Seeds of Kindness

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SEEDS OF KINDNESS – Back again for the ’17-’18 school year, CCP students began this year by planting seeds to reflect growth, renewal, and the cultivation of kindness — one of this year’s program themes.   As their first writing and art project, students introduced themselves to one another by interviewing a partner, then writing about them, and finally, painting their portrait.  With the help of volunteer mentors...

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PEN PALS, AND — IT’S A WRAP!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

PEN PALS, AND — IT’S A WRAP! – CCP students celebrated the end of our CCP school year by performing a puppet show and hosting a party for their parents. Kids wrote, produced, and created their own puppets and scenery for the show. Refreshments and visiting followed our celebration of all the kids’ accomplishments this year. Then, CCP kids traveled together to Blossom Hill Elementary School, where they met pen pals with...

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Books, Butterflies, Pablo & Frida

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP kids honored Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo with their own artworks, after completing books about each artist with CCP.  With artist Halina Gallagher’s help, kids created Frida-Pablo “mash-ups” by drawing chalk portraits of Frida in Picasso’s cubist style — and adding their own creative touches.  Halina is an architect, artist and a Science/Art teacher at the fabulous Mulberry School.  ALSO in March:  ...

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A Whale of Time with Monarchs 

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP kids took a trip to Pacific Grove’s Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary recently, where they saw up close one of the gathering places for thousands and thousands of these butterflies annually, near Monterey.  Students observed and learned about the butterflies, in preparation for a mosaic they’re designing, then creating, this spring — eventually to be mounted for public viewing in their own community in San Jose!   ...

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Letter from the President

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CCP students received a letter from President Barak Obama this month, in which he thanked them for writing their own letters to the White House during the final weeks of his presidency. Encouraging them to get involved in the causes they care about, President Obama told them, “Our future will be shaped by your generation’s ideas and willingness to dream big… I can’t wait to see the things you will accomplish.”...

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