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Eco-Schools Updates

This week Essex and Hawthorne have our final audit to maintain our status as a Platinum Eco-School.  We are excited to share all the great things that have been going on in our building.  Here are some updates for parents to be aware of:
1) We have officially applied to be an OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) school. We will soon find out if we are chosen and can begin the path to transform recess play for our K-6 students.  If you want to learn more about OPAL check out this bulletin board in the front hall.

2)Car-Free Fridays start this week.  All families (when possible) are encouraged to walk, bike, bus, scoot or skate to school on Friday.  We will be surveying the students each week to see if we are able to take more cars off the road this Spring!

3) Bag2School Textile Recycling Drive is taking place this week from Tuesday May 8-Thursday May 10.  Please drop off your bags in the Guidance Room in the First Floor Essex Primary Hallway (follow the yellow signs from the front foyer).  Lost and found items will be on display in the front hall this week.  Any unclaimed items will go to Bag2School on Thursday.

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