I haven't seen this many beautiful smiles since I was in Disneyland!"

~ Ms. Winter, Ms. Pitts & Ms. Parnas

Canned Food Drive Success!

Stanley Wildcats showed their stuff during this year's Food Drive.  Together our students collected thousands of pounds of food for the Contra Costa Food Bank.  This is a record year for Stanley with over 2,000 pounds more than last year.  We should all feel proud that our students know that their actions matter to those in need in our county.