HSASH - Bedwell Mission Statement

The Home and School Association of Somerset Hills, Inc. is an association that promotes a positive relationship between home and school in order to enhance the educational environment of Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School for the optimal benefit of the students. The sole purpose of the Corporation (Bedwell Division) is to provide support to the Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School.
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Bedwell Green Team

For more information on the Green Team contact: greenteam@bedwellhsa.org


The Bedwell Butterfly Garden




Summer Vegetable Cart
The Green Team strives to help students learn more about their environment. Our various sub-committees concentrate on different environmental aspects: Recycling, Fall Bulb Sale and our Gardens (Butterfly Garden/Monarch Waystation, Native Species Area and the Vegetable Garden). Through these subcommittees we are able to give the students opportunities to practice good habits when it comes to recycling, understanding plant and insect life cycles and making environmentally conscious choices in all areas of daily life.


The Green Team and the Bedwell Garden Club plan to participate in the "Carton2Garden" program at Bedwell this Spring, where students will reuse milk cartons as planters for milkweed seedlings.  Our goal is to collect at least 100 cartons. The Bedwell cafeteria is also eliminating the use of plastic straws, and replacing with paper straws.

The Green Team, in cooperation with the staff and administration, has focused its efforts on making the inner courtyard gardens a hands-on learning area for Bedwell students.  It is now an outdoor classroom, for all subjects from technology and math to science and art. One proud accomplishment has been the recognition of Mr. James "Mac" McCarron as the recipient of the prestigious 2017 Patricia Abernathy Hull Award by The Garden Club of America.  The link can be found here:  

https://www.gcamerica.org/gca-awards-Hull-Award

The Green Team has many more wonderful ideas and programs ahead, which are made possible with funds generated through the Fall Bulb Sale and most importantly sub-committee volunteers like you!   Thank you for your support!