October is National Farm to School Month, recognizing the growers who help make healthy meals a part of the school day. To celebrate, students around the Midwest were invited to participate in the Great Lakes Apple Crunch on October 8, enjoying fresh, local apples simultaneously at noon.
Students at St. Anthony of Padua participated, and the 1st graders had a special connection to the event: their teacher, Ms. Sarah Rasch, serves on the Michigan Apple Court to promote the state’s apple industry. Her family grows apples, and they provided gala apples for the students to enjoy.
See photos from the Great Lakes Apple Crunch at St. Anthony in the gallery below or at this link.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School serves more than 260 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more here.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Grand Rapids are an alliance of 31 vibrant learning communities (26 elementary and five high schools) serving more than 6,000 preschool through 12th grade students throughout West Michigan. Our schools inspire young people to grow in Catholic faith and grace, achieve more in school and life, develop creativity and character, and feel welcomed and cherished for their unique gifts. We partner with parents to awaken the whole child to a world of light and life — that grows better and brighter when children reach their potential.