Recyclo-Cubby Promotes Kindergarten Kindness

Visitors to Pequenakonck Elementary School will encounter a new greeter just inside the front doors of the school in Recyclo-Cubby – the latest addition to the school’s ONE CUB Kindergarten Kindness initiative that encourages PQ students to make a positive difference in the world.

Standing at 6’4”, Recyclo-Cubby is tough to miss. It was constructed during the last school year out of materials that were recycled and repurposed by PQ students, with assistance from paraprofessionals Lisa Finer and Britt Togonon. In total, Recyclo-Cubby is made up of 781 bottle caps, 273 snack wrappers, 246 plastic bags, 20 pounds of newspaper, along with miscellaneous pieces of memory foam, pool noodles, chicken wire, a box, six tall blue water bottles, a metal pipe, old sneakers and six layers of paper maché.

The school’s 360-degree mascot contains the following messages: recycle, honesty, kindness, respect, reuse, empathy, friendship, mindfulness, problem solver and perseverance; all life skills important to the PQ community as the students mature during their years at the school and beyond.