Green Day and Recycling Event

IMG_7595Thanks to the dedicated volunteers who came out on May 14, our spring Green Day was a huge success!  The volunteers really showed their love for McKinley and helped beautify our school campus.   What a great way to see in action the IB attitudes of Cooperation, Commitment, Creativity, and Enthusiasm!

When you are on campus, check out the latest improvements:

  • New benches and picnic tables in the courtyard of the 2nd-4th grade building.
  • 5th Grade tiles installed and fence above them adorned with new recycled plastic bottle “flowers.”
  • Garden shed in the Octopus Garden completed, with its very own rain barrel!
  • New raised bed near Ms. Gentle’s classroom.
  • Mulch spread around existing trees to keep them healthy.
  • Native plants relocated from slope to front entry, since the slope will be redone over the summer with the joint use project.
  • Garden area cleaned up and leaves collected to help support our compost system.
  • Families also worked with Ms. Mindy to harvest and prepare a delicious salad enjoyed by the volunteers!

Thanks again for all those who came out to help us – we can’t express our gratitude enough! Despite the May Gray, we completed some great projects and enjoyed a day of service with other McKinley families.  If you weren’t able to participate this time, we hope to see you at future Green Day campus beautification events!

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The Campus Beautification Committee’s Fall 2015 Green Day was a fantastic success. With so many volunteers, we were able to build a shed, lay irrigation in the garden, clean up a ton around campus, and involve the kids in a recycling art project! We look forward to more Green Days in 2016!

The Beautification Committee Thanks you!

Want to help? Contact: Jen Spencer at jensabo@yahoo.com

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