July 2015
Youth Matters

Pals: Clean and Green


East Elementary School has taken the Clean Campus Program to a new level.

East Elementary School in Cullman County has taken their Clean Campus Program to a new level! At the direction of teacher Anna Katherine Parsons, East Elementary is working hard to ensure their campus stands out as clean and green for the 2015-2016 school year!

Parsons coordinated a Clean Campus Day in May to wrap up their 2014-2015 school year. The day kicked off with my 30-minute Clean Campus presentation; then each grade was dismissed to their assigned task. The younger grades cleaned windows and doors, as well as watered plants and helped in pulling weeds. The older grades worked to clean the parking lots and did other litter pickups around the campus. The cleanup was quite an impressive team effort!

East Elementary has participated in the Clean Campus Program for many years now, and always participates in Alabama PALS’ scrapbook competition every fall. Their scrapbook this year will have an abundance of new material after their successful cleanup day!

Congratulations to East Elementary for taking their Clean Campus Program so seriously!

If you think a school near you would be interested in joining the Clean Campus Program, just have them give me a call at 334-263-7737 or send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.