SCUSD Green Week – October 3 – 8, 2016
All Grades

Principal Bulletin Informational

This Fall SCUSD will be celebrating “Green Week”. Green Week is a district initiative to highlight sustainability efforts in our schools and promote environmental education through hands on learning opportunities.

Whether you participate in the whole week, one day, or just one activity, schools are encouraged to take this opportunity to spend time with students discussing sustainability topics and exploring ways they can make a difference at school, at home and in their communities.

Each day of the week will focus on a different environmental topic and will wrap up on Saturday with a Green Apple Day of Service. Schools will be provided educational resources and access to community partners for each topic.

Themed Days 

Monday – Energy                                                                                         Plug Load Audit for Grades K-12                                                                 Activity resources and materials provided by SMUD (must submit participation form to receive activity tools from SMUD)

Tuesday – Waste & Recycling                                                                     Bottle/Can or E-Waste Recycling Drive                                                       Organize a recycling drive at your school for community members to bring in recyclable items                                                                                       Planning help provided by Republic Services 

Wednesday – International Walk to School Day                                         Participate in Walk to School Day by organizing safe routes to school or walking school buses                                                                                   In partnership with WALKSacramento   

Thursday – Farm to Cafeteria                                                                       All Green Salad Bar available for Grades K-8                                              *WEAR GREEN DAY!            

Friday – Fresh Air                                                                                       Learn about Air Quality through the Spare the Air Program.                           Hold class or spend extra time outside with students.                                 Resources provided by the Air Resource Board 

Saturday – Green Apple Day of Service (register your event here)             Organize a day of service for students, staff and community members to work on a project to beautify the school. Register your event to set up online volunteer sign up and be recognized nationally. 

We encourage each school to submit a pledge form to let us know which activities your school will be participating in during the week. Click here to submit your form.

For more information on Green Week visit http://www.scusd.edu/green-week or contact Rachel King at Rachel-king@scusd.edu