Oregon Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

This was the first year students at Hayesville Elementary School participated in the Earth Day Groceries Project. Roth's IGA at the Hayesville Center happily gave us paper bags to decorate. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade were able to decorate 571 bags and it was a great project to raise the awareness of the whole community--adults and students! There were some fantastic designs and very thoughtful messages. We were so proud of our children! I'd also like to say what a pleasure it was to work with Roth's IGA. They are so community-minded and helpful.
Jeri Gamaney gamaney_j@salkeiz.k12.or.us
Five classes at Union Elementary and Union Junior High Schools decorated 120 grocery sacks for our local Union Market.
Jerry Matthews jmatt@eoni.com
Union, Oregon 97883
Greetings! We decorated over 75 bags for the Albertsons near our school. On Tuesday we delivered our bags to the store and the manager gave us a tour of their recycling center. We even had the chance to sample some of their cookies from their bakery. They were yummy! We hope to do this again next year. We had a good time!
Miss Beaird's Third Grade Students
Hazeldale Elementary School
Beaverton, Oregon

Oregon Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

At McNary Heights Elementary School in Umatilla, Oregon, we decorated 430 bags with Earth Day pictures and slogans. We developed the idea from your information on the Internet..You have a great idea going!!!!
Bill DeLong jbdelong@brigadoon.com
Media Director
Hi my name is Erin Madden and I am a student teacher at Memorial Elementary in McMinnville, Or. What a great idea. I got my whole school involved and they loved it. We decorated about 525 bags and Roths IGA handed them out. The kids were so excited. It was a great way to link the community and our school. Thanks for the idea. I will do this every year for sure.
Erin Madden emadden@linfield.edu
Thank you for the wonderful idea to encourage students and the community to celebrate Earth Day 1997. I read about your activity in the Walmart bulletin for children. Later I visited your web site to get the information we needed for the project. We are a small school with 300 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Once a month we meet in mixed age groups, called Family Groups, to enjoy time together with other students and an adult in the school. It was during this time that the students and staff decorated the bags from two of our local grocery stores, Roth's IGA and Market Place. Both stores were excited about our project and said that their customers were delighted to receive the decorated bags. We were sure to send them a thank you for their participation. The local newspaper also came to take pictures and a story appeared in the next issue.In all, we decorated 375 grocery bags. Thank you again for the wonderful idea. We plan to do this again next year.
Judy Seloover, Title I Reading Teacher
Henry Hill Elementary
Independence, Oregon
LINKUP Charter School in Oregon City, OR proudly participated in the Earth Day Grocery Project. Our tiny school of 156 students decorated 246 bags for local stores! Special thanks to WB Market in Oregon City, Portland's Swan Market and Newman's Fish Company's John's Landing store.
Jim Menath menathj@mail.clackesd.k12.or.us
LINKUP Charter School
Oregon City, OR
North Sherman Elementary School, in Wasco, Oregon participated in your Earth Day Grocery Bag Project. We had lots of fun. Our school made 176 bags. Our school has 139 students in grades K-8. We would like to do this project next year.
Our school is about 10 miles south of the Columbia River. We are part of a rural community. There is a lot of wheat grown around our town of Wasco.
Please tell us how many grocery bags were made this year.
Ernie Wilson ewilson@hpux.mesd.k12.or.us
3rd Grade Class
North Sherman Elementay School
Wasco, Oregon 97065

Oregon Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1996

Hollyrood school, Portland Oregon, returned 185 grocery bags with pictures and messages to Alameda Foods.
Some messages from kindergarteners:
Never do anything mean to hurt Mother Earth, like don't throw litter on the ground.
Don't be mean to animals. Don't hurt them or shoot or slap them.
Don't put oil into the ocean.
(With picture of a green figure) He's from Mars. He litters, pollutes all the time. He digs up the trees on Earth days. He's a bad cowboy.
Keep the forest clean.
Don't throw matches to prevent forest fires.

Peggy Smith                          Hollyrood Elementary School
psmith@pps.k12.or.us.                3560 N.E. Hollyrood Ct.
+1 503-2840-6766                     Portland, OR 97212 USA

Hi! We colored 263 bags at Walker School in Ashland, Oregon. Was having trouble sending this message but it finally went. I'm Randye Jensen from Walker School, in Ashland, Oregon......I didn't note on the first message that I wanted to be informed about the total number of bags...but I do...Thanks!

Randye Jensen

Lake Grove School in Lake Oswego, Oregon decorated 500 bags--250 each for our local Albertsons and Wizer's. This was k-6.

Patty Sands
Library Media Specialist
Lake Grove Elementary School
15777 SW Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

We are from Lincoln Elementary School in Ashland, Oregon. We had a goal of 1,000 grocery bags. Well we didn't get that many, but from 3 schools we did decorate 500 and the other school in Ashland that took on organizing themselves, did 273 so we got close. We loved doing the project and the community thought it was a wonderful idea. We would like to participate next year and make our number grow. So keep in touch.

The students of the KAP class, Lincoln Elementary School, Ashland, Oregon

Judith Anne McBride       (541) 488-1857  Home
323 N. Laurel             (54l) 428-2416  Lincoln School
Ashland, Oregon 97520     (541) 482-8037  Classroom 11

Oregon Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

Arleta School in Portland, Or. decorated 263 Earth Day bags for Keinow's food store.

Thank you for planning this event.
Aaron Neiss, grade 5

Timothy Hahn                         Arleta Elementary School
thahn@pps.k12.or.us.                 5109 S.E. 66th Ave.
+1 503-280-6330                      Portland, OR 97206  USA

We decorated 185 grocery bags at Hollyrood School, Portland, OR.

Peggy Smith                          Hollyrood Elementary School
psmith@pps.k12.or.us.                3560 N.E. Hollyrood Ct.
+1 503-2840-6766 Portland, OR 97212 USA

Oregon Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1994

Thanks a bunch for the great idea. Crest Kids Club produced 55 bags and thoroughly surprised the store manager with crayon colored phrases like "your mother is calling" and "I stoop for trash". Albertson's Supermarkets will never be the same...Onward, 20,000 bags or bust!
Bill Storms
Crest Kids Club
(after school care)
Eugene Oregon
Bill Storms
Talented and Gifted Institute
College of Education
University of Oregon
Internet: bstorms@uoregon.oregon.edu

Hello Mark and third graders:
View Acres School in Milwaukie, Oregon participated in the Grocery Bag project.
We decorated 500 bags and the local grocery store was thrilled! We will be awaiting the grand total on Friday!
Monica George, media specialist
Alice Sedgwick, third grade teacher
>From george@mortimer.nclack.k12.or.us

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