Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
11,000 bags!
-- Community-wide event (25 schools, 23 grocery stores)
-- Jacksonville, FL
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
120 bags
-- R.R. Moton Elementary School
-- Miami, FL
Based on information received from the Paper Bag Council of the American Forest and Paper Association:
--Central Florida Zoological Park (Seminole county)
-- Lake Monroe, FL
OUR STUDENTS LOVED DECORATING THE BAGS. THERE WERE 625 STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PROJECT . OUR LOCAL WINN DIXIE STORE LOANED US THE BAGS AND THEY ARE DISTRIBUTING THIS WEEKEND. THANK YOU!
LINDA M. GOLIGHTLY (GOLINDAGO@AOL.COM)
HAMMOCK POINTE ELEMENTARY
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Students (grades K-8) from St. Luke's Lutheran School in Oviedo, Florida decorated 500 bags for our local Publix supermarket on Winter Springs Blvd. in Oviedo. We are proud to be a part of this program and hope that our efforts have made others in our community more aware of environmental concerns. We also hope we brought smiles to many faces!!
Kim Tenney, Third Grade Teacher (tenneyc@srynet.com)
St.Luke's Lutheran School
Oviedo, Florida
The fifth graders at Starlight Cove decorated 150 bags which were returned to Publix supermarket and distributed on Earth Day.
Kerrie Kaler (ckaler@gate.net)
Starlight Cove Elementary
Palm Beach County, Florida
Cutler Ridge Elem. 20210 Coral Sea Road in Miami,Fl. has decorated 400 bags for Earth Day.
Grades that participated were Pre-K -3rd. Mrs. LInda Aldridge and Mrs. Susan Thompson were in charge of this project. The bags were donated from Publix Supermarket on Old Cutler Road. Everyone involved was very enthusiastic!
Sue Thompson sthompson@cre.dade.k12.fl.us
Our school has decorated 450 grocery bags and have given them to Winn Dixie to distribute to their patrons. Our ESOL class decorated posters to hang in the windows to let the community know who decorated the bags. This is our first year as we are a brand new school. We had a great turnout!
P. Gunter (gunterp@elc.ocps.k12.fl.us)
Southwood Elementary
Orlando, Florida
This is the second year our school has taken part in the Earth Day grocery bag project. We are a rural PreK through 8th grade school located on the Florida-Georgia border.
Again this year our Junior Beta chapter coordinated this as their Earth Day project. We did 439 bags this year. The bags were supplied to us by a local Winn Dixie store just over the state line in Georgia.
Betty Sue Zant (ZANT_B@popmail.firn.edu)
North Hamilton Elementary School
http://www.asd.com
Jennings, Florida
We decorated 420 bags for Winn Dixie located in Delray Beach, Florida. K, 4th and 5th grades and The Nature Club participated. We had local Media attend the actual decoration of the bags in my class. (K) Thank you for making this worthwhile project available to us, we really enjoyed participating in the project and will continue to do so in the future,
With thoughts of reduce, reuse, recycly every day,
Sandy Doherty (mdoherty@emi.net)
Banyan Creek Elementary
Delray Beach, Fl.
Hi! This is our 2nd year with the Earthday Project! We hope to get out at least 400 bags this year! We ran into a problem of finding "just" brown bags this year! I guess next year we'll have to start looking earlier! Good Luck!
Jackie Wimberly (booklvr818@aol.com)
WA Chapman Elem
Miami, FL
Our Pre-K through second grade school decorated 600 bags for a local grocery store to use to encourage our community to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Linda Petteway (Pettyl@aol.com)
W.W. Irby Elementary
Florida

Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

In Pensacola, Bell South's volunteer group, Bell South Pioneers, delivered 400 grocery bags to schools & back to stores. SS Dixon Elementary, Pace Florida is the only school they have reported to us by name, but two other schools were involved. We'll track down the info & send it along. It's a great project!
Amy Belanger GCEDFL@aol.com
Earth Day Pensacola
We decorated 500 grocery bags for Earth Day. We wrote things like "Have a great Earth Day" and "Don't pollute the earth". We drew pictures of the earth and recycle bins with trash in them. We sent the bags to Winn Dixie. We spent about three days making them.
Lori Kelly and Megan Dodd, 2nd grade
lktice@peganet.com
Alva Elementary School
Alva, Florida
Our class is was very excited to have been involved in such a world wide project. Our second grade class worked with two other classes, Mrs. Pina's and Mrs. Fajet's first grade classes. We had the students decorate their bags and returned them to the local Publix supermarket. This activity was implemented after the students had written an environmental gazette on the different problems and concerns about our environment. The students were thrilled to put into action all they had learned while researching for their gazette. We had a total of 100 grocery bags decorated but look forward to planning ahead and making this a school-wide activity next year. Thank you for providing such a simple, yet very meaningful project for the students. It truly did show them that they can get the word out and make a difference in their community.
Cristina de Cardenas decarc@wmlehman.dade.k12.fl.us
William Lehman Elementary
Miami, Florida
http://wmlehman.dade.k12.fl.us
Kinloch Park Elementary School truly enjoyed participating in the Earth Day project. 921 bags were decorated and returned to the supermarket who supplied the bags. Not only were the students and teachers excited about the project, but the store manager was thrilled. Since Publix Supermarkets is one of our partners in education and donates often to our school, this was a nice way of shoeing our appreciation. We are looking forward to our participation next year. Thank you for a wonderful idea that blends education with community involvement!
Dr. Kim Rubin sunaid@aol.com
Kinloch Park Elementary
Dade County Public Schools
WE HAD A GREAT TIME. WE ARE A PREK THROUGH 8TH GRADE SCHOOL IN EXTREME NORTH FLORIDA. A WINN DIXIE STORE JUST OVER THE STATE LINE IN GEORGIA DONATED THE . THE BAGS TO US. OUR JUNIOR BETA CLUB COORDINATED THE PROJECT. OUR STUDENTS DECORATED 371 BAGS, AND RETURNED THEM TO THE STORE.THE STORE THEN SACKED GROCERIES IN THEM. WE HAVE SOME PICTURES WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND TO YOU.
BETTY SUE ZANT ZANT_B@POPMAIL.FIRN.EDU
NORTH HAMILTON ELEMEMTARY SCHOOL
JENNINGS, FLORIDA
Park Maitland School, in Maitland, Florida, has decorated 450 bags for Goodings Supermarket. All grade levels participated, and students decorated their bags during science class with Earth Day conservation tips and drawings.
In addition, all students and staff will be celebrating this special day by wearing Earth Day t-shirts, and by attending songs, skits, and presentations by each grade level of their special Earth Day projects.
After Earth Day, our computer students will visit the Earth Day Groceries website, and graph the number of bags from each state using spreadsheets!
Thanks for such a wonderful project! Our kids loved it!
Please visit our web site at http://www.parkmaitland.org
Email us at: PMS@socrates.parkmaitland.org
--Laura Cohn, Technology Coordinator
Just to let you know that the students at Plantation Park Elementary School in Plantation, FL (just outside of Ft. Lauderdale) made and delivered 694 bags to our local Publix Grocery store. We had 6 students help bring them to the store and the manager, Mr. Rhodes, was very excited. He put up a banner about our concern for Earth Day &conservation (3 Rs) etc. People really seemed to get a kick out of seeing the artwork that the students had done. We have kindergarten to fifth grade and each student at school made a bag with the help of our art teacher, Mrs. Martineau.
Thanks for the info on this project and we look forward to doing it again next year!
Please let us know the results of this year's effort.
Laurie Halpern halpernl@ix.netcom.com
Miami Gardens Elementary, of Dade County, Florida(Miami, Florida) decorated 400 bags in recognition of Earth Day. These bags were provided by Publix Supermarket, our Dade Business Partner. Everyone involved in the project enjoyed reminding ourselves and shoppers of the importance of preserving the Earth.
The effort was coordinated by teacher John Hunt.
Miami Gardens Elementary miagrdns@icanect.net
M.K. Rawlings Elementary in Gainesville, Florida participated in this wonderful project!!!Approximately 150 children participated schoolwide and are involved in many other Earth week activities, such as adopting a manatee, designing posters and getting involved with recycling activities. We even have an environmental wishing well with children dropping their environmental wishes into the well..."My environmental wish is...................." Every child who participates in the grocery project ( and makes an environmental wish ) receives a certificate, whch states our environmental pledge( I pledge to take care of our planet Earth). The excitement and awareness level is very high...Thanks for the wonderful idea!!! Our local Publix supermarket (Main Street location) donated bags to our school. Manager Don McIntyre said that although they could not reuse the bags for packing store bought goods, he would be willing to display them on the storefront windows!!Hats off to him! We have also invited him to speak at our Earth Day program on the 30th of April (scheduling conflicts!) at which time we will present him with a plaque!! We also hope to get the Gainesville Sun (newspaper) involved and give him some recognition!!!! If you need some more info, just let me know!!!!Thanks again!!Happy Earth Day!!!
Ms. Ronnie Brunny brunnyr@mail.firn.edu,
Earth Day Coordinator and Recycling Captain!!
Hello! We have just finished decorating 625 bags! They look beautiful. The teachers and students really enjoyed the project. I hope the customers at the local supermarket will enjoy them as much as we did!
Jackie Wimberly Booklvr818@aol.com
W.A. Chapman Elementary
Miami
I saw your idea on the internet and thought is was wonderful! Our K-5 grade elementary school, Plew Elementary, in Niceville, FL decorated 600 grocery bags for Delchamps. The children had a wonderful time and it was a great way increase their awareness of Earth Day. Thanks for sharing your ideas via the internet! Looking foward to tracking the progress of the other schools who are participating.
Judy Corbin, 4th grade teacher
c23k17@gnt.net
Hi!
Everyone in our school is so excited about the Earth Day Groceries activity! We have decorated 493 to deliver to Kelley's IGA. The store was more than willing to give us the bags, and hand them out on Earth Day. Our local papers are also covering the story. We are a PreK-5th grade school in Niceville, Florida (near Panama City Beach, Florida.) Thanks again for the wonderful idea. Please send me, via email, the results of the project and the other schools participating.
Christy Corbin, c23k17@gnt.net
4th grade teacher
I am a student in the seventh grade in southern Florida and a member of Kids FACE. I thought your Earth Day project was a great idea! I suggested the idea in my school and recieved a great response. Many teachers were very enthusiastic and willing to get involved. Our local grocery store, Publix, will donate 500 bags. We will begin decorating them this week. Besides coloring the bags I will also teach lessons about recycling and littering to the "special"(retarded and handicapped) children. A news channel and possibly a newspaper will cover this! I will mail you further to give you the project's progress.
We finished about 600 bags. Unfortunately we had no television or newspaper coverage, but we still had fun! Happy Earth Day!
Thanks again for a great idea!
Pammy O'Leary PATRICK_OLEARY@prodigy.net
Save the Earth and send the message in your locality. Have your classes join in the fun to protect our environment. In the city of Opa Locka 150 students from North Dade Middle School will be celebrating Earth day by decorating a grocery bag. Show your Neighborhood how to reduce, reuse and recycle. Come and join us. Save Mother Earth, Now!
Julie Orsini Shakher omnamashiv@aol.com
North Dade Middle School
Opa Locka, Florida

Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

Students in third grade at Miami Country Day School decorated 100 bags.
Participating Classrooms
Mrs. Barbara Brown
Mrs. Barbara Gechtman
Mrs. Shirley Harris
Mrs. Karen McMillan

MS K S MCMILLAN
FLXE28A@prodigy.com


Our entire school participated in the Earth Day Grocery Bag project this year. It was led by our Student Council and, we decorated over 700 bags. Everyone had a fun time! Thanks for the great idea and to Goodings Supermarket for lending the bags!

Hallie Salg
First Grade Teacher/Student Council Coordinator
Orlando, Florida
Washington Shores Elementary
babbler7@gdi.net


We at Bunnell Elementary School in Flagler County, FL decorated a total of 900 bags. It was a great project and we really want to participate again! Want to thank the only grocery store in our town that still uses paper bags--Harris Grocery.

Jane Harris
HARRISJ1@mail.firn.edu


I got your idea off the internet and used it in my final internship of teaching. The whole first grade team loved it. Thanks for making my experience a bit brighter!
Report:
approx. 100 bags
Perkins Magnet Elementary, St. Petersburg, Fl.
(Winn Dixie bags)

Thanks,
Monica Hensley
HeyMon22@aol.com


My name is Lisa Weaver and I teach a 5th grade SLD class at Callahan Intermediate School in Callahan, Florida. We decorated 200 bags from our local grocery store. The kids had a great time. We live close to the east coast of Florida and they included beach scenes on their bags in addition to the pulp and paper scenes from our area. This was a great idea!

Thanks!
Lisa Weaver
lweaver@junix.ju.edu


Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

Our school, Cypress Elementary, Miami, Florida, decorated 500 bags. They were distributed to a Public grocery store. We had great fun decorating the bags. We hope to do this again next year.

Heather and Adriel, 5th grade students
MCNAMAJ@mail.firn.edu

Florida Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994

Our school, Wendell Watson Elementary in Lakeland, Florida, also participated in the "Earth Day" project. Our second and third grade classes sent a total of 250 decorated grocery bags to our local grocery store, Publix. We enjoyed this project and wanted to thank you for the wonderful idea!
Sincerely,
Rhonda Zuehlke
Tawn Walls, etc!!!
From: "Tawn P. Walls 813/853-6060"

I do not know if the total from my school was sent in or not. I am the tech coordinator at Lakeview Middle School in Winter Garden, FL. I passed along the kidsphere activity you designed to the science teachers at my school. They had EVERY student (that's 800) design a bag for our local Publix supermarket. The kids loved it and the store manager thought it was wonderful!
Thanks.
Kelly V. Pounds Technology Coordinator
Lakeview Middle School
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Internet: poundsk@mail.firn.edu
Applelink: poundsk@mail.firn.edu@internet#

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