I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
Arlington Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. (They can be any markers- highlighters, dry erase, etc.) A drop-off box will be located outside the art room for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Look what we did on the first day of art class! (5 photos)
Each student made a self-portrait in the color of their table that they sit at in art class. 4th and 5th grade used analogous colors (colors that are next to each other on the color wheel) so that the colors would blend better like on the color wheel. We did our best to use good facial proportions. Students’ names are on the back so that you can try to find them at back to school night. We hope you love our artwork. We sure do! (I got this idea from elementaryartfun.blogspot.com)
- Puts children first and knows most of their names. Sincerely cares about EACH child.
- Cares about his staff, not just the teachers – but ALL staff. Creates a family atmosphere.
- Role models excellence in work ethic and integrity.
- Admits when they are wrong.
- Has a sense of humor.
- Does everything within their power to allow you to be the best you can be.
- Communicates clearly.
- Boldly points out your strengths and quietly encourages your weaknesses.
- Has big ideas, not big agendas.
- Loves and nurtures the arts.
We will be getting a new principal when school starts up again in July. If I were doing the hiring these are the qualities I would look for to fill the position. These are the qualities that come to mind if you asked me to describe the leader that we have had in David Henriott at Arlington Elementary for the past 10 years. Thank you, Mr. Henriott!
In celebration and honor of our 5th grade “seniors” I am always going to have tie-dye week the second to the last week of school. (It can’t be the last week because of all the events going on for students that week, such as Award’s Day, Survivor Day and so on. It has been such a fun week that I completely forgot to take pictures of the students as they tie-dyed their t-shirts, but today I caught a couple of the staff as they wandered down after school.