Earth Day Groceries Reports, 2002

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Cathy Fox
Veterans Memorial Elementary School
Central Falls, RIUSA

We decorated 300 bags!

About our project: Cathy Fox’s first grade ESL class partnered with Nancy Carnevale’s fifth grade ESL class to coordinate the project. We asked our art teacher, Mrs. Smith, to help with our project. Students at Veterans Memorial Elementary School decorated the brown earth bags during art class. As part of our “Into English” program, the first graders were studying the neighborhood. We talked about how we could be good neighbors and celebrate Earth Day. The children in first and fifth grade then collected the decorated bags and delivered them to the Central Fruit Store on Dexter Street in Central Falls. The store loved our art work. When we delivered the bags, the owner gave each child a candy bar. We were careful to put our wrappers in the trash when we were done with our treat!

submitted on 5/6/2002

Lisa Porter
St. Luke's School
Barrington, RIUSA

We decorated 289 bags!

About our project: Classes K-5 participated, all drew pictures or slogans about saving the earth.

submitted on 4/25/2002

Jean Carmody
Glen Hills Elementary School
Cranston, RIUSA

We decorated 350 bags!

About our project: This is the third year for the students at Glen Hills to participate in this exciting Earthday Project! Again, the enthusiasm and creation were wonderful! Students learned about ways to send a message through their drawings. One class even had their epals participate- students from Woodridge Elementary School (Cranston). Thank you to Ken Rinaldi (store manager) for allowing this partnership with Shaws Market! Please see our bags at

submitted on 4/21/2002

Jean Carmody
Stadium Elementary School
Cranston, RIUSA

We decorated 200 bags!

About our project: The parents, students and faculty of Stadium Elementary School found this to be an exciting and wonderful way for students to get involved in the community. We are a school very much involved with our community, so it wasn't a surprise to see the enthusiasm on my students faces when they created these bags! You can find a sampling of our bags at :-)

submitted on 4/21/2002