The school collected recyclables during American Education Week to celebrate America Recycles Day.
America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, coincided with American Education Week and a group of students at Villa Cresta Elementary School took it on themselves to help green the community. Over 100 students from the school participated in the weeklong drive by collecting aluminum cans, glue sticks, batteries, writing tools and plastic bags from their neighbors. In all, Villa Cresta Green Team advisor Stephanie Foy said that students managed to collect: "We made a difference. Villa Cresta is helping to save our Earth," Foy wrote in an email. The Green Team, which was founded in the 2010-2011 school year, is made up of about 30 third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at the Parkville school.
During American Education Week, students in the school's environmental club are collecting items to be recycled.
America Recycles Day—Nov. 15—falls in the middle of American Education Week this year and students at Parkville's Villa Cresta Elementary School are doing their part to pitch in. The school's Green Team, a student organization with about 30 members in third, fourth and fifth grade, is taking up a collection during the mornings—they're looking for aluminium cans, plastic bags and batteries along with other items in order to promote recycling in the community. "If the weather is nice we'll be outside, if not then we'll be in the lobby," said Stephanie Foy, a Villa Cresta teacher and green team advisor. Members of the community are welcome to drop off recyclables, but Foy said it would be best if they could reach out to a student. "Anyone, …