Tobie Garcia, Montessori CoachA:
Ms. Tobie is stepping into the new role of Montessori Coach. She is a second-generation Montessori teacher, who also attended a public Montessori school in Louisville, Kentucky where she grew up. Ms. Tobie received her BA in Human Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development. She holds a primary diploma from The Montessori Institute of Advanced Studies (AMS) and an elementary diploma from Montessori Northwest (AMI). Ms. Tobie has been with UMCS since 2019 and is excited to continue to bring cosmic education to the children of Oakland.
Urban Montessori has secured one of eight total Growing Green Communities (GGC) grants in California administered by California Releaf and sponsored by PG&E. GGC is an urban forest incubator grant to engage new community-based organizations in tree-planting activities within PG&E’s five service regions. The program encourages community-based organizations to plant trees as a way to grow greener, stronger, and healthier neighborhoods, bringing many benefits,
including cleaner air, cooler temperatures, and stronger social bonding. UMCS is adjacent to the 580 freeway and has no natural shade in its asphalt yard.
Tree Planting Event:
Saturday, March 25th, 2023
9 am: Volunteer Training led by 100k Trees for Humanity
9:30-12 pm: 25+ staff & volunteers plant 30 trees at UMCS
12-1 pm: Ribbon cutting/address by TBD City of Oakland leadership
1-4 pm: UMCS annual community plant and bake sale (open to the public)
Urban Montessori Charter School
4551 Steele Street
Oakland, CA 94619
WHO: Educators, staff, parents & students of Urban Montessori Charter School will work together with community activists & educators from 100k Trees for
Humanity to plant a variety of trees. UMCS will work with the community partners to develop & deliver relevant TK-8 curricula.
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