Mississippi Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1999

Merry Pickenpaugh
Madison Station Elem.
Madison, MS
Bags decorated: 846
Comments: The project was great. Everyone had a good time with the project. Jitney Jungle recieved our bags and hung them up on their walls. Everyone enjoyed our earthday bags.
D. Hansen
North Bay Elementary
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi USA
Bags decorated: 381
Comments: North Bay Elementary is a K-3 school located in Bay St. Louis, MS. This is our first year to participate in Earth Day Groceries. We are very excited about this project and plan to continue participating for years to come. We enjoyed participating in a project that also involves the community, as this one does. Thank you.
Bags decorated: 800
Jerlean T. Price
McNeal Elementary School
Bags decorated: 1900
Comments: Thames Elementary School in Hattiesburg, MS is a K to 4 school with over 1000 students. We decorated Earth Day bags for Jitney Jungle and Albertsons totaling approximately 1900 bags. Students delivered the bags to the stores today, April 19th. The students had a great time designing each bag with Earth Day slogans such as, Protect the Rainforests, Save the Gray Wolves, and Keep our Gulf Coast clean. This project is great and we enjoy participating each year.
Joanne Oshrin
2900 Jamestown Rd.
Hattiesburg, MS
Our school (College Park Elementary, 2617 Ladnier Road, Gautier, MS 39553) participated in the grocery bag project. We decorated approximately 585 bags. The students really enjoyed it! Jitney Jungle and Jerry Lee's Grocery (both in Gautier, MS) were the participating stores. We look forward to doing this again next year! Thanks for a great project idea!
Rita Erwin
Project Coordinator and First Grade Teacher
College Park Elementary School
Bags decorated: 500
Heather Edmonson
North East Elementary
Meridian, MS
Bags decorated: 600
Comments: The Talented and Gifted students at Southeast Elementary have organized a grocery bag project with one of the local Winn Dixie stores. TAG students have shared the project with all the students from Kindergarten through the 4th grade(approximately 600 students). Each class has been working diligently to prepare bags for the store. TAG students have decorated bags and murals to place in the store for Earth Day '99. It has been a great learning experience for us all and we hope to instill a sense of environmental awareness within the community, as well.
Denise Knight
Southeast Elementary
Meridian, Mississippi
Tupelo Middle School in Tupelo,Ms will have a booth at the local high school's Earth Day Celebration April 16, 1999. Eight hundred bags will be decorated by students K-8. Bags will be returned to Todd's Big Star for distribution. O'Charleys Restaurant bought the school colors to decorate the bags with.
Sherry Davis, 8th grade science teacher
Culkin is particpating in the Earth Day Groceries Project with 600 gorcery bags from Sack and Save Groceries, Mr. Stillman, manager. The students are decorating the bags during their art classes this week and the bags will be returned to Sack and Save at the end of this week for distribution on Earth Day.
From: Culkin Elementary School
1650 Culkin Road
Vicksburg, MS 39181
Faculty coordinator: Carol Duncan

Mississippi Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1998

Our school, Arlington Elementary School, in Pascagoula, MS decorated 550 bags for an Earth Day project. The bags were donated by Jerry Lee's in Pascagoula. This was a terrific project, and all students grades kindergarten through fifth enjoyed the activity!! Our preschool developmentally delayed students also participated. We look forward to doing it again next year! Several of our parents commented how nice it was to receive groceries in such a nicely environmentally friendly bag.
Lori Perek (jmp@datasync.com)
Arlington Elementary School
Pascagoula, MS 39581
I did this project in conjunction with our local Albertson's grocery store. I travel to two schools, so both sets of students participated. All total, we decorated 125 bags. The students enjoyed creating the slogans to use on the bags.
Crawford Grabowski (ckgrabowski@yahoo.com)
Key Elementary and Van Winkle Elementary
Jackson, MS
Thames Elementary School in Hattiesburg, MS is a k through fourth grade school with 1050 students. This is our second year participating in this project and we love it! We completed 1050 grocery bags for our Jitney Jungle grocery store. Students will deliver the bags this Friday and our local newspaper, the Hattiesburg American will be there to take pictures.
Joanne Oshrin (joshrin%thames@k12.ms.us)
Thames Elementary School
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Mississippi Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1997

Thames elementary school in Hattiesburg, MS completed 1000 grocery bags. Students will deliver these bags to our local Jitney Jungle grocery store this Saturday. We are also doing other projects. We are collecting food and supplies for the Humane Society. Our student council donated $50 for cat and dog food. We are also recycling aluminum cans and using this money for the rebuilding of our local animal shelter that burned down last year.
On Earth Day all 1000 students will hold hands and make a circle around the school. We will pass a globe which symbolizes that we must all take responsibility for the Earth. The students are very careful not to drop the globe. At this time, we present the food to a member of the humane society.
The students are also beautifying the campus by planting flowers that the student council had purchased.
Bitsy Browne Miller BMiller%Thames@k12.ms.us
Hattiesburg, MS
Thames elementary school

Mississippi Earth Day Groceries Reports - 1995

Oxford Middle School is delivering 1,000 EarthDay grocery bags to Kroger which donated the bags for the school's use. They are FANTASTIC.
Jan Foregger jforegge@cypress.mcsr.olemiss.edu
What an enjoyable and meaningful project! My 45 students decorated 260 grocery bags with public awareness art and messages about the importance of "saving the Earth." These 5th and 6th graders' bags will be distributed at our local Kroger and FoodMax stores. I do not have the equipment to scan these images, but I can send you a "still" shot of some of our bags...they look great! Thanks for a great project!
-Kate Roberts' Classes