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Waste Reduction Week 2019

[T]he ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion…Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience. Pope Francis – Laudato Si

October 21-27, 2019 is Canada’s Waste Reduction Week. The St. Francis of Assisi school community will be focusing on five initiatives to help students become Stewards of the Earth. We encourage you to discuss Waste Reduction Week with your child(ren) and also encourage you to try these strategies at home!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Good On One Side (GOOS) Paper Day – Teachers and students will be challenged to create a GOOS Paper basket within the classroom that allows them to have access to recycled paper for writing, math, art, and more!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Trashless Tuesday – Students will be encouraged to examine the amount of waste that is coming to school in their lunch bags. Students will also be reminded about the importance of sorting their waste into the compost, recycling, and garbage bins to avoid contamination.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Take Me Outside Day – Wednesday October 23rd is Canada’s Take Me Outside Day. Students are encouraged to explore nature and examine their natural surroundings both at school and at home.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Reusable Water Bottle Day

Students will be reminded about the importance of bringing a reusable water bottle to school to help eliminate the presence of single-use plastics. To date, we have eliminated waste from 80830 plastic water bottles!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Paperless Friday – Staff and students will be challenged to explore alternatives to paper including erasable white boards, rich discussions, games and in-class activities.


Elementary PrincipalWaste Reduction Week 2019