Connecticut Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
-- Voluntown Elementary School,
The whole school decorated bags for a local bagel shop. All the
children from K-5 really enjoyed decorating the bags. I have not gotten
comments from the public yet as to how it was received. It was lots of fun! We
decorated 500 bags.
MaryBeth Gallo (MARIKIN@aol.com)
Our K-grade 6 school decorated 869 bags for the Earth Day Groceries
Project. Our school is a K through grade 6 school with approx. 500 students. All classes
participated in the event. Mrs Festa and Mrs Grabarz (two of our first grade
teachers) organized the project in our school. The bags were picked up and
returned to the local Shaws Supermarket to be distributed on Earth Day 1998.
This was a wonderful school wide project!!
Donna Festa (PJF0113@aol.com)
West Woods Elementary School
Fourth grade students at Canterbury Elementary School will decorate
approx. 400 bags and distribute to Better Val-U Supermarket in Canterbury.
Colleen Shine from the Paper Bag Council was instrumental in helping us procure
paper grocery bags and other Earth Day related materials. Canterbury Fourth
Graders are happy to be participating in your Earth Day Groceries Short
Stephanie J. Neborsky (ABBYGIRL@prodigy.net)
Canterbury Elementary School
67 Kitt Road, Canterbury, CT 06331
I am a 4th grade teacher from Weston, CT. 4th and 5th grade students
participated in the Earth Day project. We called it "Operation Paper
Bag". We decorated 400 bags. The principal, secretaries, and teachers
We all had great fun!
We plan to decorate 500 grocery bags donated from Stop and Shop in
Stratford, Ct. on Earth Day 1998. We will do this as one of our class
activities for our whole school Earth Day celebration. The school day is
comprised of guest speakers who instruct us on recycling, caring for the
environment, and respect for flora and fauna. It is a day dedicated to Science
instruction and is enjoyed by students and teachers alike.
Jo-Ann McCann (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eli Whitney Elementary
Connecticut Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
Our 4th grade classes decorated 105 grocery bags. It was a great
Kelly Romano email@example.com
Ruth L. Chaffee Elementary School
Connecticut Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
I'm sorry, forgot about letting you know. We did participate and had
approximately 490 bags decorated and returned to Stop and Shop. The teachers
were very receptive about repeating the project from last year. We also
receive a thank you letter from a citizen who received one of the bags when
she shopped and was delighted with the project.
We are a PreK-3 school, Kathleen Goodwin School in Old Saybrook, CT and as I
said our partner is Stop and Shop Supermarket.
Candy Dunn, Science Coordinator
Our school which is a K-5 elementary school. Decorated 570 grocery
bags for two local stores. This project was done in the media center as one
activity for our Ecology/Literature Week. All students enjoyed the project as
well as many community members that shopped on Earth Day and received one of
the bags decorated by a student from Daniels Farm School. I, Evelyn
Montagnino, the media specialist headed up this project as well as our
Daniels Farm Elementary School
Just wanted to let you know that we participated in this great
project. I went to the local Stop & Shop and presented the project to
the Store Manager. He thought it was a great idea and gave me a
bundle of 500 bags! We decorated 150 of them and returned the rest.
They passed the bags out the weekend of EarthDay. My kids had a great
time doing the bags and we look forward to doing it again next
Bristol Boys & Girls Club
All four first grades at our school worked together to make 500 brown paper
grocery bags. We gave the bags to Gardiner's Grocery Store. People took them
home full of food. We hope people will use these bags again and again.
We decorated the bags by sponge painting, collage, drawing and gluing pictures
and writing slogans. We put birds, trees, flowers, the sun on our bags. We
also wrote slogans like Save the trees, Happy Earth Day, Re-use me.
We had fun making the bags and we liked telling our community.
Buttonball Lane School
Connecticut Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Greetings from Higganum, Connecticut! Wanted to tell you we decorated 302
grocery bags for Earth Day. It was a success1 Thanks for lining up such a
great project! Looking forward to the results!
First Grade Teacher at Burr Elementary in Higganum, CT
Thought you might like to see the flyer that was distributed with our bags.
They were printed on recycled paper. Our kids had a great time and about 475
students made bags that were distributed. I was told that they got some bags
and were excited about using them again.
Thanks for the great Idea!!!
Kathleen Goodwin School Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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