This is to announce the participation of our school in the twenty-first annual Earth Day Groceries Project! The students at our school have decorated paper grocery bags with environmental messages. On Earth Day, April 22, these bags will be passed out (full of groceries) to shoppers from a local grocery store. Besides carrying an environmental message, each bag will also have the name of our school and some wonderful artwork. The people in our neighborhood will get a very clear and positive message that the students at our school care about their environment.

This is the twenty-first year this international educational effort has been coordinated on the Internet. Please see the project website at: http://www.earthdaybags.org for complete information. A report from our school will be added to the website, so others will know about the effort at our school. This is one of the largest and most well established educational projects on the Internet. It is a nonprofit, grassroots effort. The project started in 1994, with 43 schools reporting the decoration and distribution of 13,000 Earth Day Grocery Bags. In 1999, the number of schools reporting in reached nearly 1,200, with students decorating almost 400,000 Earth Day Grocery Bags! Every report from all the previous years is on the website. There are also thousands of pictures of schools from around the world involved in this project.

We are pleased and proud to be a part of this effort. We invite you to contact our school to find out more about the specific activities at our school and the commitment of our students to the issue of environmental education.