Earth Day Groceries
Reports from 1998 Participants
This is Part 9, including reports from schools 368 to 393, received on May 1 - 7.
Clicking on a linked location will take you to the participant page for that location. If you would like to write to any of the participants, click on their email address.
Use the Guestbook or email to send in your reports.
(Remember to include
your school name, location, and number of bags decorated)
The most recent reports are listed at the top of this page.
Now that the flurry of reports coming in has slowed down a little, it's
time to finally write the report from Arbor Heights Elementary School in
Seattle, Washington - the school that started this project!
Our school decorated 390 beautiful grocery bags, and the third graders in
Room 12 delivered them to our neighborhood Safeway (for the fifth year in
a row!) on April 21st. We had a nice walk down to the store, as it was a
beautful, sunny day. Yes, sometimes the sun shines in Seattle! The
assistant manager, Julie, received our bags and sent us on our way with
soda pop and cookies. Thanks, Julie! We left her our 4' inflatable earth
to leave on display in the store for a few days.
I'd like to extend a special thanks to all the students in Room 12. They
worked very hard - speaking to other classes, editing 390 (!) bags,
posting all the email reports and dots on the huge map in our school, and
making sure everything looked great! You did a wonderful job!
Arbor Heights Elementary School
Happy Earth Day from Aspen Ridge Elementary School in Michigan's
beautiful Upper Michigan! We are located in Ishpeming, just a few short miles
from the shores of Lake Superior! My kindergarten classes are in the process
of decorating 48 bags to be used at a local chain of food stores. I will be
sure to let everyone at our school know about this great idea and hope you will
be hearing from them soon!
Mrs. J. Harrington (email@example.com)
Aspen Ridge Elementary
This year our school participated in the 1998 Earth Day Groceries
Project. Our students decorated about 150 grocery bags and gave them to our
local grocery store. This is our school's first year doing the project
although it has been going on for five years. Some of the students had fun
decorating their bags outside, but other classes were not able to because it
snowed. All the classes had fun decorating the bags with crayons and markers.
Our school had a lot of fun doing the project and we are looking forward to it
next year. We also encourage more schools to do this wonderful project!
Mountain View Core Knowledge School (MTVIEW@rmi.net)
Canon City, Colorado 81212
OUR STUDENTS , DEANNA, CHRIS, CASSIE, CARRIE, ALEX, GLENDA,
LAURIE, ALEXIS, RAY AND LENA DECORATED 100 BAGS FOR SOUTH BAY
STOP & SHOP.
480 students at Brimhall Elementary School in Roseville, Minnesota,
participated in the 1998
Earth Day Groceries Project. Students (grades 1 through 6) decorated grocery
bags, donated by Byerly's. The bags
were displayed and distributed at Byerly's on Earth Day. We really enjoyed
being a part of this
worthwhile project. It was a great opportunity to work together as a team,
both within our school
and with our community to help raise environmental awareness!
Amy Weatherly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Brimhall Elementary School
Walnut Hill Elementary decorated 400 grocery bags for Albertsons
store. The store displayed some of the bags and sent the rest out with
The students had a wonderful time decorating and enjoyed learning how to save
This activity will become an anual one-Thanks!!!
Walnut Hill Elementary
This is the first year for our school to participate. We are a small rural
school with one room of each grade K-6. We decorated 225 bags and distributed
them to two local grocery stores. The students enjoyed the project and did a
great job. We also sent announcements to the local newspaper.
Kelly Terwilliger (email@example.com)
This is the first year that Kittredge Magnet participated in the
Earth Day Groceries Project. The 6th grade students decorated 120 bags,
donated by Kroger. The students had a great time deciding what environmental
message to paint on the paper bags. I hope to have the rest of the school
joining us next year for this wonderful project.
Kristin Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kittredge Magnet School
I decorated 26 bags for the Earth Week project. I also went to our local
Jewel-Osco and persuaded people
to use paper bags not plastic for Earth Week. I would like you to e-mail me
and tell me how the project went.
St. Michaels Elementary School
Hello Again! This is Theresa Emmolo from New Milford, NJ and I am writing to
you with an update for our Earth Day Groceries Project 1998. Our two K-3
elementary schools B.F. Gibbs School and Berkley School both participated and
through the combined efforts of our teachers, administrators, parents,
students, and local Shop Rite, we were able to decorate 650 grocery bags! This
was a wonderful feat for our first year! Everyone was very excited about this
project and worked very hard. The bags were beautiful and meaningful. Many
thanks to everyone who participated. What a wonderful way to share and
celebrate Earth Day!
Theresa Emmolo (Tmarie93k@aol.com)
B.F. Gibbs School
Children from the Clara Peterson Grade School (K-3rd grades) decorated 243
grocery bags in celebration of Earth Day. The local Paxton IGA donated and
distributed the decorated grocery bags during "Earth Week." In addition, Youth
Action Kits were obtained from the American Forest and Paper Assocation and
distributed to all children at the school (K-5th grade). The Paxton Jr.
Woman's Club coordinated the event.
Susan Heyen (email@example.com)
Clara Peterson Grade School
Sycamore's ECOS club (the Environmental Club Of Sycamore) sponsored
the grocery bags project this year. As far as we know, we were the only school
in Indianpolis, IN to participate. We decorated 492 bags and distributed them
to our local Kroger grocery store. It was a great project! More bags next
Kara F. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edison Elementary School had 358 students colored 476 bags this
year. Waremart Foods was the participating store. We are located
in Kennewick, WA. We just added a pre-school this year and they
also colored bags. So we had P-5 grades involved in this. Happy
Earth Day everyone!! See ya next year.
