EARTH WEEK ACTIVITIES
Week awareness is an important part of the Grand Erie experience. In addition
to the fact that Grand Erie is situated in a beautiful part of Ontario
surrounded by forests, rich agricultural lands, the Grand River and Lake Erie,
our schools are focused on environmental education and leadership. Grand Erie
recognizes the importance of the environment to the well-being of our students
and staff. Our stewardship of the environment is an important part of building
a healthy and sustainable future.
Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Community Greening Ceremony at Princess Elizabeth PS
April 24, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Elizabeth Public School is the recipient of this year’s School Ground Greening
Grant from the Brantford/Brant Earth Week Event Committee. This year marks the
tenth year that the Earth Week Event Committee has undertaken a School Ground
Greening project. The grant will be celebrated with a tree-planting ceremony
Gail Ash, Principal, 519-753-2910
Electronic Waste Collection at Paris District High School
Wednesday, April 26 – Monday, May 1, 2017
Electronics bin will be available from Apr. 26- May 1 at PDHS. All money raised through the collection will go to our Eco Club to support environmental initiatives. We will also have a pickup in Burford at the Lions Park on Sat. Apr. 29th. Pick ups are available. Email Tara: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-442-4477 X275452
Contact: Darren Duff, Principal, 519-442-4477
Tollgate Technical Skills Centre Tree Planting for Earth Week
Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 10:15 a.m.
Tollgate has been proudly involved in planting trees for the last seven years, and we will again be planting the morning of April 27th. We will be planting trees on Kramer's Way where Oak Park Road meets the rail trail. Student volunteers (approx. 40) will take park before returning to school for a free lunch to celebrate their accomplishments in supporting Earth Week. Michael Browne is the teacher coordinating this event.
Contact: Judy Langsner, Principal, 519-759-3691
Day Extravaganza at King George School
April 20, 2017 | 3:30 p.m.
George School’s Green Team presents an Earth Day Extravaganza including
community garbage pickup, vendors, prizes, and free pizza for attendees. Gloves
and garbage bags will be provided for the garbage pickup. Guests to include
Brantford Power Inc., City of Brantford Waste Reduction, Habitat for Humanity
Re-Store, Pauline Johnson Environmental Club, the Grand River Conservation
Authority, and the music of local songwriter Benjamin Dakota Rogers. Please
bring a blanket to sit on in the gym and a reusable water bottle for drinks.
Greg Rowe, Principal, 519-752-7486
Week at Lansdowne-Costain PS
April 21, 2017 | 12 p.m.
EcoTeam is hosting a number of events all week including a used book swap,
litterless lunch campaign, and a poster contest. The week concludes with a
visit from Microsoft, which will be filming a virtual field trip by way of a
Skype call with the Grade 3 class and the Royal Botanical Gardens. The virtual
trip is an Earth Play for Earth Day event.
Deb Skoretz, Principal, 519-753-0390
Planting at Ecole Confederation
April 21, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.
celebrate Earth Week, staff and students will be planting four maple sugar
trees on the school’s property, and in doing so, will encourage students to
think about how today’s actions affect tomorrow’s environment.
Andrea Smith, Principal, 519-751-2891
Cleanup and Earth Day Kick-off at Central PS
April 21, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.
and students, along with the Downtown Central Neighbourhood Association, are
participating in the first annual neighbourhood clean-up, just in time for
Joseph Atanas, Principal, 519-752-8819
Outdoors at Greenbrier Park PS
April 21, 2017 | 1:20 p.m.
foster appreciation of the great outdoors, Greenbrier Park PS students will be
participating in a school yard clean-up, followed by lunch outside and other
Earth Day activities.
Tom Smith, Principal, 519-756-5173
Actions Raise Awareness of Global Impact at North Park
April 21 – Saturday, April 22, 2017
at North Park Collegiate - Vocational School will be kicking off Earth Day by
participating in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness of global hunger and its
connection to climate change and depletion of natural resources. Students will
conclude their famine challenge with a neighbourhood clean-up on Earth Day.
Phil Midgley, Principal, 519-759-2560
District HS Community Tree Plant at Burford Lions Park
April 29, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, CELP students from Paris District High
School will be hosting a community tree plant where students and members of the
community will be planting 1,200 trees. Sponsors include the County of Brant,
Grand River Conservation Authority, Trout Unlimited, TD Friends of the
Environment Foundation, Lions International, SC Johnson and Brant Tree
Darren Duff, Principal, 519-442-4477
Week Math Challenge at River Heights School
April 20, 2017
Heights School will be fostering students’ environmental stewardship while
sharpening math skills at the same time. From calculating the costs of using
fluorescent and LED light bulbs to determining the numbers of trees needed to
offset green-house emissions, a variety of grade-appropriate, earth-related
math challenges will take place.
Kathy Ricker, Principal, 905-765-5437
Week Activities at Bloomsburg PS
April 20, 2017 – Friday, April 21, 2017
Public School’s Eco Club has organized a series of activities each day to
support environmental stewardship during Earth Week. Events include a student
book swap, student toy exchange, a community clean-up, and parent-organized
clothing swap to encourage reusing items and reducing ecological footprints in
David Van Laecke, Principal, 519-426-0942
Community Clean-up in Waterford
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 1:30 p.m.
Students from Waterford District High School will be involved in a community-wide
clean up to celebrate Earth Day. Period 4 classes will choose an area of focus,
either on the school yard or out in the community, and work together to clean
up winter debris and garbage.
Contact: Robert Malcolm, Principal, 519-443-8657
Day Celebrations at Delhi PS
April 21, 2017 | All Day
up to Earth Day, students, staff, and Delhi Public School’s Eco Club have
planned a number of eco initiatives. Students are encouraged to bring a
litterless lunch that day, eco crafts are taking place, and each classroom will
be participating in various eco challenges including switching off lights for a
portion of the day or going outside to clean up litter.
Paula Rasokas, Principal, 519-582-1890
Day at the Valley
April 21, 2017 | 9 a.m.
Heights Secondary School is kicking off its annual Earth Day celebrations with
a neighbourhood cleanup and raffle. The Eco Club students are arranging
displays, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase with a chance to
win prizes. All funds raised support the school’s Eco Club.
Sue Noort, Principal, 519-586-3522