Awesome Earth Day Celebration at Sand Point!

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Sand Point Elementary has been certified as a Washington Green School! In honor of this achievement, we celebrated Earth Day in a big way at SPE.

  • We¬†learned about how to promote sustainability in our own backyards, in local schools, and on our dinner plates with WA Green Schools, Sustainable Seattle, Mezza Luna Farms, Readers-to-Eaters, and Richard Swann (author of “Our School Garden”) .
  • All of the kids who attended got free t-shirts from the Seattle Mariners!
  • We built 30 benches with skilled construction professionals from Abbott Construction and CAST Architecture for use by classrooms during outdoor instruction.
  • We put 7 mini-greenhouse pyramid kits together and installed them on raised beds so that we can plant earlier and have more harvests from our garden during the school year.
  • We painted 12 decorative panels that will be used to beautify the indoor playcourt.
  • We weeded planted areas and tended plant pots around the building.
  • We planted starts in 11 raised beds.
  • A brave team of adult volunteers pulled out blackberries around our outside fence, so it will be easier to collect balls that go outside the fence.

Thank you to Carter Capps (pitcher, Seattle Mariners) and Taylor Graham (defender, Sounders FC) for signing autographs and helping with our projects!

Many thanks also go to the SPE PTA, the SPE Green Team, SPE staff, SPE students and families, WA Green Schools, Boeing, Abbott Construction, CAST Architecture, Cedar Grove Composting, the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Sounders, Sustainable Seattle, Mezza Luna Farms, Readers-to-Eaters, and local children’s book author Richard Swann, for helping to make this day a huge success!

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