Hello Parents, Teachers and Students!
Our pop tab contest was so successful we are going to do it again, our first contest will be have one grade winner with the GRAND PRIZE OF EXTRA RECESS TIME for that whole grade.
Why we recycle:
Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste.
Why are we collecting pop tabs and not the whole can?
Two reasons: First; the tab is much cleaner and easier to collect in large quantities than whole cans. The tab of a standard soda can, or soup can is made of high quality, high-grade aluminum. That is easily recycled.
Secondly; we can join efforts with our local Ronald McDonald House. They have a recycling program that takes the tabs to a recycling center. They in turn receive money for the recycled tabs. The money raised helps offset the cost for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte.
What is the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte?
The Ronald McDonald House offers a comforting “home away from home” and a community of support for seriously ill children and their families.
Pop Tab Fun Fact
- Approximately one million pop tabs = $500.00
- Approximately 1,000 tabs pop tabs = one pounds
- 500 pounds=approximately $250 raised for RMH
THE CONTEST FOR SHARON ELEMENTARY STUDENTS:
It’s simple—the GRADE that collects the most number of “pop tabs” will win extra recess time. Pop tabs will be collected in designated containers inside of each class room.
Contest runs until January 20th!
Thank you for supporting our Sharon’s Green Teams Recycling efforts and the Ronald McDonald House.
Little things can make a big difference.
Sincerely your GREEN TEAM,
Nancy Johnson and Lori Hager