Monday, April 23, 2012

Vista Grande Class Wins $8,000 Grant

Teacher Amy Chmbard, right, and student
Sarah Gonzalez with her parents.

There are now more than 50 new books in Abby Chambard's class at Vista Grande Elementary School in Tierrasanta, thanks to a lot of "Real California Milk" seals and $8,000 from the California Milk Advisory Board.

Chambard's fourth-grade class won the grant as part of the California Milk Advisory Board's Real Seal Appeal Sweepstakes. Families saved 274 "Real California Milk" seals off dairy products, with two-thirds coming from student Sarah Gonzalez, her parents and friends.

The 50 books came from Scholastic Books, which partnered with the Milk Advisory Board. The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB), representing California's dairy families, awarded more than $1.4 million in cash, books and school supply prizes to elementary schools in Southern California as part of the Real Seal Appeal! sweepstakes drawing.

For more information on Vista Grande Elementary, contact principal Mary Calcagno at 858-496-8290.