Green Week 4/22-4/27/2019    Green Week Logo


Come and join us for Twain PTSA’s 2019 Green Week’s activities:

Earth Day – “Our Ocean and You” student workshop and family education

Energy Saving Day: Walk to School and No Idling

Eco Craft project during lunch recess

Family School Grounds Cleanup

Eco Plastic Sculpture Competition

Clothing and Textile Drive

Cascade Recycling Center Tours

Classroom Pledge

Movies and Books

Monday, April 22nd - Earth Day- Our Ocean and You

Student workshop - Visiting speaker Annie Crawley “Ocean Annie” will talk about “Our Ocean and You”: students will learn how single-use plastics affect our oceans.

              When? 9:00-11:00am

              Where? Twain Cafeteria

Family education (parents and students) open to all LWSD families - Visiting speaker Annie Crawley “Ocean Annie” will talk about “Our Ocean and You”: families will learn how single-use plastics affect our oceans.

              When? 6:30pm-8:00pm

              Where? Twain Cafeteria             

For more information about Annie Crawley and her workshop/seminar see:

** Annie Crawley’s books will be available for sale and signing after the event.

For questions please email Maya at


Wednesday, April 24th – Energy Saving Day

Join us with our effort to Save Energy today - Walk to school, take the bus, ride your bike, share a carpool and more.

Students can stop by one of the volunteer tables on their way to class on Wednesday morning to share their energy-saving plans and get a hand stamp. Volunteers needed to help with hand stamping

              When? 8:35 - 8:55am

              Where? Under the covered area and by the flag pole

No Idling - Our Green Team students will hold signs and encourage parents to save energy by not idling their vehicles in the pickup line.

For questions please email Meghan at


Thursday, April 25th - Eco Craft Project

Our students will be able to participate in an Eco Craft project during the lunch recesses.

They will learn how to reuse items when they cut out a handprint from a magazine page or stamp a flower using a soda bottle. The handprints and flowers will be used to create a large tree and garden in the hallway. Volunteers needed to help with setup, cleanup, and crafting: come join us for one recess or stay the whole time

              When? 11:30am-2pm

              Where? Covered area


Saturday, April 27th – Family School Grounds Cleanup

Everyone is welcome to help with the Family School Grounds Cleanup. Come and join us even if you can only stay for part of the time. Coffee and cookies will be available.

              When? 10:00am -12:00pm

              Where? Meet under the covered area

If you can bring yardwork tools, bags, or snacks, please sign up:

** The school is closed, therefore no restrooms are available.

For questions please contact Rachel at


Other activities:

Eco Plastic Sculpture Competition

We are holding an Eco Plastic Sculpture Competition to bring attention to the amount of plastic we use in everyday life! This competition is open to all students and prizes will be awarded. Entries will be judged on creativity and the variety of materials used. For more information, see the poster. Entry forms are available in the school office and here .


Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items include plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda, water bottles and most food packaging. We produce hundreds of millions of tons of plastic every year, most of which cannot be recycled.


Submissions accepted April 17-19

Art displayed in the Library during the week of April 22

Winners will be announced on April 29


For questions please contact Tanya at


Clothing and Textile Drive- April 1st- April 30th

Mark Twain is participating in a textile drive that is sponsored by Juanita Elementary. Collection bins will be located outside the office. Acceptable items include clothing (new or used), footwear, household linens, purses, belts, and backpacks. Items are accepted in any condition except wet, mildewed or contaminated with hazardous materials. All donations are tax deductible with the Juanita Elementary School PTA, a registered 501c3. If a tax receipt is unavailable during drop off, please request one from


Cascade Recycling Center Tours –

Wednesday April 24th, 3-4pm

Twain families can tour the Cascade Recycling Center and watch the sorting process. The visit will include about 40 minutes in the conference room, where you will learn about recycling procedures and do a sorting activity. You will then watch the sorting process from an observation deck. More information about the facility and the tour can be found here.


Twain PTSA is coordinating the tour sign-up but families must make their own way to the recycling center: transportation will not be provided. Parents must accompany their children. Tours are not appropriate for children under age 5. Tours are limited to 30 visitors. To reserve your spot, visit

 For questions please contact Regina at

Classroom Pledge

Green Classroom Pledge will be given to every class. The students will be asked to read it every morning and teachers will be able to talk about the importance of our actions and choices in saving our planet. Every change counts!

Please ask your child- What did you do today to save the earth?

Movies and Books

The librarian will present some books and movies about environmental issues during her classes. If you would like to learn more at home, here is a list of recommended books and movies for you to read and watch:!AhmuCKQNNzENgZoi8rtjN6W953DbIg

For more information please email Regina at 


Enjoy your week recycling, reducing and reducing plastic use!

Together we will save our planet earth!