JDC 4-H Worm Vermicomposting

Food Composting with Worms? 🐛

Here’s the Scoop!

Did you know that worms are nature’s recyclers? Vermicomposting is the process of composting food waste with worms. One pound of worms can turn 65 pounds of garbage into garden compost in 100 days. This result often referred to as “black gold,” is thought to be one of the best fertilizers for vegetables and other potted plants. Worm composting reduces the amount of garbage entering landfills and improves garden soils while providing families with a fun and rewarding activity that you can do at home. According to Alex Burbach, Extension Program Coordinator, “Vermicomposting is a great way for the youth of all ages to gain knowledge about the composting process, to see how we can recycle certain food waste, that in turn puts nutrients back into the soil to nurture plants that we can then consume for nutrients again.”

Happy WormThe Jo Daviess County Extension office will be offering vermicomposting kits to ANY youth in the county, free of charge. 4-H membership is not required to participate. Ordinary garden worms are not the best worms for the job, so your kit will include live worms that will be perfect for your vermicomposting bins! Each kit will include a container, bedding, compost, worms, food scraps, and the educational material to help you get started. Angela Miller, Program Coordinator 4-H Youth Development says, “Vermicomposting is easy, good for the environment, good for plants, and fun. This is a great way for parents or guardians to begin to introduce the idea of environmental stewardship to their children.”

Register for a kit by calling 815-858-2273 or by visiting https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=23080. The deadline to register is February 17. Participants may pick up their kit, February 22-26, at the Extension office, located at 204 Vine St., Elizabeth. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm.

IRTAF Grant

Sydney Groen received a grant from the Illinois Retired Teacher Association Foundation for $288.50. She will be using this money to purchase soil testing kits and soil color cards. These materials will aid in classroom instruction. 👏👏👏
Holiday Shopping

Rada Cutlery Fundraiser

Thank you for supporting Warren HS Sophomore Class through our Rada Cutlery fundraiser. Whether you’re an avid cook or hate to cook, there are plenty of products to choose from (Search for the “Sportsman Knife” for the hunter in your life). All of Rada’s cutlery is proudly made in the 🇺🇸 USA 🇺🇸 and backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Every purchase you make using this unique shopping link [https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=4739438.8e55d6] helps the Class of 2023 earn money! Order by December 15th and you should have the order by Christmas!

ILMEA District Festival

Every year, students from all over the state work hard to prepare selections and audition before a judge to hopefully be chosen to participate in the ILMEA District Festival. This year, students sent in virtual auditions that were judged and instead of gathering with thousands of musicians from around the area, they will join Zoom meetings to attend “Masterclasses” to better themselves as musicians. We are extremely proud of our Warren musicians that put in the hard work this year! It is truly an honor to be selected to participate in the festival!

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to participate in the District 8 ILMEA Festival:

Cadance Baumgartner – Senior Band
Jaylyn Carter – Senior Chorus
Reese Raisbeck – Junior Chorus & Senior Band
Emilie Slichenmyer – Senior Band
Evan Trone – Junior Band

Pictures of book fair items

BOOK FAIR!

It’s virtual Book Fair Time!

Support our school by shopping The Scholastic Store Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school and helps develop a love of reading.

Click this link to visit the book fair!: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/warrenelementaryschool3

"The Kind of Pizza Cutters" Support Our Fundraiser

Sophomore Class Fundraiser — Rada Cutlery

Thank you for supporting Warren HS Class of 2023. By using this link: https://radafundraising.com/?rfsn=4739438.8e55d6 when you shop, you’ll be purchasing high-quality Made in USA products, while helping our sophomore class raise money. Your support is appreciated!

In addition to world-class cutlery, utensils, and kitchen gear, you can also purchase mixes for dips, cheeseballs, seasonings, and cheesecakes. Check out the gift sets too and get started on your holiday shopping 😃