Disney Stars Visit Potrero School
On Tuesday, May 16, Potrero students were visited by television stars of Disney and Nickelodeon. Stars in attendance included: Madisyn Shipman (Game Shakers, Nickelodeon), Gabe Eggerling (The Kicks, Disney), Landry Bender (Best Friends Whenever, Disney), Skai Jackson (Bunk’d, Disney), and Madison Hu (Bizaardvark, Disney). All of these stars are teen supporters of No Kid Hungry, a campaign through non-profit Share Our Strength that aims to ensure all kids get the healthy food they need. Share Our Strength team members Quin Shaw, Clay Dunn, and Taylor Moore expertly coordinated the event, alongside the EMCSD Child Nutrition Department.
As a part of the event, the teen influencers visited Mrs. Rivera’s second grade class for Breakfast in the Classroom. They talked to students and played a nutrition game. Afterwards, they joined Mrs. Guzman, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Lopez Blanco, and all of the 1st grade students for a big breakfast celebration in the cafeteria. During the celebration, influencers highlighted the importance of the Breakfast in the Classroom program, talked about the importance of a healthy breakfast, and ate breakfast with the students. They also recognized 1st grader Esther Moc, who was the Potrero winner of the “My Perfect Breakfast” contest hosted during March’s National School Breakfast Week. The Potrero Child Nutrition Team of Gloria Bonilla, Velia Diaz, Maria Gamboa, and Alma Gasca prepared Esther’s breakfast, which consisted of French toast sticks, grapes, orange juice, and milk. Even Ester’s dad showed up to enjoy the breakfast alongside Superintendent Dr. Maribel Garcia and her team. The Potrero community was out in force, and celebrated alongside Principal Dr. Teresa Pinedo and Vice Principal Doris Tran.
It was a morning filled with smiles and positive energy. The cafeteria looked beautiful thanks to decorations by Potrero parent and family volunteers. Decorations also included Disney-themed fruit centerpieces prepared by the Child Nutrition Catering Department. Overall, the event was a beautiful example of teamwork, and a great reminder that every day should start with a healthy breakfast.