Shabonee Students Compost in April

The PTA and Eco Empowered Kids are teaming up to bring composting to both Hickory Point and Shabonee in celebration of Earth Month (April). Mrs. Singer, District 27 Educator and Eco Empowered Kids facilitator, will be going into each classroom to teach about composting and explain the process both for backyard composting and commercial composting. Students will then be collecting their food waste from both snacks and lunches and putting it into large composting bins in the lunchroom. Please note that your child does not need to bring anything different from what they usually bring for lunch or snack. If your child gets hot lunch, we will compost that food waste also. Of course, we will continue to encourage the kids to eat their lunches too.

A commercial composting company will collect the food waste and bring it to a large compost facility. Students will learn the benefits of adding compost to gardens everywhere. Hopefully, some students and their families will want to begin composting in their own backyard! If you would like to learn more, check out the following websites and videos. Questions? Contact Laura Singer at