Tag Archive for Eco-Schools

Winter Fest’s Zero Waste Dream

PS372 Students Reduced, Reused & Recycled and You Did Too!The PS372 community leapt closer to sustainability with the recycling effort at the first ever Green Winter Fest. Thanks to the enthusiasm, patience and open-minded attitudes, the leadership of the science teachers, a PTA water bottle ban and committed student rangers, we saw serious achievement. Real Results…

ISO Gently-Used Dresser

Introducing the Green Community Board

 

The ASD site needs a drawer set like this to store gently-used clothes.

WANTED: The ASD site needs a drawer set like this to store gently-used clothes.

 

Do you have an extra dresser at home?

It doesn’t have to be red, but it does have to be in good working order and roughly this size. We’re looking for a gently-used chest of drawers to store and organize donated clothing at the ASD site. Dimensions of this IKEA item are 42 1/2×37 3/8 “. To arrange to donate a set of drawers, send a note to green@ps372.net, please.

Teachers, staff & families…Are you looking for an upcycled item or used furniture for your classroom or your students? Send requests to the green community board via email to green@ps372pta.org . Thank you. –The Green Team

We Survived The Water Bottle Ban

Thank you to everyone who supported our first PTA event with the water bottle ban in effect. And congratulations! We made it through the evening without the assistance of crinkly plastic bottles! The PTA sold about 60 of the colorful cups, some with lemon slices, and served up more than 6 gallons of cool New York City…

Does this flower look familiar?

The Victorious Story Behind This Flower  If you were part of the 2-2 community for the 2014-2015, you may remember seeing this species of primrose, during our class trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in October 2014. As part of Growing A Wild Brooklyn & Queens, a pilot program to help restore the Monarch butterfly habitat, we visited…

What It’s Like to Step Up Seedlings

As a bonus, Ranger Michelle came back to class in early April to help 2-2 prep plants for transplant. In May, the students will return to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge with the milkweed, primrose and clover plants that they raised from seeds in their classroom. –Denise Maher Related:  Scenes from a Butterfly Program;    Wild Team…

Scenes from a Butterfly Program

Have you seen any National Park Rangers patrolling the hallways? Class 2-2 is participating in a special gardening and habitat restoration program in conjunction with the National Parks Service. The program includes two field trips to Gateway National Park in Far Rockaway as well as classroom visits and funding for the school.  “Growing a Wild…