Hearst’s recent e-cycle event was a real hoot!
Hearst parent John Poirier tells us: Phoebe Hearst Elementary School’s annual e-cycle, held on Oct. 26 was another success as students and families donated almost 10,500 pounds of old and used electronics destined for recycling instead of the landfill.
While it was a way for the Hearst owls to raise some money for the school, it was also a reminder to teach children and adults about the environmental benefits of recycling. The school partnered with Potomac E-Scrap to haul away old laptops, cameras, TVs, computer screens, a wide range of batteries, and good old steel and aluminum.
Those who attended the brisk fall event were met with hot chocolate, baked goods and other treats. Other fun activities included a used book sale and a bike swap.
Hearst, a neighborhood ANC 3F school dubbed “The Best Little School in the District,” also opened its doors to view the recent renovations, and what a treat that was. Even the Hearst Owl swooped in for a surprise visit. Hoot! Hoot!