Last Friday Cathy Avellino, a fifth grade science teacher, took her students to the back lawn of , where they examined the vegetable garden, sat in the school's new outdoor classroom and talked about how plants are grown.
Ross's new gazebo will be a place for kids from all different types of classes to learn, in almost any weather, Avellino said, providing them an escape from the normal classroom day and also a window onto the natural world.
The classroom was made possible by a $2,000 grant through the Braintree Fund for Education and sponsored and Sustainable Weymouth, and also by way of the helping hands of Ross parents.
A plaque on the gazebo honors Avellino, Dianne Martin fom Sustainable Weymouth, Sustainable Braintree and the following residents:
"Without the help and support of these people, this project would not have been possible, Avellino said during a dedication ceremony on Sunday. She also thanked her husband Vincent.
"It's a wonderful showing," Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg said, "of how one person who has an idea can get many other people involved and end up with something like this."