Uncertain Location Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1999

Tammy Beadles
Robert B. Grove Elementary
Bags decorated: 628
Comments: The children in our whole school decorated the Earth Day bags in our art class. The children loved doing it. Neat project!!!! They liked doing something for the community.(:
On Wednesday, April 14th, St. John the Baptist School decorated grocery bags with an Earth Day theme. The bags were handed out to lucky shoppers who bought groceries at the Thriftway in Sellwood. Students took markers, crayons, and colored pencils, and drew pictures on the bags. Many of the students put a slogan on it like, "Save Our Earth." Every student attending St. John the Baptist school had the opportunity to decorate two grocery bags. The older students helped the younger students work on their bags.
All the students and teachers enjoyed working together. Matt, an 8th grade student, said, "I liked doing the bags for Earth Day because it reminds people how important the Earth really is."
By: Nick C.
Ellen Kennedy
Parkway Middle School participated in Earth Day. We received 100 bags from Publix on Osceola Parkway. I distributed them to a few teachers and received 40 completed entries. I took them back to Publix and it was greatly appreciated.
Mrs.Paulson's third grade class
Mount Horeb Intermediate Center
Comments: This is Mrs. Paulson's class and our grade level decorated 137 grocery bags. We learned a lot of different ways to save our Earth. We learned how to recycle, reuse, and reduce.
All students at the Number Six School, Lawrence School District, participated in the 1999 Earthday Bag project. There were 376 bags decorated and distributed. It was both a fun and learning experience!
Arlene Glassman
Library Media Specialist
Penny LeBlanc and Janet McFalda
Bedford Elementary
Dearborn Heights District #7
Bags decorated: 84
Comments: We had two 3rd grade classes and one 4th grade class that decorated bags from the local Safway. Many consumers had great things to say about the idea and were very very impressed with the art work the students created. The manager that was not so happy with the idea in the beginning was throughly pleased with the bags.:-) I believe next year our numbers will be higher.
Patricia J. Schaff Campbell
McKinley Brighton Magnet Elementary
Bags decorated: 550
Comments: Thank-you for this project. The children had a wonderful time and it was a great idea. Teachers and administrators thought the idea was terrific!
What a great project! We had a ball doing it and have had great support from the kids and teachers. I took some photos this morning for the local paper and will try to get them to you all for the site. Thank you for developing this idea. We are already thinking of ways to make this even better for our community next year. Please keep me posted on any other projects you guys have going. Our kids are really excited about this!
Thanks again,
Mimi Miller
Kyrene de la Mirada PTA Vice President
Andrea Glezman
Boyne Falls School
Bags decorated: 16
Mr Rotenberg
Bags decorated: 50
Comments: The kids had a great time and the manager was very cooperative. It was a great lesson. I have not gotten a response from the store manager yet. Will be happy to give you a followup
This was a great project. Wilton Manors Elementary School Media Center invited participants to come to Media Center and decorate Earth Day April 22nd bags for our Partner in Excelllence- Publix. It was a great first time success. 100 bags were decorated and promises for much more next day. I think this was a great idea and fun for all.
Andy Griggs
Grape Street Elementary School
Bags decorated: 126
Comments: WE had students in all of our 4th grade classes and some of our fifth graders participate---the idea was a great kickoff and too for motivating the students to learn a bit about our environment. Thanks
Erin Doherty-Faust
Western Salisbury Elementary School
Bags decorated: 23
Comments: It was a super idea and the kids really seemed to enjoy it!!
Bags decorated: 16
Thomas J. Quigley
Clara E. Westropp Elementary School

Uncertain Location Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

I'm just reporting in to tell you that our first Earth Day celebration was a big success. The children had a great time and the teachers were very complimentary. Several asked to borrow materials I had collected to enhance their lesson plans. Giant, our local grocer, distributed all the bags on Earth Day and said that the response from parents of Liberty-Valley students was overwelming. The event was covered by two of the local newspapers. The children were thrilled to get the materials you sent (the pogs were a big hit!). Thanks again for all your support. I hope to make this an annual event and hopefully I'll be contacting you next year.
Thanks again---Pam Kreis
Was just luck I found your web site with this great idea. Thanks and yes, will want to do again next year. Kindergarten through sixth grade students, approximately 300, decorated donated grocery sacks with environmental pictures and slogans. Generated lots of discussion about what WE can do to conserve our earth. Decorated sacks were given to local grocery stores.
Holly Mabry pcd000@mail.connect.more.net
Hello, I am a student at Mackintosh Academy. I would like to inform you that our school colored 156 grocery bags for earth day. Thank you for giving us a chance to be in a project like this.
Mackintosh Academy macacad@earthlink.net
Our school started the project very late, but we are proud of the number of bags that we decorated. My class asked our science teacher, Ms. Thead if we could be in charge of submitting this information to the web site. The following paragraph was written by Ms. Loeber's fourth grade.
At Simpson Elementary School we decorated 344 grocery bags from Publix and Winn Dixie with fun Earth Day pictures and phrases. We made Happy Valentine Day bags into Happy Earth Day bags. We returned the grocery bags to the store so that we could share our knowledge with the community.
Ms. Loeber and her fourth grade class (SimpsonEle@aol.com)
Simpson Elementary School
For the upcoming 1998 Earth Day we are decorating 100 bags. We are a preschool and a daycare. The afterschoolers are decorating the bags and returning them to the store with their very own unique slogans and pictures. We will keep you posted. We are also enclosing a seed packet so the customers can go home and continue thinking about the earth as they dig in the soil!
Debby Hartman (dhartman@iquest.net)
980 State Road 135
Discovery Junction

Uncertain Location Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

I would like to report that Sun Grove Montessori School made and distributed 90 bags this year. Thank you for this opportunity.
Gayle Caston sungrove@inetw.net
The St. Henry School's chapter of Kids For A Clean Environment, 20 members, decorated fifty bags for the Earth Day project. The program is a very creative form of self-expression for the children that they really enjoyed.
Trish Poe kidsface@mindspring.com
chapter sponsor

Uncertain Location Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

This project is a great idea! My school will be joining the effort to "get the word out." We are decorating 400 grocery bags. They will be distributed to the store this afternoon--and handed out tomorrow with groceries in them. The children had a good time with it--their bags are beautiful!
Thank you for allowing us to join your effort!

Yvette Welch/Seventh Grade
In our school, Woodfin Elementary, every student decorated at least one grocery bag for a total of 300. On Earth Day, several fifth-graders went to the grocery store and actually bagged groceries for the customers. This project was a lot of fun for everyone, and we plan to participate again next year. Thank-you for sharing the idea with us.

Sharon Davidson                                      
(Fifth-grade teacher)       

The results of my making Earth Day grocery bags were only 30 bags, but as a result great feelings between the store and the school I work for were established ( the store LOVED them).

Thanks for the great Earth Day art activity,
Racer Rick@aol.com

Uncertain Location Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994

Mark, Our project here at Indian Heights Elementary went very well! We involved the whole school and everyone decorated at least two bags. It seemed to be very well accepted by those participating in the project. We had a total of 953 bags! Looking forward to hearing from you with the total nation-wide. Great project!
Fred Henderson
Science Consultant
Indian Heights Elementary School
From: Janet Flowers

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