Letter to the Editor

Stop taking these cans

Sunday, March 23, 2008

To the Editor:

It has been a tradition for many years at Van Buren Elementary for the fifth-grade students to collect and recycle aluminum cans.

The profits from this activity are used for the annual field trip to the ISU Field Campus.

In recent years, the students have collected more than enough for their trip and have invited the second grade classes to go with them.

A fifth-grade student is paired with a second-grade student to work as a mentor in completing the various outdoor science activities.

The cans are compiled in a small fence area outside the fifth-grade classroom on the north side of the elementary building. This year, on two separate occasions, the area has been broken in to and the cans have been taken.

Before the second incident, the fenced area was almost completely full.

If anyone has any information about this incident or would like to donate aluminum cans, please contact Van Buren Elementary at 448-1362. We appreciate your help and concern.

Thank you,

Lexie Williams,

Hannah Minor,

Makenzie Mager