New Hampshire Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1999

Sorry this is so late. Some of the teachers in my school wished to participate in the activity, so we had 204 students decorate bags. Hopefully next year more teachers will want to be involved.
Again, I'm sorry I am so late in getting back to you. Hope you can still use the information. It was a fun activity!!!
Catherine DeRosa
Grade 5 Teacher
Broad Street School
390 Broad Street
Nashua, NH 03063
Patricia Lee
Little Harbour
Portsmouth N.H
Bags decorated: 345
Comments: We picked a grocery store that most kids shopped at in Portsmouth. The name of the store is Pic'n Pay. Mrs. Lee asked other teachers who were interested in decorating bags. Fifteen out of twenty-one teachers joined us in our project. Our fifth grade class brainstormed a list of slogans and shared them with all the other classes. The bags were AWESOME!
Julie Lowell
St. Michael's School
Grade 4 Teacher
Berlin, NH 03570
150 bags distributed in our community The students at St. Michael's School in grades (pre-k - 8th) were happy to participate in the earth day bag it projects. The students decorated and sent out great earth day messages to the families in our community. I have attached some of the students work and we hope you enjoy!
Jackie Buck
Dr. Lewis Soule Elementary School
Playcamp Rd. Salem, NH 03079
Bags decorated: 246
Comments: This is the first year that our school has attempted this project. We are a school of first grade through fifth grade. The children were excited to think that someone would be receiving their artwork. My thanks for letting us be a part of your Earth Day project.
Lou Goodman
Northwood School
Northwood, New Hampshire, USA
Bags decorated: 336
Comments: Approximately 250 students in grades k-4 decorated 336 bags. The bags were donated by a small local country store in town called Northwood Country Market, and a large grocery store, Market Basket, in Lee, NH. It was our first involvement with the program and we hope to do even more next year!
Susan Simmons
Epping Middle School
Epping, New Hampshire
Bags decorated: 50
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Golden Brook School
Windham, NH 03087
Bags decorated: 187
Comments: Our second graders decorated the "borrowed" bags and then returned them to our local Shaws in Salem,NH, and Market Basket in Londonderry, NH.The students were excited and enthusiastic about this grade-wide project...and are now hoping they get some feedback after the bags are distributed! We look forward to participating again next year and possibly expanding the project to include the whole school. It is a worthwhile project that is also easy and fun!
Chris Demers
Concord School District
Concord, NH 03301
Bags decorated: 498
Comments: This is a fabulous program. Next year we hope to get every one of the approx. 2000 elementary students to participate. Good luck breaking last year's record!!! See you next year!!!
Helen Corriveau
Belmont Elementary School
Belmont, NH
Bags decorated: 500
Comments: Belmont Elementary school students grades 1 - 5 decorated 500 groceries bags for Shaw's Supermarket in Belmont, NH. They will be distributed on Thursday, April 22nd for Earth Day. They were done in Art classes the week before. The students had a lot of fun! Shaws was very cooperative and enthused about working with the school to get out our Earth Day messages.
Jason Saltmarsh
Bow memorial School
Bow, NH, USA
Bags decorated: 250
Bags decorated: about 400
We're writing to you from the Lancaster School, in Lancaster NH. We are located in northern NH. We just decorated about 400 bags and brought them to our local Butson's Marketplace. We had lots of fun decorating the bags and we hope it will inform and get people to help clean our earth.
Lancaster School
Grade 5
Lancaster NH USA
Bags decorated: 400
Douglas Hoff
Mast Way Elementary School
Lee, NH
My name is Jane Ansaldo and I teach 2nd grade at Dondero Elem. School in Portsmouth, N. H.--our address is 32 Van Buren Ave--03801. I saw the article in my Copy Cat Magazine re: the grocery project and I decided we would give it a try using bags from a local store called Market Basket. We have 12 classes participating each taking 20 bags to be distributed on EArth Day. Keep in touch as I would love to join a yearly adventure to teach kids about how to be involved to help save the earth. It is apart of my environmental issues unit each year!
Good Luck, Jane Ansaldo

