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America Recycles Week


Oakview will celebrate America Recycles Week from November 12-16. We encourage all families to use Oakview as a recycling center for the items listed below so our planet uses fewer natural resources. We will be collecting during morning car line all week.

Oakview's Environmental Engineers members will give prizes each day that week to students who bring any of the following items to recycle:

  • Pairs of wearable shoes (no tears, mold, or holes)

  • Crayons

  • Markers

  • Cell phones

  • Aluminum cans

  • Ink and toner cartridges

  • Six-pack rings

  • Laptops

  • Eyeglasses

  • Game cartridges

  • Digital cameras

  • Lithium batteries

*Recycle Your Gently Used Shoes*

For one week only, November 12-16Oakview will collect pairs of shoes to help those in need around the world. Each morning, 5th grade Environmental Engineers will be available outside the main and kindergarten entrances to collect them. All shoes, new and used--except winter boots, foam flip flops, bowling shoes, or any shoe with metal cleats--are accepted as long as they are in wearable condition (no rips, tears, or worn soles). All shoes will be given to WorldWearProject whose mission is to distribute wearable, affordable shoes to third world countries while diverting millions of pounds of refuse from our landfills each year.

Learn more

Earlier Event: November 8
PTA Board Meeting
Later Event: November 15
Spirit Night