Brian Monk - email@example.com
Our school participated in the Earth Day Grocery project. We have
K-4 students. We decorated approximately 100 bags.
Mary Downs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Humboldt Elementary School
Our school decorated approximately 250 bags for Earth Day. This included first
thru fifth grades.
The children really enjoyed the activity, and I almost hated giving their bags
away. some of them were absolutely beautiful. I'm sure people who received
them would agree.
One thing you might mention is to be sure that the students do not use marker,
as it would run, and make the clients and customers unhappy.
Thanks for providing us with such a great idea...fun, easy, and valuable!
Dana Donahoe (ADonahoe@aol.com)
Please add us to the list of schools that participated in the grocery
bag earth day project.
We are a small school of 43 students, 13 fifth and sixth graders
decorated 56 bags for two local stores. Thanks, Mrs. Lauer and the 5th
and 6th graders.
Dennis Lauer email@example.com
St. Mary's School
145 6th Street
Hilbert, WI 54129
This is the second year Northwest School in Lincoln, Illinois participated.
We had a great time decorating 189 bags and delivering them to our local
Krogers. Thanks again for sponsoring a great project.
Tamara L. Barcalow firstname.lastname@example.org
Our school Woodland Hills Elementary decorated 450 grocery bags which
were donated to us by Holiday Foods IGA here in Kingwood (outside of Houston).
Two local newspapers reported on our project and included our pictures! It was
a really great Earth Day project. Thank you!
Sharon Pierson (SFPierson@aol.com)
Woodland Hills Elementary
My name is George T. Gross, Sr., President of Jasper County
Cattlemen's Association of the Missouri Cattlemen's Association. Sorry
about the late notice but the Carthage Missouri Elementary Schools had 824
children do a total of 824 bags for Earth Day. I am waiting for the other
elementary schools to report in.
George Gross email@example.com
Have a change for you. I have one other school to participate from Jasper
County, representing the Jasper County Cattlemen's Association. This
school is from Sarcoxie, Missouri with 358 elementary kids participating.
48 students participated in decorating 497 paper grocery bags (we had
mistakes on 3, so it couldn't be an even 500) that were provided to us by the
Pasco, Washington Food Pavilion store.
The manager, David Weber, enthusiastically agreed to join us in this
celebration of our Earth's birthday.
We plan on becoming long-time participants in the Earth Day Grocery project.
The Tri-City Herald sent out a photographer to capture the action on film and
there was a big photo in our newspaper on page 3.
Teen-agers are very conscious of our environment and what needs to be done to
help save it. My students thoroughly enjoyed this activity!
Nancy Harville (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Columbia High School
This is the second year Webster Elementary has participated
in the Earth Day Groceries Project. We have 318 students in
K - 6th and we decorated 309 bags. We owe our success to the
two grocery stores in Webster, Al's Lake Area Foods and Mike's
Jack and Jill. They so graciously donated the bags and distributed
them on Earth Day.
The students have fun with the project and we plan to participate
again next year.
Linda Meyer (email@example.com)
Webster Elementary School
Wedgewood Wranglers decorated over 500 paper bags to be distributed
at Albertson's, in Friendswood. It was a great break from preparing for the
TAAS. The bags were decorated with the theme "How can I protect the
environment". Special thanks to Albertson's Store Manager - Roger Eads, Dr.
Wyatt (Principal), the teachers and all the kids for their wonderfully
decorated grocery bags. This year we had 23 classes participate and next year
we hope to have all classes to help.
Scott Palmer - PTA Enviro. Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On April 23rd we held our 4th annual Earth Day Fair. About 35
schools were involved. We partnered with the Super Foodtown of Oakhurst, NJ to
provide the Earth Day Grocery Bags as one of our activities for the students
who attended. This was our first year and we decorated 101 bags.
The kids loved having a chance to educate adults. Reports from the store
indicated that the management and shoppers were pleased as well. We plan to
continue with this project next year and we are hopeful that we will be able to
increase the number of decorated bags.
Linda Brennen (email@example.com)
County-wide Earth Day Fair
Amy and I are apprentices in the Career Development Program. This
semester we are in Lisa Fleming's 3rd grade class at Chamiza Elementary School.
Our Class theme is Mother Earth, so this project fit in nicely. We started
out with a class brainstorm of what we knew about recycling, Earth Day and the
environment. Next we researched facts about recycling and waste. All in all,
we decorated over 100 grocery bags, each with an Earth Day fact, cathcy slogan,
and colorful artwork. We delivered them to Smith's Grocery Store in Taylor
Ranch, on the west side of Albuquerque. They were excited about the project and
even made up signs and displayed some bags in their front window. On Earth Day
we delivered the bags, and also baked cookies in the Solar Ovens we built the
day before. Then we had a seedling-planting party. Earth Day is every day.
Jessica Schurtman & Amy Van Graafeiland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
All of our students at Clara Tyner Elementary from kindergarten to
Grade 6 decorated a large paper grocery bag donated from our Ottewell community
IGA grocery store. In total we decorated 185 grocery bags. This is the first
year we have been involved in this project and hope to make it a yearly
tradition. It is a wonderful way to get the message out to the community that
the children at Clara Tyner care about their environment!
Sandra Gluth (email@example.com)
Clara Tyner Elementary
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Happy Earth Day, 1998!
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