I wanted to share some exciting news with you. Bella Mente Academies recently earned the California Green Ribbon Schools Award. We were one of only two schools in the entire county! There were only 21 schools and two school districts throughout the state to get the award so we are very proud.
The award was given to us based on our efforts to reduce environmental impact and cost; improve the health and wellness of students and staff; and effective environmental sustainability education.
I would like to thank our staff and parents who have helped lead our green efforts and all those who have supported them. Bella Mente offers students and families so many opportunities to learn about our environment, while also improving their health and the health of our plant. From our garden, which provides education along with fruits and vegetables, to our health and wellness events, our school provides a truly immersive environmental education.
This award is just our latest. In addition to the California Green Ribbon Schools award, Bella Mente has been recognized two years in a row in the Bronze category as one of the 518 healthiest schools in America by The Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Again, thank you for all your support, and congratulations to our entire school community for this award is for all of us.
Erin Feeley, Executive Director