One of the first missions the Missituk CCSR went to work on was cleaning up the school grounds. The group organized a Fall Clean-Up Day for the Missituk (it was later canceled) but they were able to assist the custodial staff in ensuring the playground areas and the park surrounding our school remained clean. They scheduled daily walks around the property and were able to remove many bags of trash from the property. They had these signs created as well, and the students have really taken a lot of pride in keeping Missituk Elementary clean. The group will be scheduling more clean-up events once the weather is warmer!
This group of students has been working tremendously hard the last few months in spreading information on the importance of recycling. As a group, they collected recyclable materials and created four art installations to display at our “Go Green” event this school year. They raised funds by raffling off local business gift cards, and they were able to donate $150 to the Team Seas global fundraising event in which they were able to assist in their mission of raising $30 million. For every dollar raised, Team Seas will be able to remove one pound of trash from the world’s oceans. The group is donating to another project with ‘Team Trees’ later this year. These students have also created recycling posters to hang around the school to remind students and staff which items are recyclable and where they are to be put.
The Missituk CCSR Student Leaders were the first to volunteer in creating CCSR member pins for all CCSR members (and eventually all students in the school.) The purpose behind the pin was to symbolize that we are all part of the same school community and we have been working hard making sure that all members of the community - both inside our school and outside - are treated with respect. They are using the remaining pins for fundraising efforts.