On April 22, 2010, the Jose Ortega students began their Earth Day celebration with a recycling drive sponsored by the student council. An environmental grant acquired by one of our parents brought us a new greenhouse, as well as a take-home bag of books on the environment for every child. The classrooms took turns visiting the greenhouse to deliver seedlings they had planted as class projects. They learned about how greenhouses work and checked out the different plants being grown by each class. The students will be taking care of the seedlings until May 22, when they will be sold at the Umoja Carnival.