Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

Hi! I'm the education coordinator for the Clinton County Solid Waste District here in Wilmington, Ohio. For Earth Day 1998, I worked with three of our elementary schools - Clinton Massie, Denver Place and Holmes School - to organize an Earth Day Groceries project. We had three local grocery stores donate bags. Overall we decorated about 2,000 bags. It was a wonderful activity and we hope to have all nine of our elementary schools participate next year. Thanks for a neat idea. We had a great response from the community and the local newspaper covered the event.
Kimberly Wilson (ccswmd@erinet.com)
Clinton-Massie, Holmes, Denver Place
http://www.postcom.com/swmd
Wilmington, OH
Once again we took on the challenge of decorating a few hundred brown paper bags to share the Earth Day message. We decorated 600 bags this year. The shoppers loved them!
Julie Weaver (st_weaver@sceca.ohio.gov)
Fishcreek Elementary
Stow, OH
What a great Earth Day project! Our students at Market Street Elementary School, Boardman, Ohio decorated a total of 444 grocery bags that were used by our local Sparkle Market. We also made posters with Earth Day messages to decorate the store and were lucky enough to have a local television station report on our work. Thanks for sharing such a terrific idea with us.
Lisa Hughes, Judy Lipkovich
BOAR_LJH@ACCESS-K12.org
Science Coordinators Grades K-4
Hello! This is our first year with the Earth Day project.We really had a great time with this project. We are a small school located about 45 minutes southwest of Columbus, Ohio. We are a K-8 school with our Jr. High and High school building attached. We have about 450 students in the Elementary, offering both traditional and multiage classes. This year the 6 multiage classes participated in the project. We decorated 123 bagsfor our local IGA store(Chet's IGA). We hope to have more classes participate next year. Great project!!
Kelly Logan logank@mburg.woco.ohio.gov
1-2 multiage
Dohron Wilson Elementary
http://www.mburg.woco.ohio.gov
60 High St.
Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044
HI! WE LOVE THIS PROJECT! OUR ENTIRE SCHOOL PARTICIPATED! WE "BORROWED" BAGS FROM THREE LOCAL GROCERIES:BIG BEAR , AND 2 KROGER STORES. OUR LOCAL MEIJER STORE WAS WILLING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY HAD NO BAGS ON HAND THAT HAD AN EMPTY SIDE TO DECORATE! TERRIFIC IDEA! THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US!!!
OUR FINAL BAG COUNT FOR THIS YEAR IS 402! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
LORI VAN GORDEN (LORI_VA@TRECA.OHIO.GOV)
OAK STREET ELEMENTARY
MARION, OHIO
We had fun doing this. We hope you recycle. We like to recycle. We decorated 20 bags from our class. It was fun!
marylou (ae624@seorf.ohiou.edu)
The Plains Elementary http://www.expage.com/page/kyleswebpage1997
The Plains, Ohio
Mr. Guarnieri, an Environmental Science Teacher, and Mr. Degenaro, an Art Teacher, participated in a team effort to design and distribute 800 shopping bags to Patton's Sparkle Market of Hubbard, Ohio.
Anthony Guarnieri (THEACE1998@aol.com)
Hubbard High School
Hubbard, Ohio 44425

Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

Our third grade organized the project. We picked up 150 bags from a local IGA grocery. Some of my students shopped at the store Earth Day just to see their bags being distributed. Store will welcome project next year. They had many positive comments about the bags.
Janet Sowers mayor@compuserve.com
St. Mary's School
Marietta, Ohio
Hi! At Forest Park Christian School in Columbus, Ohio, we decorated approximately 60 bags donated from the local Big Bear grocery store. The children were in kindergarten and pre-school. They had a great time!! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!
Sincerely,
Lora L. Karcher karcher.8@osu.edu
Hello from Kentucky School. We are an inner-city elementary school in Cleveland, Ohio. We decorated about 250 bags from the local Finast. Thanks!
Tikim@aol.com
This is Elizabeth McLean reporting from Wilder Junior High in Piqua, Ohio (on I-75 about 25 miles north of Dayton). We had a ball decorating the grocery bags. What a wonderful idea! My high school environmental club coordinated the bag decorating among all six of our elementaries and the two junior highs so we did about 2800 bags!! We tried to vary the messages to get away from the cliches by sending energy tips to all the schools. Three grocery stores participated. Look forward to joining you again next year! Thanks for sharing such a worthwhile project!!!
Elizabeth McLean emclean@wesnet.com
For Earth Day 1997, 182 sixth graders here at Gahanna Middle School East decorated 300 bags. The bags are to be returned to the local Big Bear grocery store and distributed this week.
William Zamora zamoraw@gahanna.k12.oh.us
Gahanna Middle School East
Gahanna, Ohio
Thanks for creating such a wonderful project. Our entire school participated. We are a K-4 catholic elementary school. We would love to get e-mail from you! We decorated 140 grocery bags. We are returning them to the Giant Eagle grocery store to have groceries packed in them on Earth Day.
Thanks again,
Mrs. Adria Musick adria1oh@aol.com
Computer Instructor
St. Pius X Elementary School
Warren, Ohio
url: http://www.grapevinenet.com/stpius
What a cool project! Since I only just discovered this project on the evening of April 14, we were only able to do 430 bags. The bags were decorated with pictures, slogans/messages, and a "Decorated by..." sticker. 50 students in 2 Multiage first/second grade classrooms participated. The local newspaper even showed up this morning to take photos! We are looking forward to participating again next year (and getting an earlier start!!) Personally, I don't want to see another brown paper bag for a while!!! Actually, I was planning on having the kids make paper bag vests to wear on Earth Day with recycled bags.........We are also looking forward to getting the final results of this project!
Cheers, Mrs. Weaver, Mrs. Miller, and kids!
Julie L. Weaver chin0803@aol.com
Fishcreek Elementary
Stow, Ohio

Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

Killbuck Elementary School in Killbuck, Ohio participated in the Earth Day Grocery project for the third year. All 320+ students decorated bags that were distributed in the local grocery store. We enjoy this project, as it gives us a simple, meaningful way for each child to promote taking care of our earth.

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Sue Fullerman                           Killbuck Elementary School
216-276-2891                            299 School St.  Killbuck  OH 44637
                     whol_fullerm@tccsa.ohio.gov
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Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

Waterville Primary, a K - 4 school in Northwest, Ohio has had an enjoyable time with the grocery bags. We passed them out on March 20. Classes did an excellent job! We will be giving 366 finished bags back to Foodtown Supermarket, in Waterville. They have been very helpful in our project. Thank you for providing this opportunity.
Jeff Schmidt
smtc109@uoft02.utoledo.edu
Hello!
I am a first grade teacher at Olentangy Elementary School in Delaware, Ohio. We are participating in the Earth Day grocery bag project. Our elementary has decorated 800 bags for our local Big Bear Grocery store! Just wanted to let you know!

Thank you.... Jo Anne Lane
jolaane@freenet.columbus.oh.us


Our school participated in your wonderful project for the second year. It is a good experience for all of us. Thanks for all the time you must spend working on and organizing it all so well.

We are a rural K-6 school in North Central Ohio. All 320 of our students decorated bags this year. Our school is Killbuck Elementary School in Killbuck, Ohio.

Thanks,
Sue Fullerman

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Sue Fullerman, Kindergarten Teacher     Killbuck Elementary School
216-276-2891                            299 School St.  Killbuck  OH 44637
  whol_fullerm@tccsa.ohio.gov      "I touch the future.  I teach."
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Ohio Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994

Thnaks for the great idea. The students in grades 4, 5, 6, & 8 in my school decorated Earth Day Grocery bags. They completed 200 bags. We could have done more but that's all the local grocer wanted.
The bags were beautiful and the messages very carefully thought out. Anyone can tell be looking at these bags how much the kids care about their planet and its preservation. Along with this project the 8th graders had written Earth Day editorials in computer lab. Some of these were selected to read over the PA each morning to stimulate the students in their decorating efforts.
"It takes a whole village to educate a child." African proverb
Cathy Kerscher
Computer Lab Teacher
St. Joseph School, K-8
112. W. Broadway Email: Scimatec36@uoft02.utoledo.edu
Maumee, Ohio 43537

Our K-6 school in Killbuck, Ohio all made Earth Day bags -- 340 of them. Thanks for a neat project. We look forward to hearing total.
Sue
From: SUE FULLERMAN

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