The Mason Crest PTO Green Committee exists to make our students aware of the nature around them, how nature can help us, and how we can help it. The Green Committee will be working during to the school year to create a garden, practice recycling and composting at Mason Crest, and creating opportunities for our students to be close to nature.
This year, the PTO will need volunteers interested in helping to create a flower/vegetable/spices garden with the help of the school community. The plant selection, planting, and caring for the plants will be done in association with teachers to keep our efforts in line with the student curriculum and students from each grade will have the opportunity to care for some of the plants in the garden.
Our volunteers will also help to create a recycling/composting program for the school, plan playdates at the nearby Hidden Oaks Center or Spring Gardens (each approximately 10 minutes away from Mason Crest), and hiking trips for the families, teachers, and students of Mason Crest.
The Green Committee is actively seeking volunteers for planting days, donations, grants, gifts, and materials. We are also looking for multicultural communicators to assist as we prepare narratives and progress updates.
We are currently in need of a Green Committee Chairperson for the 2015-16 school year! Interested volunteering for the Mason Crest PTO Green Committee? Please contact Monica Buckhorn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information.
The Mason Crest PTO Green Committee will work to make students aware of the nature around us, how nature can help us, and we how we can help it.
Creating a garden
During the school year we will be creating a flower/vegetable/spices garden with the help of the parent community. The plant selection, planting, and caring for the plants will be made in association with the teachers so that it is in line with the student curriculum. Each grade to have the opportunity to care for some of the plants.
Increase Mason Crest’s Recycling & Composting Efforts
During the school year we will create a recycling and composting program for the school. If the school is a LEED project, sharing about the recycling materials that when into building the school.
Create opportunities for the Mason Crest community to be closer to nature
We will be planning play dates at the Hidden Oaks Nature Center or Spring Gardens (each approximately 10 minutes away from Mason Crest Elementary School), and hiking trips for families, teachers, and students. Advertising affordable programs organized by these (and other parks) and those that are in line with nature education.
- Defining the planting objectives for this school year in association with Teachers.
- Searching for sources of funding, such as donations, grants, gifts, and materials.
- Finding Volunteers for plating days
- Finding a communicator for narratives, progress updates, pictures, etc.