We are so excited to announce that we received a grant from the Georgia Recycling Coalition to support our composting program! A huge thanks goes out to Abbey Patterson for her help securing this funding!
Thank you to Yvonne Douglas of the APS Facilities Department for sending the Waste Pro Recycling truck out to visit our school! The classes that correctly sorted their trash for the SPARK Recycles Challenge last week were invited to come see the truck. Students learned about where their recyclables go after they put them in their classroom recycling bins. They also got to meet their driver and see the truck in action!
The winning classes were:
- Roasted Turkey
- Cranberry Sauce
- Broccoli Cheese and Rice Casserole
- Cornbread Dressing
- Sweet Potato Souffle
- Southern Style Collard Greens
- Baked Spiced Peaches
- Freshly Baked Rolls
- Kindergarten / 10:25 – 10:55
- 1st Grade / 11:15 – 11:45
- 2nd Grade / 10:50 – 11:20
- 3rd Grade / 10:00 – 10:30
- 4th Grade / 12:05 – 12:35
- 5th Grade / 12:25 – 12:55
Leading up to America Recycles Day on November 15, SPARK classes participated in the Georgia Read for Recycling Week and the SPARK Recycles Challenge!
Georgia Reading for Recycling Week!
Throughout the week of November 8-15, SPARK students participated in Georgia’s “Reading for Recycling” week (sponsored by the Georgia Recycling Coalition). Any student that turned in a reading log showing 5 books that they read about either recycling or composting, were entered into a drawing to receive a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble.
See below for our outstanding students and classes for our 2014 campaign! We’re still waiting to hear back from the Georgia Recycling Coalition on the winners of the $50 Barnes and Noble gift card!
Thank you so much to the volunteers that came in to read throughout the week!
To see more information, a suggested reading list, and the reading log visit: http://www.georgiarecycles.org/assets/Uploads/America-Recycles-Day/2014-RFR-Booklet-Journal.pdf
SPARK Recycles Challenge!
Each day in the week leading up to America Recycles Day, our SPARK Green Team checked the trash and recycling bins of each classroom each afternoon to determine the best recyclers in our school.
The winning classes were:
These classes were rewarded with a special visit with the Waste Pro Recycling Hauler. See the photos from this event here.
Single Stream Recycling Bin:
Plastic Wrap, Bag, and Film Bin:
Trash: Everything else!
Ink Cartridges: For this week only, we are also collecting ink cartridges. We will receive money for our school with every ink cartridge we recycle!