Sunday, November 27, 2022

What is a calorie? - Emma Bryce


We hear about calories all the time: How many calories are in this cookie? How many are burned by doing 100 jumping jacks, or long-distance running, or fidgeting? But what is a calorie, really? And how many of them do we actually need? Emma Bryce explains how a few different factors should go into determining the recommended amount for each person.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by  Qa'ed Mai.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Matt Garcia Foundation 'Community Service Day Cleanup' : Nov. 26th

When: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Where: Matt Garcia Foundation Office, 717 Texas Street, Fairfield, CA 94533

The Matt Garcia Foundation will provide gloves, garbage pickers and buckets for collecting the trash.

Students can earn community service hours. Lunch provided after the cleanup.

For more information www.FFINEST.org

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Friday, November 18, 2022

How do vitamins work? - Ginnie Trinh Nguyen


Vitamins are the building blocks that keep our bodies running; they help build muscle and bone, capture energy, heal wounds and more. But if our body doesn’t create vitamins, how do they get into our system? Ginnie Trinh Nguyen describes what vitamins are, how they get into our bodies -- and why they are so crucial.

Lesson by Ginnie Trinh Nguyen, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

November 15 is America Recycles Day

It is a day to recognize the importance and impact of recycling. Pledge in making a difference today and throughout the year to reduce, reuse and recycle to help protect the environment for future generations.

Recycle Blue Bin
Plastic bottles, jugs, tubs (with recycling codes 1-7), glass bottles and jars with lids, paper, cardboard, cartons, aluminum, steel and tin cans, foil and trays.

Landfill Gray Bin
Straws, plastic utensils, bags, wraps, broken glass or ceramics, food packaging, styrofoam containers and miscellaneous.

Organics Green Bin
All food scraps, plant trimmings, food-soiled or wet paper, wood utensils, and uncoated paper plates.

As part of California’s strategy to combat climate change, State Law (SB1383) now requires all resistants to sort their organics and recyclables from the trash.

For more info visit CALRECYCLE.CA.GOV/ORGANICS/SLCP

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

Spooktoberfest 2022 Downtown Fairfield


Children dressed in their Halloween costumes could be seen walking downtown Fairfield trick or treating at this year’s Spooktoberfest. It was so wonderful seeing all the businesses passing out candy to the trick or treaters. After getting their candy they were able to sit on the grass and watch Casper. 
 
The group from the Missouri Street Theatre, MYST, gave a great A Capella performance. Also, thanks to Gordons Music for always helping us with our sound needs and anything else we ask for.


A BIG shout out to The Matt Garcia Foundation volunteers who always step up to Keep Matt’s Dream Alive. We are forever grateful to our board members, advisory board, and community volunteers.

You have made, and continue to make, The Matt Garcia Foundation what it is and has been for these past 14 years.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Why you procrastinate even when it feels bad


Explore what happens in the brain to trigger procrastination, and what strategies you can use to break the cycle of this harmful practice.

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The report you’ve been putting off is due tomorrow. It’s time to buckle down, open your computer ... and check your phone. Maybe watch your favorite YouTube channel? Or maybe you should just start in the morning? This is the cycle of procrastination. So, why do we procrastinate when we know it’s bad for us? Explore how your body triggers a procrastination response, and how you can break the cycle.

Directed by Vitalii Nebelskyi, and action agency.

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