As part of our eco-school initiative, St. Matthew school will be participating in the Plastic Bag Challenge. From Monday April 16 - Friday April 20, students are encouraged to bring in any plastic bags that are not being used at home. The Plastic Bag Grab Challenge is a waste reduction program for elementary schools across Canada that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle. During this week, students will learn about the importance of recycling and what part we can take to make our world a safer place to live. We will be collecting bags all week and will be bringing them to Wal-Mart to be recycled. At the end of the week, we will be taking a picture with all of the bags we have collected to commemorate our efforts. We appreciate your support for this initiative and as always we thank you for helping us reach our platinum eco certification this year.