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End of the Year

The Green Team still has a few end of the year events still to go! We helped out in the garden this month. Green Team kids helped spread soil, plant new items and also created some awesome stepping stones for next year's garden!  They also met for their final meeting, where we wrapped up our tech recycling and pop tab collections for the year. ( Check out the Pop Tabs page for this month's stats!) 

We will be partnering up with the PTA to do one final collection of the year! As students clean out their desks and lockers they can choose to donate any new or gently used school supplies. Just place the items in the boxes in the lobby! The PTA will be sorting and driving the donated items to a local Chicago Public School in need. If you do not want your child to participate, please let your child's teacher know. 

Mrs. Dietrich and Ms. Potakis just want to say how incredibly proud we are of this year's Green Team. The kids were absolutely fantastic. They were eager participants in all events - and all events were thought up of by them! The extra effort they put in is incredible - staying in at recess to make posters, coming into school early to help with collections, taking time out of their weekends to join us at the different Wilmette events. We are absolutely blown away - this has been one of our best years and we couldn't be prouder. 
Well done Green Team! 

Sports Swap Day!

Our 2nd annual Sports Swap day was a great success! Our Green Team members helped students in our school reuse 33 different pieces of sports equipment! We hope all who participated had fun! 
(All leftover items were delivered to a 
Wings Charity Resale shop - wingsprogram.com  

Earth Week! 

We hope you all had fun celebrating Earth Week with us! Check out our Photo Album for some shots from the different celebrations! Thanks to our PTA for their support and help in making this Earth Week so special. 

Friday's Spirit Day was a hit! We had some super creative costumes at Central! If you have a picture you'd like us to add to our Photo Album please email it to Ms. Potakis at potakisj@wilmette39.org

Just because Earth Week is over, doesn't mean you have to stop being Green! 
Keep bringing trash-free snacks to school! 
Want to learn more about those endangered animals? Here's our list!  Endangered Animal List & Costume Ideas

April 1st - 30th - Plastic Bag Drive

Going Green Matters Fair! 

Once again, Central's Green Team took part of the District 39 booth at the Going Green Matters Fair. The fair is presented by Go Green Wilmette and the Village of Wilmette. It took place on Sunday March 11th from 12-4pm at the Michigan Shores Club. The Green Team kids were FANTASTIC representatives of Central School - we are SO proud of you! We also had a lot of fun walking around and visiting all the other booths to learn of new ways we can help our community (and the world!) be more GREEN! 

Check out some photos of the event here

The Green Beans met for the month of March. We had a special visitor - Mrs. Geoly came to help our kids start to design our Earth Day display! We will be partnering up with the PTA's Environmental Awareness committee to design two green houses that will be on display during Earth Week in the front of the school. The Green Beans had some great ideas - we can't wait to see which design becomes a reality! Pop Tabs were also collected.  

Some dates to know:

April 1 - 30th - Plastic Bag Drive! Bring your plastic bags to Central and drop them into the bins in the lobby! 

April 12th - Whole Team meeting

April 26th - Green Narwhals meeting

April 23rd - April 27th - Earth Week! 

May 4th - Whole Team meeting

May 11th - Sports Swap Day! 

May 31st - Final Green Team meeting :(

May 31st - Last pop tab collection of 2017-18 school year

June 11-15th - School Supply Drive

Team A -  The Green Narwahls
Team B -  Green Beans