Green Apple Day of Service at Woodland Primary on September 22
Gages Lake--Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 invites students staff, parents and community members to help make Woodland Primary School a healthier, more sustainable learning environment as part of the Green Apple Day of Service to be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 22 at the school, 17366 W. Gages Lake Road, Gages Lake.
The Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, brings together advocates from around the world and encourages them to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools. The Day of Service, now in its fifth year, provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to transform all schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places.
The day will feature a variety of fun projects for children and adults such as, touching up our trike-track on our blacktop, cleaning up the butterfly garden and walking trail and painting our bathrooms. All ages are invited to attend and participate. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for painting and working outdoors. Rain or shine, the event will take place! We have projects scheduled for indoors and outdoors.
"The local service projects help to make schools healthier and more sustainable and it's a feel-good day," said Primary School Principal Stacey Anderson. "Children need to know that they can make a difference and make a big impact just by participating!"
The Primary School is dedicated to modeling and teaching students how to care for their school and our environment. As a Green Ribbon School winner in 2014, our youngest students in the district are involved in making their school environment safe, healthy and beautiful. Where we learn each day matters!
The Green Apple Day of Service is an annual event that brings volunteers from around the world together to host local service projects that make schools healthier and more sustainable. Taking place on the last Saturday in September of each year, the Green Apple Day of Service presents an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to take action in their communities and demonstrate that where we learn matters. For more information and to start a Day of Service project, visit mygreenapple.org.