PBES provides many opportunities to students for service learning that focuses on identified community need. Some of these projects include National Marine Debris cleanup, support of Manna Food Bank (600 pounds donated in 1998), participation in Clean and Green campaigns. We attended Earth Day celebrations at the EPA and taught the students about recycling. Our students earned $2,500 for the American Heart Associate on our Jump Rope for Heart Day.
The school no longer uses styrofoam containers and trays during lunch. Here our students show our final trashing of styrofoam products. We now use washable trays and silverware.
Our students have also been collecting old phone books to be recycled. Here several students pose with just a few of the many pounds of books that we have gathered.
Manna Food Bank — Each year in the Fall, PBES families contribute non–perishable foods to be donated to a local food bank. Each class participates in a contest to see who collects the most items and the highest weight of food. This project also helps students learn to read labels and work with weight measurements.
Koats for Kids — students donated coats to needy children through a program organized by Optimist Club.
Toys for Tots — students donated toys at Christmas time through a program organized by “Mayor Mike”.