1999 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Hawaii

Ann Pervinkler
Waikoloa Elementary
Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA
Bags decorated: 486
Comments: Our community was surprised and delighted. Teachers called this one a win/win. The village association was having a meeting on Earth Day eve doing literally bags full of business when one group leader said, "We need to end before nine tonight so we can get to the store, have you all seen the bags, I have to have one!
Iolani School
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: Iolani Lower School students participated in the Groceries Project, coordinated by the Science, Art, and Computer departments. Students took pride in this integrated unit of environmental awareness. The colorful and artistic messages depicted in these decorations reflected students' understanding of the need for CONSERVATION, REUSE AND RECYCLING. The support from Foodland Supermarket is much appreciated.

1998 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Hawaii

This year at Moanalua Elementary School, 350 students in 14 classrooms in grades 2, 3, 5, and 6 decorated 500 bags from the Salt Lake Longs store. This project was one of the first multi-grade internet projects we participated in. It allowed teachers, students, parents, and the community to become more aware of environmental issues affecting Earth. Students came up with titles and pictures depicting ways to save the earth. From discussing causes and solutions, the students can now continue their roles as keepers of the earth.
Moanalua Elementary School
Honolulu, Hawaii

Marjorie Y. Serikawa Marjorie_Serikawa@notes.k12.hi.us
My name is Mike I am in 7th grade and I am here to tell you that my teacher Mrs.Noetzel of the 7th grade English class has brought me on to making a couple of decorated bags.With her help and the help of every 7th grade student has made about 320 KTA bags.We recieved the bags from our local store KTA.I am happy to be a part in such a great program as this one.I believe next year,1999 our school, Waimea Elem. and Inter. school will be participating in this program next year.
Mike Anders (mca88@hotmail.com)
Waimea Elem. and Inter. School
Waimea, Hawaii
Our seventh and eighth grade English students decorated 320 grocery bags for KTA, our local grocery store. Students loved this free, fun, easy way to spread awareness about taking care of our planet. Thank you so much for organizing this great project!
Liz Noetzel (idp@aloha.net)
Waimea Intermediate School
Kamuela, Hawaii
(I hope that the attachment reaches you and that you are able to unstuff. Thank you for all your hard work on this Groceries Project. Glenn Fernandez)
Annotation by Janice Nishiki, Grade 2 at Noelani Elementary School
The students of Noelani Elementary School are earth conscious. All grade levels focus on environmental awareness activities and studies throughout the school year. In April, our grocery bag project to help educate our community about the importance of Earth Day and to spread the messages that we would like them to remember.
This year, 250 students from our school completed bags and they were distributed by the Longs Drug store a block away from our school. Students and their families were proud to see shoppers take home bags and to be a part of helping to spread the word - Make Earth Day Everyday!
Noelani School is located in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu. Our valley is rich in Hawaii's history with historical homes and landmarks and anyone who visits the valley is immediately struck by the beauty of lush green mountains, colorful rainbows, and dramatic waterfalls against the majestic mountainside. It is easy to understand why our students value the importance of Earth Day!
Glenn D. Fernandez
Technology Coordinator and Network Administrator
Noelani Elementary School
2655 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

1997 Earth Day Groceries Reports - Hawaii

Students from Noelani Elementary School in Hawaii proudly deocrated 250 bags and delivered them to the Safeway Store in Manoa, where they were distributed to customers on Earth Day. First, second, and fifth graders participated inthis project for the first time this year. They not only learned to become more Earth conscious but also learned the value of sharing this learning with their community. Happy students reported seeing their bags filled with groceries and going home with customers.
Noelani School is located in the lovely green mountain valley of Manoa on the island of Oahu. It is within walking distance of the University of Hawaii Manoa campus and about a mile from the Ly on Arboretum. Thank you for such a great project!
Glenn Fernandez glfernan@hekili.k12.hi.us
Submitted by Janice Nishiki
Second Grade Teacher
Noelani Elementary School
2655 Woodlawn Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
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Twenty-three second grade children from Moanalua Elementary School in Honolulu, Hawaii decorated 50 grocery bags from Salt Lake Safeway. Earth day messages included, "Help Save the Earth", "Save Our Animals", "Save Trees--Recycle", "Keep Our Earth Clean", "Don't Litter", "Don't Pollute", with pictures of healthy sea animals, growing trees, trash cans for rubbish, and clean earth.
This project tied in with an ecology story from their reader and they learned about the importance of taking care of our earth and its resources--their future.
Two children, a parent and I delivered the bags to Safeway on Monday, April 21, 1997 and the assistant manager put them on the check out counters that day. One child brought a bag to school the next day after buying doughnuts for the class. : )
Looking forward to expanding this project to other grade levels next year.
Marge Serikawa, 2nd Grade Teacher
Moanalua Elementary School
Honolulu, Hawaii

We had a great time decorating the bags!! Our school made 656 bags for our local Safeway Supermarket!!!
Princess Nahienaena School Jen@pn.edu
Princess Nahienaena
Lahaina, Hawaii
Grades K-6 participated in the Earth Day project at Keolu Elementary School, in Kailua, Hawaii. Our students will be marching to Safeway in Enchanted Lake today. We are taking the Kindergarten class, who will be escorted by the Technology Club. We have decorated 352 bags for Earth Day, included a link to our Earth Day photos on our web page. This was a great project, plan to participate next year.
Peggy Nakamoto askofb@poi.net