Monday, September 19, 2016

New Plants for Cottage Planters

Thank you to Brightview landscaping for updating the plants in our 8 barrel planters outside each of our 8 learning cottages (formerly known as trailers!).  Last fall the trailers were transformed into themed cottages and outfitted with decorative flags, mats, and barrel planters.  The planters have new Hibiscus shrubs (a.k.a. Rose of Sharon) donated by Watkins Nursery.  Their late summer blooms are being enjoyed by the students and teachers, and the bumblebees!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Our Beautiful Small Courtyard

Check out these photos from June of the small courtyard, lovingly maintained by parent and community volunteers.  Thank you especially to Home Depot on Hull Street for their donation of grass seed and mulch! 

There were tons of bees on these flowers!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Earth Week Fun!

Students from the Environmental Cabinet of the Student Leadership Council at CHES planned, organized and carried out daily activities from Love Our Earth Week!
The theme this year was "Grow the Good".​  The fun included a poster art contest, potted flower gifts for the teachers (in recycled pots!), "flashlight 15" reading to save energy, litter cleanups around the school, and "dress like a plant" day! 

Teacher facilitators are: Lorena Cavan and Sadie O'Connor​

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Love Our Earth Week 2016

April 22, 2016 marks the 46th annual Earth Day, a global movement toward greener living, sustainability, and respect for nature.  Each year the CHES Student Environmental Cabinet, led by teacher sponsors Ms. Cavan and Ms. O'Connor, plan an entire week of fun activities for the whole school to celebrate Earth Day and learn environmental stewardship.  This year's activities include:

Monday, April 18th 

Love our Earth Week Art Contest for each grade level.  One winner per grade level will receive a prize.  Your teacher will provide you with a copy of the design due:  Wednesday, April 20 by 9:00am to Room 43.  (Teachers will be provided with a copy for each student)

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 19

 Everyone wear green and take a step towards going green!

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

Wednesday, April 20

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. 

Earth Day art contest due!

Special Gift for Faculty and Staff from the Environmental Cabinet!

  Thursday, April 21st

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)

Friday, April 22nd

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

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