New School students take responsibility for keeping their classrooms tidy. They put away their work, clean up their own spills and wipe down surfaces weekly. This year, Annex students are reducing their impact on the Earth by using cloth towels instead of paper towels to clean their classroom.
Although we have been recycling paper and plastic for years throughout the building, we’ve never recycled those heavily waxed 8 oz milk cartons. This year the question was asked, “Can our milk cartons be recycled?” Rumpke was contacted, and we found out that indeed, these lunch-sized milk cartons are on the approved list. Elementary students have added this step to their daily lunch clean up process and feel good about what they’re doing to protect the environment.