Live Oak Elementary to celebrate new shade structure

Ribbon-cutting set during Harvest Festival at San Ramon campus Saturday

San Ramon's Live Oak Elementary School is set to hold a special ribbon-cutting for its new shade structure during the school's Harvest Festival this Saturday.

The new outdoor amenity, funded primarily through the Live Oak Parent Teacher Association and school site funds, shades the amphitheater to offer a more comfortable setting for students to eat lunch outside, as well as to provide more opportunities for Live Oak to host school festivals, assemblies and performances, school officials said.

"We are so excited to have this new shade structure as our students and families use the amphitheater on a regular basis. The shade provided will keep our students cool during outside lunch and school events and activities," Live Oak principal Nadine Rosenzweig said in a statement this week.

School and community leaders, along with parents, students and district staff, will cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new shade structure at noon Saturday.

The Harvest Festival, which is open to the public, will run from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Live Oak, 5151 Sherwood Way in San Ramon.

The fall event will include a costume parade, entertainment, cake walk, cake bake, pumpkin carving, science table, juggler, magician, watermelon-eating contest, carnival alley and plenty of food, school officials said.

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