Who was that masked man?
January 14 - 18, 2013 was the PS celebration of Environmental Awareness Week (EAW). This year's theme, BE AN ECO HERO, had the children recycling, monitoring their trash, and planting trees at the La Meco Ecopark, but the hands down crowd pleaser was the Eco Hero Fashion Show that brought out the best of both parents and students!
As a weekend homework, we asked the parents to create a Eco Hero costume (using recycleable materials, of course) for their child. The costumes had to be meaningful as their characters had specific missions and special powers. There were pollution suckers, recycling heroes, lights off switchers and leak eliminators, to name a few.
Here's a sneak peek at the heroes of their own future, our Eco Heroes!
Eco Heroes for Mother Earth!
Kinder 1 AM
Kinder 2 AM
Kinder 1 and 2 NN
Written by Amy Pomoy |
We Were Floored!
After having a newly-built building in our hands and at our disposal, we started having dreams of installing tiles on the floors on our classrooms. We wanted tiled floors this school year to benefit the currently-enrolled children, which also meant that we had to move fast. However, the school’s budget was tight due to the construction and therefore, could not accommodate another project. This did not deter us, though. And the campaign began. Announcing to the parents about our intentions was the fir st step. This was met enthusiastically, which gave us further reason to move. The first effort was a 3-Day Garage Sale, which earned us quite an amount but not nearly enough to cover the cost of labor and materials. Back to the drawing board, we then came up with a Cake Raffle. After an overwhelming response from the parents and other donors, we had enough money to have the tiles installed. When we counted last, we were able to raise almost the exact amount we needed, plus some loose change.
On the first day of classes of the second semester, we surprised the children with their newly-tiled rooms. Seeing them sliding and lying on the floor with big smiles on their faces made us glad that we went through all the effort.
No "getting down and dirty" for these kids!