Connecticut Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
400 bags
-- Voluntown Elementary School,
Voluntown, CT
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 (
Watertown, Connecticut
Judson School
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 (
West Woods Elementary School
Hamden, Connecticut
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 Project.
Stephanie J. Neborsky (
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 all participated.
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 ( Eli Whitney Elementary Stratford CT

Connecticut Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

Our 4th grade classes decorated 105 grocery bags. It was a great experience!
Kelly Romano
Ruth L. Chaffee Elementary School
Newington, CT

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 Ecology/Literature Week.

Trumbull, Connecticut
Daniels Farm Elementary School
Evelyn Montagnino

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 year!!

Jennifer Leide
Education Director
Bristol Boys & Girls Club
Bristol, CT

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.

Glastonbury, Ct.
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!

Angie Johnson
   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!!!
Candy Dunn
Kathleen Goodwin School Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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