Green Team

Recycle     Reuse   Compost     Healthy Eating     Physical Activity

Edison’s Green Team Value Statement:

At Edison Elementary, our students develop a lifelong appreciation of health, wellness and eco-mindedness. We believe that through our collaborative learning community where rigorous academics and character education ensure the development of the whole child, our students are also becoming individuals who value and practice a healthy lifestyle by choosing daily physical activities, making healthy eating choices and by actively participating in eco-minded behaviors.

Student Green Team:

The Edison Student Green Team is a fun way for 4th and 5th grade students to participate in school-wide leadership, learn to take care of the planet, and experience a healthy lifestyle. As part of this after school program, Edison students lead the recycling and composting program in the school, plant in the community garden and share their learning and ideas with the school community. The Green Team students empty recycling bins and train their classmates in lunchroom composting. The Student Green Team also coordinates the Earth Day parade, helps organize the school Health Fair, and enjoy after school activities including making healthy smooties, creating art from recycled materials and more. Student Green team leaders: Kathy Senft, Lanette DeSantiago, Sara Macky

Adult Green Team:

The Adult Green Team is a small group of dedicated parents who value eco-mindedness and healthy living and strive to support Edison in achieving these values. The Adult Green Team is a committee of the PTA, which provides feedback and suggestions to the school staff and coordinates several community events. Additionally the Adult Green Team leads fundraising efforts to support green and healthy initiatives at the school.

The Adult Green Team has positively impacted the Edison community in many ways, including:

  • supported the acquisition of grants to bring a community garden and composting to Edison;
  • partnered with Green-Up Our Schools, to reduce solid waste at Edison by nearly 70 percent;
  • received a grant from the Western Dairy Association and Fuel Up to Play 60 to remodel the cafeteria and gym and install a Wii dance system in the gym;
  • installed the ‘Little Red Schoolhouse’ to support recycling/reusing of old materials;
  • supported the Student Green Team through fundraising and donations to provide the after school program.

Community Events and School Activities that support the vision:

  • Recycling and Composting Awareness and Instruction in the cafeteria
  • School Grounds clean up Saturdays
  • Eagle Run
  • National Walk to School Day
  • Teacher Smoothie Bar
  • Earth Day Parade
  • Health Fair “Edison GOES”
  • National Bike to School Day
  • Field Day
  • Electronic Recycling

Climbing Wall

On May 2, 2014, the Edison community gathered in the gym for an exciting ribbon cutting. The teachers, parents and students were very excited because a climbing wall had just been installed. Thanks to a very generous, anonymous donor Edison purchased and installed a climbing wall in the gymnasium. PE Teacher Robert Auday, PTA President Jennifer Wolf, Principal Sally Whitelock, Asst. Principal Eric Hamilton and Asst. Principal Suzy O’Dorisio cut the red ribbon. Then, students quickly lined up and started traversing across the wall! We were thrilled to think of the new opportunities for physical education that the climbing wall will provide for Edison’s students for years to come. Students now have Rock Climbing as a physical activity during physical education at Edison!

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Fuel Up to Play 60

Eat Healthy. Get Active. Make a Difference.

The Edison Elementary community joined the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in January 2015. Fuel Up to Play 60 is a perfect addition to our CARES traits and our Green Team/Wellness initiatives at Edison.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. It rewards students for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes per day.

On January 16, 2015, Miles, the Denver Broncos Mascot, came to Edison to kick off the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Miles inspired our students to “fuel up” with low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and to “get up and play” for at least 60 minutes per day.

With the support of Leprino Foods who donated $15,000.00 and many volunteers, Edison’s first Fuel Up to Play 60 “play” was a Cafeteria Remodel! On March 14, 2015, staff from Leprino Foods and the Western Dairy Association, with the support of the Edison community, remodeled the school cafeteria to create an environment which inspires students to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Edison’s artists, Angela Alexander and Robin Segura, designed a Farmers Market mural and an Outdoor Activities mural. School colors were painted on the walls and a celebration booth was installed. Additionally, the school gym was painted bright colors and a wii Dance system installed. Lastly, the Student Green team created CARES healthy living slogans:

C – Care for your body

A – Adventure outside

R – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

E – Eat fruits and veggies

S – Stay active

We would like every Edison student to get involved. Go to www.FuelUpTOPlay60.com and select “I’m a Student” to sign up, take the pledge and get involved. On this website, student can track their own eating and play habits, get ideas, and join in the activities at Edison. Students can earn points which result in rewards for them as individuals and possible new grants to Edison Elementary. Join in and have fun!

We are hoping to do at least one new Fuel Up to Play 60 “play” every year to encourage all of our students to Eat Healthy, Get Active, and Make a Difference.

The Edison Elementary community joined the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in January 2015. Fuel Up to Play 60 is a perfect addition to our CARES traits and our Green Team/Wellness initiatives at Edison.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. It rewards students for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes per day.

On January 16, 2015, Miles, the Denver Broncos Mascot, came to Edison to kick off the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Miles inspired our students to “fuel up” with low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and to “get up and play” for at least 60 minutes per day.

With the support of Leprino Foods who donated $15,000.00 and many volunteers, Edison’s first Fuel Up to Play 60 “play” was a Cafeteria Remodel! On March 14, 2015, staff from Leprino Foods and the Western Dairy Association, with the support of the Edison community, remodeled the school cafeteria to create an environment which inspires students to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Edison’s artists, Angela Alexander and Robin Segura, designed a Farmers Market mural and an Outdoor Activities mural. School colors were painted on the walls and a celebration booth was installed. Additionally, the school gym was painted bright colors and a wii Dance system installed. Lastly, the Student Green team created CARES healthy living slogans:

C -Care for your body

A – Adventure outside

R – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

E – Eat fruits and veggies

S – Stay active

We would like every Edison student to get involved. Go to www.FuelUpTOPlay60.com and select “I’m a Student” to sign up, take the pledge and get involved. On this website, student can track their own eating and play habits, get ideas, and join in the activities at Edison. Students can earn points which result in rewards for them as individuals and possible new grants to Edison Elementary. Join in and have fun!

We are hoping to do at least one new Fuel Up to Play 60 “play” every year to encourage all of our students to Eat Healthy, Get Active, and Make a Difference.

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