Recycling Markers at Arlington

Dear Parents,

 

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!

 

Sincerely,

 

Clara Crosby

Art Teacher


Are floppy disks and cardboard, art??

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Student teacher, TJ Reynolds tells the students, “YES!” Especially when corrugated cardboard artist, Mark Langan, and salvaged floppy disk artist, Nick Gentry, get their hands on them. Check out Langan’s work at www.langanart.com/ and Gentry’s at http://trendland.com/nick-gentry-salvaging-discarded-media/.  And check out the slideshow below to see how kindergarten through fifth grade students played with this new/old media!!


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