In support of its goal to become a Green and Healthy School, Woodside Elementary School will host its first annual Recycling Rummage Dec. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Woodside Student Council is organizing the event and will donate proceeds to local charities.
“Our purpose is to help raise funds to directly support the community while teaching our students about the importance of charity and reusing materials,” said Peter Dargatz, Woodside fourth grade teacher and Student Council advisor.
Gently used items such as toys, games, puzzles, books and athletic equipment have been donated by Woodside families for the Recycling Rummage. Students and their families will be encouraged to attend the event and purchase items to give as gifts. Non-perishable food items will be collected as the entrance fee and donated to the Sussex Food Pantry. Proceeds from the sale and remaining items will be donated to local charities.
The Wisconsin Green and Healthy School Program is designed to support and encourage schools in their quest for a healthy, safe and environmentally-friendly learning environment. It is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Woodside Elementary School is located at W236 N7465 Woodside Rd., Sussex.