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January

Hailey, Emma and Lauren presenting at the staff meeting!

Save the dates…


I Dig Long Beach Tree Planting

Saturday, January 21, 2022

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Avenue

(Meet at Myrtle Avenue & E. 63rd Street)

We will plant 100 new street trees with the Houghton Park Neighborhood Association in the neighborhood BOTH weekends! January 21st and 28th

I Dig Long Beach Tree Planting

Saturday, January 28, 2022

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

Houghton Park

6301 Myrtle Avenue

(Meet at Myrtle Avenue & E. 63rd Street)

December

A VERY special Thank You from our friends in Abuja!

Emma and Bailey completed our December trash audit today! Finding out what we need to do to be better recyclers!

We are in the ABCUSD Community News! Click the link below.

https://www.smore.com/mw18t

December 17th – Green Team helped to plant 50 trees in Long Beach!

For photos, click on the “Tree Planting #3” tab!

WE DID IT!

With our plant sales and donations, we collected enough money to purchase 278 pairs of shoes for children in Abuja, Nigeria!

Thank you to all who supported this project!

Save the Date! Tree Planting #3 – December 17th

More Info to come!

Plant Sale for Shoes!

Our sale has started! Check out the “Please Help” tab to see more photos! Thank you to all who are helping us purchase shoes for our friends in Abuja, Nigeria! (See below for more information)

Mary Bragg Green Team and Sister School Team are working together to raise money to purchase shoes for our friends in Abuja, Nigeria.

Life in Abuja is not easy. Currently it is recommended to “Avoid all travel to Abuja, due to the very high threat of terrorist attacks

On top of that, because of flooding, “over 1.4 million persons have been displaced, about 500 persons have been reported dead, 790,254 persons moved out of their locations and 1,546 persons were injured,” said Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in a statement.

We want to help! We NEED to help!

Please click on the “Please Help” tab to find out how you can help.

November

Saturday, November 19th

Today Mary Bragg Green Team helped plant 90 trees at Recreation Park in Long Beach!

*See more photos on the “Tree Planting #2” tab!

America Recycles Day!

Tuesday, November 15th

Please celebrate with the Green Team by bringing in aluminum cans and single use plastic water bottles for us to recycle!

*Drop your recyclables off by the front planter

or the back gate by valet*

Mary Bragg Green Team – Changing the World!

*More photos on the “2022 – 2023” tab

November 5th

Today we helped to plant 106 trees with the

City of Long Beach!

Thank you to all who came out to help!

More tree planting photos under the tree planting tab!

See our Green Team in action!

October

Mrs. Flores went on a trip to Uganda and was able to meet the Green Team from Nairobi!

September

Today we did our first trash audit of the year!

The data will tell us what our school needs to learn about

what is recyclable and what is trash!

Congratulations

Green Team!

ABCUSD’s Bragg Elementary Earns Tree Campus K-12 Distinction From Arbor Day Foundation

Program honors schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to nature-based education

 September 21, 2022~Bragg Elementary School, located in Cerritos, CA, is one of 70 elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States to earn recognition through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus K-12 program.

The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest membership nonprofit organization dedicated to tree planting. Its Tree Campus K-12 program, launched last year, encourages educators to create meaningful opportunities for students to interact with trees.

“Spending time in nature sparks children’s imaginations, improves their mental and physical health, and shapes them into lifelong environmental stewards,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “We are thrilled to see schools like Bragg Elementary lead the way in this important work.”

To earn this distinction, Bragg Elementary met four goals:

  • Maintain a Tree Campus team that is dedicated to achieving recognition
  • Create an education plan that connects students to trees and their global benefits
  • Offer a hands-on experience that engages students in trees and the community
  • Hold an Arbor Day observance to celebrate trees within the school or the community

“I’m so proud that our school was recognized for our work on the environment,” said Principal Jeff Heilig. “Our students, led by our Green Team, have worked hard to make our campus greener, and their leadership in planting trees has made a lasting impact at our school.”

The recognized schools span 31 states. In the first year of the program, more than 15,000 students participated in an Arbor Day celebration, and nearly 30,000 trees were planted.

Other Arbor Day Foundation recognition programs include Tree City USA, Tree Campus Higher Education, and Tree Campus Healthcare. Working together, the four programs celebrate tree planting efforts at nearly every community level.

To learn more and see the full list of recognized schools, visit arborday.org/K12.

About the ABC Unified School District

In 1965 the Artesia, Bloomfield, and Carmenita School Districts unified and became the ABC Unified School District. Today, the District serves about 30,000 Pre-K to 12th Grade and adult education students through its 31 schools. It serves the cities of Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, and portions of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Norwalk.

About the Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Since 1972, almost 500 million Arbor Day Foundation trees have been planted in neighborhoods, communities, cities and forests throughout the world. Our vision is to lead toward a world where trees are used to solve issues critical to survival.

As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation, through its members, partners, and programs, educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing, and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

~More photos under the beach clean up tab~

Leader’s trip to LA Sanitation District.

~More photos under the 2022 – 2023 tab~

Selecting teams for our new projects:

Meatless Mondays, Energy Audits, Tree Plantings & Plant Sales,

Stroll & Roll, Beach & Park Clean Ups, Campus Recycling,

E-Waste Drive, Adopt-A-Spot, The Gallon Challenge,

Take Only What You Want Lunch Challenge, 1 Million Letter Challenge

We have A LOT planned!

It’s going to be a GREAT year to CHANGE the WORLD!

Beach Clean Up

Saturday, September 24th, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Pexels.com

54th and Claremont – Long Beach

Parking Code #MAR0924 (MAR zero, nine, two, four)

*I will have gloves and bags for you

Hope to see you there!

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