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May 20, 2022
El Morro Elementary School RAK Pack Takes on Campus Beautification Project
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. - The third-grade team at El Morro Elementary (EMS) created a RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) Pack Club that meets periodically throughout each month at lunch to perform various acts of kindness. With the help of a grant through the Laguna Greenbelt Foundation, assistance from the LBUSD Facilities team, and LBHS student Rain Duong, the RAK Pack created a butterfly garden this year, which has been a great addition to the campus, spreading joy and encouraging butterflies to flourish on the grounds.
Many third-graders have come together thanks to the RAK Pack to complete various kindness projects while discovering the power and importance of being kind and caring. After renovating an old planter into their beautiful new butterfly garden, RAK Pack members created colorful signs for the plants in the garden. Their latest project tasked the students to paint kindness rocks to bring a sea of color to the garden. Students painted rainbows, ladybugs, and bright colored designs on the rocks, then placed them throughout the garden, giving the project its final touch to be ready to attract butterflies onto campus.
“RAK Pack has empowered our third-graders to promote kindness at El Morro through their words and actions,” shared third-grade teacher, Jamie Jameson. “Third-graders also study life science, which includes the life cycle of plants and animals. We thought creating a butterfly garden in the neglected planter between rooms would be a great campus beautification project.”
The garden also includes various posts with facts about butterflies and their life cycle, created by Rain Duong and their Scout troop. When Rain heard about the latest RAK Pack project, they knew it was a perfect opportunity for the troop to get involved, which in turn has helped them toward their goal of earning an Eagle Scout badge.
The new butterfly garden will be loved and cherished by El Morro students and staff for years to come, thanks to the hard work of the RAK Pack!
Additional photos can be found on the LBUSD Pixieset.