Is your child interested in joining the Grades of Green Team?
Cost is $50/student per year.
Introducing: Crayola ColorCycle
Crayola ColorCycle an amazing program devised to turn used markers into energy! Last school year Daves Avenue recycled 2,000 colored markers! Lets beat that record this year!!
Bring your used colored markers OF ANY BRAND, need not be Crayola, that are ready to be discarded. There is a box in the Daves Avenue workroom (where the copiers are), and you can simply dump them in there. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
This is a free and easy way for the kids to get involved with recycling for the greater good - no monetary return to our school, just the “right” thing to do rather than send them to the landfill!
Brought to you by the Daves Avenue Grades of Green Team & Crayola ColorCycle
Free Money AND Help the Environment!
We’re excited to continue our fundraising program that turns your energy savings into donations, in partnership with a company called OhmConnect. This program is free to use, reduces our community's use of electricity from the worst polluting power plants, and can drive up to $10,000 in donations this year to Daves Avenue Home & School Club, to directly benefit our students.
Sign up here with your PG&E online user account number (if the link isn’t “clickable” please type it into your browser exactly as you see it here): ohm.co/davesav1
The Daves Avenue OhmConnect team has 22 families now, and just those families have raised $2,000 for Daves in this calendar year alone. If we can get more families, think of what we could do! One family alone has raised $600 by August 2017 for Daves! Even just registering gets the school $20 per registration.
It is simple for you: sign up, turn off or down your electricity at home a couple times per week when they send you “Ohm Hour” notices (this happens when there is a peak use of electricity and they ask members to reduce usage at those times), and receive points that translate into $ for Daves Avenue!
Please signup quickly because we get $20 for each new member that signs up with our code. Let’s not let that go to waste! In addition, most families can earn $100 per year from Ohm that go directly to Daves as a “free to me” program (similar to the idea of eScrip or Amazon Smile).
Trash Free Tuesdays!
We are putting environmental awareness into practice by taking part in Trash Free Tuesdays (aka TFT) every week at Daves Avenue! Please help make our school and community greener by helping your child bring a trash free snack and lunch every Tuesday for the rest of the school year. Please help us reduce the amount of waste that we send to the landfill and teach some important lessons about conservation to our kids in the process!
How do I know if my child's lunch is trash free?
We are aiming for all reusable or edible items....no trash and no recyclable items on Tuesdays!
To make it even easier, thanks to the Daves Home & School Club, we will be sending home a cloth napkin for your child to use for the rest of the year on Trash Free Tuesdays (or every day!). We will also be sending home an information sheet with instructions on how to pack a trash free lunch. Please look for these 2 items to come home with your child in the next few weeks.
As an added bonus, your child will have a chance to win fun prizes on TFTs! There will be random raffles held on some Tuesdays at lunch throughout the year. All kids with completely trash free lunches brought from home will receive a raffle ticket and a chance to win.
Let's do all we can to help our environment. TFT lunches are a great place to start! Please help your child by packing a trash free lunch together every Tuesday.
For more information on how to pack a trash free lunch, click here.