New Hampshire Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

We, at PMA, are a school of 420 students, k-8, of hudson, nh. We decorated the bags (some techers opted to send them home for use, while others displayed them for several days, then sent them home to use for recyclables).
Marilyn Gibson (
PMA (Presentation of Mary Academy)
Amherst, NH
We decorated over 250 bags for our local Shaw's supermarket.
J&S Saltmarsh
Bow Memorial School
Bow, NH
5th Grade
Sandwich Central School in Center Sandwich,NH decorated 110 grocery bags for Earth Day which are being distributed today by Jackson Star Market in Meredith,NH. The students were excited and enthusiastic about this project. We made it a whole school event ( we are a very small school!) The students eagerly await feedback on their artwork from the community.
Kathy Ryan
Art Teacher

New Hampshire Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

Hello from New Hampshire! Our rural town of Lyme has a K-8 school(Lyme School) of 204 students and this was the first year we participated in the project. One of our middle school students designed our logo which everyone put on a bag from one of several small, local stores. Most of the bags were done during Art class and were distributed to the stores the week before Earth Week as we were on vacation April 22. Some students shopped at the stores on Earth Day and enjoyed seeing whose bag they received. This is a terrific project and something we'd like to do again!

New Hampshire Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

My name is Mark Schneider and I am technology coordinator for the Newport, New Hampshire public schools. I want to thank you for hosting such an interesting and "do-able" project like this combining the Internet and the artistic skills of the kids!
I am pleased to tell you that one of our elementary schools, Richards School K-3, has decorated 91 grocery bags! Richards School's enrollment is around 50 kids, so Joanne Truell, the teacher heading up the effort there, and the kids really enjoyed themselves. I also know that they were very proud to have their bags used at the local grocery store.
[Towle Elementary, grades 4-6, headed up by teacher Roberta Giroux, decorated 232 bags for Earth day (but they sent their own message).]
Our local newspaper ran a front page picture of the "bagging" while in process! I'll send an image once I scan it into our system.

Thank You Again, and Good Luck in the Future,
Mark W. Schneider
Technology Coordinator
Newport, N.H., Public Schools

I'm writing to you from Towle School in Newprt, NH, which is a town of about 6000 residents. We're located about 30 miles from Hanover, the home of Dartmouth, and I would guess the best landmark to give you an idea of our whereabouts. I teach 6th grade in a 4, 5, 6 building of about 230 students divided between ten classrooms.
Yesterday I delivered 219 decorated grocery bags back to Butson's, the local supermarket which donated the bags. Our art teacher, Patti Warren, lead the creative process during her classes this week.
I hope by this time you've heard from more than 115 was a simple and fun project to participate in!
Thanks for the invitation.... Roberta Giroux
Towle Elementary School

New Hampshire Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

It was great to participate in your project once again. Marlborough School created some fantastic Earth Day grocery bags. Grades K through 8 participated in this project along with three supporting stores. What a great project! We decorated 226 Earth Day Grocery Bags.

Robert Baker
Marlborough Elementary School (K-8)
Marlborough, NH 03455

Elaine Pawski
Nelson School
Keene, NH .......also decorated 50 additional bags with her art classes in Keene, NH

New Hampshire Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994

Thanks for the great idea for Earth Day. I am an 8th grade Science, Language Arts & Computer teacher. For the past 5 years Earth Day has fallen on our spring vacation. This activity worked out great. The kids had a wonderful time decorating bags and they, and the community, became more aware of this important day.
We decorated 180 bags in the 6th, 7th & 8th grade. They will be sent out on earth day through our local grocery store. Thanks for the great idea!
Robert Baker
Charlestown Elementary School
Charlestown, NH 03603

The Bernice A. Ray Elementary School in Hanover, New Hampshire, has prepared 490 bags which will be distributed today by the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Soc.
My two grade sons having each decorated one, are hoping to get their own bags. I guess I'll be buying a lot of groceries today!
The teachers thought this was a great activity. It was particularly good for the week before spring break. Thanks for the suggestion and taking care of coordinating and tallying the results.
Hope this has arrive in enough time to be included in your totals!
Rosemary Connelly
Hanover, New Hampshire
From: Rosemary Connelly

>From Rosemary.Connelly@Dartmouth.EDU
Swift Water Girl Scout Council Brownie Troop #2057 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, has done 60 bags.