I’m thrilled to announce that Davisville Jr Public School has obtained Gold EcoSchool status for the 2012-2013 academic year!
Among other initiatives, our auditor was impressed with our ongoing efforts to create an outdoor learning garden; eco-literacy on the walls and in reading programs; reducing our energy usage; our families promoting environmental stewardship through participation in a summer maintenance program and ABC/JSA Day; taking part in the Bag 2 School program; the recycled art for the fence; and, our Earth Week events.
We would like to say a special thank you to all the parents that came out to support ABC/JSA Days, the green bake sale and have helped develop and maintain the garden over the summer months. In particular, thank you to Anne M, Anne S, Michelle K, and Tanya M., Reh R. and Racheal D. for their enthusiastic support of the eco-schools program (you made writing grants fun, with your smiles and laughter!). And, of course, a huge thanks to teachers Keverne Cenac-Lopes and Leona Breslaw for heading up the program.
Last week was the official launch of TDSBs Eco-Schools. It was an inspiring meeting filled with ideas to help us meet our goals going forward with the eco-schools programme despite the teachers “pause”. Davisville is very fortunate to have dedicated staff that are working hard from within to promote ecological literacy, environmentally sensitive purchases and keep on top of energy usage and waste minimization.
As parents and members of the community at large, we are encouraged to get involved as much as we can to create a greener, more dynamic and creative environment for our children and neighbours. To meet these expectations, the eco-committee will be working hard on numerous environmentally themed projects both inside and outside Davisville Jr Public School/Spectrum School. These include:
- Continued development & maintenance of an Outdoor Classroom;
- Creation of major art installation, ABC/JSA Days
- Lunch Hour Green Team;
- Web-site development (with the staff).
These projects require communication, research, coordination, fundraising, and in some cases, manual labour! If you would like to get involved with any (or all) of the projects above, please contact me via this web-site or find me at the next official ABC/JSA Day (November 14th!). Any level of participation would be appreciated.