of more than 83,000 classrooms nationwide, four were recognized for their
outstanding integration of the 2008-09 Elmer’s Glue Crew RecyclingProgram
into their year-long classroom activities. Congratulations to Shannon
Dominick and her second grade class at Eisenhower Elementary in Pittsburgh, Pa.,
who were selected as the program’s grand prize winner.
Elementary’s award-winning entry contained a student-produced video which was shared with the entire school to generate
excitement around recycling efforts. The production was developed in a fun,
news format and included stories about the importance of everyday recycling. Additionally,
Dominick’s classroom walked the walk by collecting and recycling more than
1,000 Elmer’s glue bottles and glue sticks.
part of Eisenhower Elementary’s grand prize, Elmer’s is working with American Forests to plant 1,000
trees in the classroom’s honor as part of the Global ReLeaf ecosystem
restoration project which often reforests wildfire decimated areas. Elmer’s
also hosted a celebration at the school that featured an all-school assembly,
ceremonial tree planting and student reception.
schools that received honorable mention include:
Lucero Solorio Elementary in Fontana, California
Elementary in San Antonio, Texas
Jog Elementary in West Palm Beach, Florida
class will receive an award for display in their school, and some Elmer’s
to all of you, program participation exploded this year to more than 16,000
teachers, 83,000 classrooms and 1.2 million students, resulting in the recycling of approximately 2 million Elmer’s glue
sticks and bottles! We’re fortunate to be associated with such tremendous
you for an outstanding year - you are truly amazing!
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