Monday, April 17, 2017

Love Our Earth Week 2017

Listen closely all week to the announcements promoting         ways to love our earth!!!

Monday, April 24th 

GROW THE GOOD~ each student in every class will plant seeds to care for at school or at home.  During the first 10 minutes of recess on P.E. day, you are invited to the courtyard to plant seeds with your class.  All supplies will be out there for your students with directions.  Please enjoy the courtyard and the natural educational backdrop.  Please be respectful of the plants and landscape. 

Tuesday, April 25

School-wide clean up!  For the first 10 minutes of recess, please take your class to an outdoor area around our school and collect     trash.  Let’s SYNERGIZE and take pride in our school! (A trash bag  will be in your team leader’s mailbox)

Wednesday, April 26

Flashlight 15- students bring flashlights or reading lights.  During 15 minutes of “Drop Everything and Read”, turn off the lights to conserve energy, and use flashlights to read. 

Special Gift for Faculty and Staff from the Environmental Cabinet!

  Thursday, April 27

Special Gift for Faculty and Staff from the Environmental Cabinet!

Environmental Committee leaders will read “earth awareness” books to 1-2 classes. 

Friday, April 28

 Dress like a Plant!!!  Let’s see who can use their creativity and come up with a unique outfit!!!  

This week has been planned, organized and carried out with Love by the Environmental Cabinet of the Student Leadership Council.  #growthegood


Monday, April 3, 2017

Recycling Dos and Don'ts

In 2016, CVWMA (recycling provider for Central Virginia) started accepting additional recyclables such as #1-6 plastics and waxy cartons.

The student environmental cabinet has been doing year-long outreach to promote the expanded recycling program.  They wrote a play performed at a school town hall meeting starring “Recycling Man!”  They also made educational posters to hang around the school.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Green Apple Day of Service Coming Up April 23rd!

**UPDATE** - Rescheduled to Sunday April 30th due to weather!

Join the CHES Student Environmental Cabinet on Sunday, April 23rd from 9 AM - 12 PM for our fourth annual Green Apple Day of Service!  The students would like to spruce up the school grounds with bee and butterfly friendly flowers. 

We'll be working in the large and small courtyards, on the planters for the learning cottages around the outside of the grounds, and on the outdoor classroom in the front of the school.

Bring your gardening gloves and tools and come dig in the garden with us.  The event is rain or shine.  Parents are welcome!