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May 6, 2014Posted by on
Here’s an update from a new student initiated club at our school:
The Endangered Species Club is working on a big fundraiser project to save animals. All the money raised will go towards Earth Rangers and will help save/protect these following animals: the Beluga Whale, the Western Bumblebee, the Barn Swallow and the Blandings Turtle
To raise this money, we will be doing a raffle like the dance-a-thon. Basically, we will be raffling some used items (that have been reused), and some brand new prizes. Prizes include books, art supplies, games, stuffed animals, jewelry, and much, much more! Every 50 cents that you donate gets you a raffle ticket, and you can choose your ticket to go towards winning the prize of your choice. Our goal is to raise $200 from May 4th until May 22 and we can’t make this possible without you Lorna Jackson!!
The Endangered Species Club
November 20, 2013Posted by on
Thanks to a team of student bloggers with this update on our EcoTeam
As an Eco Team, we have been looking at your recycle bins and garbage bins. As a school we want to ensure that garbage goes in our garbage cans, recycling goes in our recycling bins and compost items go in our green bins. Each class now has a small circle magnet on their door. Red represents that your class has a lot of garbage in your recycle bin. Yellow represents that your class has only a little bit of garbage in your recycle bin, and green represents that there is no garbage in your recycle bin. Let’s all get greens! We have also been looking at classes who have been saving energy by turning off the lights and the monitors in the classroom. Also, we have been noticing many straws from juice boxes in the recycle bin. This is an area we can improve in. Please remember to put the straws in the garbage and empty juice boxes in the recycle bin.
Please do your part and help us save the environment!
The Eco Team
April 29, 2013Posted by on
We thank our student press team for this update:
There is a new club at school for girls in grade 5&6. Actually, this club is not new because we had it at the beginning of the year but we took a little break and are back up and running. The club has 27 girls which is “a very good turn- out” according to Ms. Bianchi, the founder of the group. Ms. Bianchi has high hopes for the group and wants it to be an anti-bullying and self-esteem building organization. Ms. Bianchi started the girls group after she heard about cases in the media and wanted to discuss issues like self-image, self-esteem, the media and how girls view themselves and others at Lorna Jackson. We looked at one statement that “girl’s typically bully and are pressured in different ways than boys are. Girls use relationships and self-image as opposed to overt aggression when they are unhappy with their peers.”
The name chosen for the Group is: We Are Girls Corporation (Corp.). And I am proud to say that I am part of this organization! Look out for Girls Corporation campaigns and initiatives at Lorna Jackson and beyond!