Our Professional Learning Communities are working toward helping our students be more environmentally conscious. They’re working toward three different initiatives: a pop bottle greenhouse, a school garden built from trough containers, and composting.
We Need Your Help to Build a Pop Bottle Greenhouse!
Westlake has put in a grant request from the Lake County Farm Bureau for funds to build a pop bottle greenhouse for our school but we need the pop bottles donated from our families. Please bring any 2 litter pop bottles (any color, washed, with the label removed) to the office to be a part of the project!
Other ways you can help next spring include: coaching students on the final construction, helping with the foundation, and donating shelving. When completed, classes of all ages can use the greenhouse in plant studies and in preparation for our school container garden this spring and summer.
Westlake is excited to introduce the idea of community gardening. The goal is to include all Westlake students, families and our surrounding community to be involved in the process, eventually having our garden become a blessing to others in need.
Our second grade students are learning all about composting, what food waste can be composted and what can’t. As they continue to learn more and more, they will use that knowledge to help create fertile soil for our school garden.