Maryland Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998
The third grade children at Boonsboro Elementary in Boonsboro, Maryland recently participated in your project. They decorated 100 grocery bags and distributed them to Boonsboro Produce. They were interviewed on our local TV station and an article was written in our local newspaper.
Third Grade Teachers
Jeanne Ecton firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from students at Cromwell Valley Elementary!
430 beautifully decorated bags were delivered to a nearby
supermarket for use on Earth Day. Every student in our school, grades K-5,
helped make the project
a success by making a bag with a personal message on it.
Thanks for helping to organize this effort. We are glad to be a part of it.
Maxine Shindel (email@example.com)
Cromwell Valley Elementary
South Penn Elementary School completed 586 grocery bags. I found the project
through a search engine while looking for Earth day projects. I am a junior at
Frostburg State University in the Elementary Education program. I think this
is an excellent program and it gets the children involved in Earth Day in their
communities. As part of the curriculum, we are required to complete a "service
learning project" - getting the students involved in the community at an early
age. After my graduation I plan on instituting this in my own classroom.
Melanie Daymude (firstname.lastname@example.org)
South Penn Elementary
Cumberland, MD 21502
Dr. Mudd Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland decorated 337 bags that are
being used by our local Food Lion store. They were very cooperative in
donating bags and are currently urging people to reuse our beautiful bags.
This was a great schoolwide project! We'll be using your site to do
follow-up activities such as reading and interpreting charts, reinforcing
map skills, and math calculations. We look forward to participating next
Bonnie Helfrich email@example.com
Coordinator Earth Day Project
Our school received 800 brown bags from Klein's Supermarket.
Approximately 750 were decorated with Earth Day Messages by
students in grades K through 5. The bags will be returned
to Klein's tomorrow (April 17) for distribution on Earth Day.
Our students really enjoyed this activity!
Cindy Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bel Air, Maryland
Maryland Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997
What fun this was! Our students at Havre de Grace, decorated over
500 bags. Each grade level used a different environmental theme. The students
loved the prospect of being involved in a nationwide project. The teachers
loved the ease of the involvement. Our bags were provided by Valu Foods here
in Havre de Grace. The manager said the comments he got from his patrons were
wonderful. Positive things were said about our youngest generation and their
awareness of environmental issues. Thanks for letting us participate!
Terrie Fraer email@example.com
Havre de Grace Elementary
Havre de Grace, MD
What a wonderful idea! The Children truly enjoyed participating. Every
student in grades Pre-K - 5th at Bakerfield Elementary School in Aberdeen
Maryland decorated a grocery bag from Klein's Supermarket. Once decorated
the 517 grocery bags were taken to Klein's and given to customers on Earth
Brenda Y. Greene-Hinton
I think I got your internet site out of a magazine - what a find -
what a great project - what a way to start a national craze!! At our school
about 120 seventh and eighth graders decorated 500 paper bags for Earth Day
We 'borrowed' them from the local Giant store which was more than happy to
donate them. I had initially thought to get another 400 from another store -
but it takes longer to decorate a grocery bag than one would expect! One of my
students received one of 'her own' grocery bags while shopping at the store on
Earth Day! Thanks for the opportunity to participate in a fun yet worthwhile
JoAnne Hoeffner firstname.lastname@example.org
Mardela Middle/High School
Mardela Springs, Maryland
Salem Ave. is in the process of decorating 525 County Market bags.
This is our 2nd year in the project. Beacause so many teachers are busy with
testing I asked for teachers to partcipate voluntarily. Well,
100% elected to "do it agian" this year. The kids love it! The
super market loves it and the teachers love it. Great project...keep it going!
Alan Zube email@example.com
Salem Ave. Elementary
Our school will join in this Earth Day celebration. We have obtained
535 paper grocery bags to decorate from Safeway. We are very excited about
this first time participating in such an earth conscious project. Please
Ellicott City, Maryland
Worthington Elementary School
Mindy Lovalvo firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryland Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996
We did it! My school Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown, MD
decorated over 400 bags from the County Market Grocery Store. The kids
really got into the spirit. Even the pre-school kids participated. Great
project! Keep it going.
Talented & Gifted Resource Teacher
Salem Ave. Elementary School
Thought we would pass on to you that the students in grades 1 - 5 at Barnhart
Elementary in Waldof MD, in conjunction with the local Food Lion, are putting
the finishing touches on 500 bags for Earth Day.
Barbara S. Palko
Maryland Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995
Happy Earth Day!
Bells Mill Elemntary School in Potomac, Maryland decorated
256 grocery bags for Earth Day. We participated in this project
last year and were glad to see your message again this year.
There is a new manager at the grocery store nearest to our
school and he wasn't too keen on taking bags out of the
store and then bringing them back so I had to do a LOT of
talking and made him very environmentally and educationally
aware before I got the bags! Thanks for doing this again.
Sincerely, Joanie Friend
Maryland Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994
This was a wonderful idea for Earth Day and my school did
participate! I am the computer lab coordinator in an elementary
school in Potomac, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, D. C.).
Every student in grades 1 - 5 at Bells Mill Elementary decorated
a grocery bag and we took them to the closest grocery store to
the school. I only wish I could have been at the store today
instead of teaching school just to see people's reactions!
About 350 students decorated bags. I was amused to see that
you are located in Seattle, Washington. I was born in
Washington, D.C. and still think of myself as being from there
even though we live just outside the city. Your idea truly
traveled coast-to-coast and I can hardly wait to see your
summary to see where else in the world it traveled.
Thanks for the idea.
Joanie Friend, Computer Coordinator
Bells Mill Elementary
Potomac, Maryland 20854
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