Day 2015 will take place on Wednesday, April 22 and students and
to wear something green to recognize the importance of this
addition, there are a number of events taking place "outside”
at Prospect on this day.
the morning Mrs. Evan's and Mrs. Hamilton's classes will release
the coho salmon they have raised into a nearby stream.
will participate from 1:45 until 2:30 in a series of outdoor
12:45 - 1:30 students and staff will be involved in our April
School Walk entire s
are encouraged to bring
a "Waste-Free Lunch”
Sturdy containers prevent
Resealable containers make it
easy for children to save uneaten food for an after-school snack.
When you your child "packs
out” uneaten food, you're provided you with a view into his
lunch habits and preferences. Talk with your child about the food
that comes home. Adjust quantity and food choices periodically.
With prepackaged foods, the lunchbox may come home empty, but you
won't know how much has been eaten and how much has been tossed
into the trash can.
Purchasing lunch foods in
larger containers instead of single-serve packages costs less.
Buy yogurt and applesauce in larger containers and spoon it into
a smaller container for lunch. Buy quality bulk bin items,
including fresh-ground peanut butter, nuts, dried fruits, and
Consider purchasing a CSA
(Community Supported Agriculture) share or shop at the farmers'
market. Visit LocalHarvest
to find a CSA or farmers' market near you.
Cut up fruits and vegetables.
Children can eat some at lunch and save the rest for later. It's
hard to take two bites of an apple during snack time and save the
rest for lunch. It's easier to eat a wedge or two and then
reseal the container for later.
a Refillable Drink Bottle--Consider using a
made-to-last water bottle instead of refilling single-use
It is widely suspected that
single-use water bottles may leach chemicals into the water.
If you use a refillable bottle,
your child can save some of his/her water for later. If you pack
a juice box or pouch, most of it may end up in the trash, and
your child will have nothing left to drink at the end of the day.
Water spills are easier to
clean up than juice spills--at home, at school, and in your
child's lunch box.
Utensils Instead of Disposables