Thursday, May 1 from 12:00 P.M - 1:30 P.M. eighth graders will take part in the third annual “Green Up Avonworth” initiative by planting and caring for trees on our school property. Through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s “Seedlings for Habitats” program, we will plant a variety of trees to the left of our walkway that leads to the Cobblestone development. Students will also weed and mulch the trees that were planted by previous years’ eighth graders.
The “Green Up Avonworth” project provides a terrific opportunity for the kids to extend learning about environmentalism from the classroom to their own school community. Students will read selections from Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring and research Pittsburgh’s “green efforts” in reading class. The tree-planting event will allow our students to build habitats and start their own “green” initiative at school.
Parents and guardians are welcome to join us! If you like being outside and enjoy planting, we would love your help supervising the kids. We hope you can join us for our tree planting event and appreciate any help you can offer! Please note that all parents working with children at our school must have the proper clearances in place. If you have your clearances and plan on attending, you must let us know by emailing Kathy Galecki at firstname.lastname@example.org . On the day of the event, please report to the middle school office to receive your pre-made visitor pass. Thank you!