Putting the Super in Superhero Schoolyard

It was an epic weekend at Alvarado Elementary for Superhero Saturday! Families and children from across the city convened in Noe Valley, ready to take on a parkour course, flip around on the aerial rig and practice their high flying skills on the Tumble Track, all provided by the world famous AcroSports.


Girl empowerment and STEM education organizations circled around the acrobatic centerpiece, ready to offer information about their programs to eager parents. Little Artistas added an artistic flair to the awesome costumes with on the spot facepainting. And of course, all of the superheroes and their fans were treated with delicious chicken tenders, barbeque pork sandwiches, veggie wraps courtesy of our friends at the Brickyard. Not to mention, because it was National Mac 'n' Cheese day, there was plenty of the delicious cheesy goodness!


A special thanks goes out to Alvarado's Principal Laurie Murdock and District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy for hosting our exciting costume contest. While the competition was fierce, the prize generously donated from Wee Scott ultimately went to an adorable Batgirl and mysterious wizard.


The Alvarado Elementary school is open on weekends from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The schoolyard will be opened by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department and cleaned by the San Francisco Department of Public Works. For any questions or more information about the San Francisco Shared Schoolyard Project, please contact Amy Randel at randela@sfusd.edu or (415) 308 - 6596.

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