Going "Green" in Every Color at SSCM

Going "Green" in Every Color at SSCM
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Even as they wound down to the final days of school, students at Saints Cyril and Methodius School in Deer Park turned their attention to thinking of planet earth.

SSCM Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Lisa Shirreffs shared a fun and earth-friendly recycling activity with her students during the last week of school. Collecting thousands of used crayons, the students got involved in a community service through the "Crazy Crayons Project", which has made it possible to stop 105,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from going into landfills with the help from schools, organization educators and kids across this country.

This national crayon recycling program is simple and brilliant. Students collect unwanted crayons, used, broken, unpopular colors. They then have a fun time sorting, counting and boxing them up and shipping them to Crazy Crayons, where they are melted down and made into new crayons.

These new crayons are sent to hospitals, orphanages and inner city schools. The students found this to be a great interactive learning experience and it was a perfect way for our youngest students to have a way to give back to others.

For more information on Saints Cyril and Methodius School, visit or call 1.631.667.4044. To get involved in the Crazy Crayon Project and start a collection of your own, visit

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