Lower School Sorting and Recycling
Breck Lower School students are on a mission to sort and recycle. In September, Kayla G. ‘29 and Willow G. ‘29 set up a meeting with Lower School Director Peg Bailey and Daytime Custodian Supervisor Walter Walker to increase participation in recycling the byproducts of Breck’s lunch service to the classrooms. Together they came up with a plan to sort items into three different streams: Organics, Recycling, and Trash. Class after class has joined the effort. After each lunch it has become routine for Lower School students to enthusiastically sort items into the correct bin. Breck’s communication team was able to observe Ms. Tonkin's class in action this week, and students were excited and happy to show off their knowledge about sorting and recycling. Keep up the great work Lower School students!
If you are on campus and need a reminder on where items go, follow the list below:
Organics - food, napkins, packaging the food is in from the kitchen, #7 plastics
Recycle - paper, cardboard, empty bottles, cans, milk cartons (rinsed), #1 and #2 plastics
Trash - silverware +plastic packaging, plastic bags, plastic wrap from grab and go items, applesauce/cottage cheese/yogurt containers, dressing/ketchup/mustard packets
This year for the first time, Breck’s Annual Giving Committee has three extraordinary students join us as volunteers. We are thrilled to welcome Josh Furman, Sahana Mangipudi, and McKenna Quam, all members of the class of 2021, to the team!
We hope you found the articles and interviews shared by Native American members of the Breck community insightful this month and that as a community we all learned more about Indigeneity. Our last highlight of Native American Heritage Month is an interview with the Sixkiller family. We are thankful for them and for their continued engagement in the Breck community!
During the month of November, we are introducing you to Native American families who are part of the Breck community. You can learn more about Indigeneity during our weekly updates throughout the month of November, which is Native American Heritage Month. This week’s spotlight is on the Goze families.