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Green Team at the Go Green Wilmette Fair! 
The Green Team took part in the Go Green Wilmette Fair on Sunday March 10th. District 39 had many tables there to display our fabulous gardens and Green Teams at many of our school buildings. Central's table featured a mock set up of our recycling system in the cafeteria, our Wand-Raiser collection bucket and a "waste-not" craft give away! 
Green Team students (and Central School staff) collected gently used clean t-shirts. The Green Team prepped them at our last meeting by cutting the bottom of each t-shirt into fringe. At the fair, people who stopped at the booth would choose a shirt and tie the fringe together to create a bottom. When the shirt's sleeves are cut off it becomes a reusable tote bag! They were a hit! 
Green Team members - you. were. AMAZING!!! 
Mrs. Dietrich and I are so proud of the hard work of our Green Team students who helped run the booth. You were first class Central students and amazing Green Team representatives. 
Check out the pictures below for a glimpse into all the fun! 








Green Team at the School Board Meeting! 
The Green Team was invited to recite the pledge of allegiance at this month's District 39 School Board meeting! Our group of volunteers were AMAZING!!!! It can be very intimidating to speak in front of a group of people, but our Green Team kids were absolute rock stars! They let the board know some of the things we currently do as Green Team, including pop tabs and school-wide goals, as well as some of the things we plan to do as Green Team, like our upcoming participation in the Go Green Wilmette fair! 

Check out the photos below - way to go Green Team! 
We are so proud of you! 
 
During our "rehearsal"

Speaking to the board

A successful appearance! Way to go Green Team! 



Ronald McDonald House in the news!!!

The Ronald McDonald House in Chicago near Comer Children's Hospital had a pipe burst as a result of the recent cold weather. All occupants have been moved to a nearby hotel, but it might be a few months before the house is repaired enough for them to return to their home away from home. 
Find out more here
Donate to help here.


Coming Soon - The Going Green Matters Wilmette Fair!
featuring The Green Team! 

The Central School Green Team will once again be joining the District 39 booth at this year's Going Green Matters community fair! The fair is on Sunday March 10th from 12 to 4pm at the Michigan Shores Club. 
Come and learn about how to reduce, reuse and recycle and visit with the Green Team! 

Green Team Students!
You can be a part of the Green Team's display booth! You'll get to interact with people at the fair and teach them how to reuse by making a craft with them! 
If you'd like to come be a part of the booth you MUST return your signed permission slip by Wednesday, March 6th. This event is an "out of school field trip" which means it's totally voluntary and it is not a drop off event. A parent or guardian must stay with you while you are at the fair, even though Central staff will be present. 

You can come to the fair even if you're not on Green Team! We hope to see you there! 



It's a Wandraiser!

  

We're collecting old and gently used mascara wands to be reused by the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge. The Green Team will clean the wands before shipping them to North Carolina. The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge center will reuse the wands to remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of rescued wildlife. Mascara wands are perfect for this job because the bristles are so close together and gentle to use on injured animals. 

Some reminders: 
~This is a drive to reuse something that would normally end up in landfills. Please do not buy new brushes or mascara for this drive. 
~We do not want the actual mascara - just the wands!
~Right now, this will be an open ended drive. Because mascara wands are changed every 3 months, we felt that keeping the drive open would help us collect more wands. 

Drop off your Mascara Wands in the lobby today! 

Wands for Wildlife


Watch a baby wren being cleaned with a wand!






Some dates to know:

March 21st - Master Recyclers' Meeting
March 25th - 29th - Spring Break! 
April 15th - 18th - Earth Week @ Central School!
April 22nd - Earth Day! 
May 15th & 16th - Sports Swap Days






Team 1 -  Green Eggs & Ham
Team 2 -  The Recycling Masters