Photos: Elmer’s(R) Products, Inc. Announces Winning Classrooms in 2009 Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program(TM)
Eisenhower Elementary in
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“Being selected as the winning classroom is such an honor,” said Dominick. “Our students worked so hard to lead our school’s recycling efforts throughout the year and are really excited to see their hard work rewarded. Each and every student had such a great time incorporating the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program into our daily activities. It’s truly one of those programs that make learning fun!”
Eisenhower Elementary’s award-winning entry contained a student-produced video which was shared with the entire school to generate excitement around recycling efforts. The production was developed in a fun, news format and included stories about the importance of everyday recycling. Additionally, Dominick’s classroom walked the walk by collecting and recycling more than 1,000 Elmer’s glue bottles and glue sticks.
As part of Eisenhower Elementary’s grand prize, Elmer’s is working with American Forests to plant 1,000 trees in the classroom’s honor as part of the Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration project which often reforests wildfire decimated areas. Elmer’s also hosted a celebration at the school that featured an all-school assembly, ceremonial tree planting and student reception.
The schools that received honorable mention include: Cecilia Lucero Solorio Elementary in
“By taking a hands-on approach to the principles of everyday recycling and active eco-learning, these four classes really stood out and reflected the core values of the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program,” said
Program participation exploded this year to more than 16,000 teachers, 83,000 classrooms and more than one million students, resulting in the recycling of approximately 2 million Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles.
The Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, launched in 2008, encourages classrooms nationwide to actively learn about recycling by collecting empty glue bottles and glue sticks to be recycled. Starting on
Teachers and parents interested in receiving program updates, recycling tips and fun craft ideas can visit ElmersGlueCrew.com, become a fan of the Elmer’s Glue Crew fan page on Facebook or follow the program on Twitter (@ElmersGlueCrew).
Teachers may register for the free program all year long at ElmersGlueCrew.com. Those teachers already registered do not need to register again each year.
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