Pop Tabs

Central School collects pop tabs to not only help recycle and keep our community GREEN, but also to help others. 

The pop tabs we collect are sent to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This charity then sends the pop tabs to a scrap metal recycling plant - United Scrap Metal. The plant recycles the metal and then gives the charity the value of the metal, plus a charitable matching donation - so RMHC gets our donation's worth PLUS more!  

The Ronald McDonald House Charities uses this money to help families in need. If a child is sick and staying in a hospital, the Ronald McDonald House provides a place nearby that acts as a home away from home for their family. 

Please enjoy this video for further information on this wonderful program. 

Pop Tabs 18-19.mp4


"The Power of One" - from RMHC

Power of One


2018-19 Goal

This year the Green Team voted to have our goals "Count by Two's." 
Once we reach one goal, we'll count by twos to the next goal! 

Our first school-wide goal is to donate a 2 night stay at a Ronald McDonald House. In order to do that we need to donate 58 pounds of pop tabs. CAN you do it Central?! 







January 2019

posted Feb 13, 2019, 12:24 PM by Joanna Potakis

For January Central School collected a grand total of 13 pounds and  5 ounces of pop tabs. That's 16,871 individual pop tabs! 
Guess what? When we added this month to our year-to-date number, we....
REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL! 
We've officially donated 58 pounds of pop tabs - which is worth 2 nights stay for a family at any Ronald McDonald House in the Chicagoland area!
That's AMAZING Central!! 

Kindergarten winner: Oh no! No pop tabs in Kindergarten this month!  
First Grade winner: Mrs. Retzinger's class!
Second Grade winner: Ms Snyder's class!
Third Grade winner: Mrs. Mirabelli's class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mr. Elman's class!

Top 5 Classes : 
#5 -  Mrs. O'Brien's Class - 15 oz
#4 - Ms. Rollings'  Class - 1 lb
#3 - Mr. Elman's Class - 1 lb, 2 oz
#2 - Mrs. Mirabelli's Class - 1 lb, 7 oz
and #1 (and our Golden Pop Tab winner) is.....

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

December 2018

posted Feb 4, 2019, 12:20 PM by Joanna Potakis

For December Central School collected a grand total of 23 pounds and 10 ounces of pop tabs. That's 29,941 individual pop tabs! 
We had 4 different classrooms collect over 2 pounds each - unheard of!
That's AMAZING Central!! 

Kindergarten winner: Oh no! No pop tabs in Kindergarten this month!  
First Grade winner: Mrs. Dana's class!
Second Grade winner: Ms Snyder's class!
Third Grade winner: Mrs. Voss' class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mr. Elman's class!

Top 5 Classes : 
#5 -  Mrs. Voss' Class - 1 lb, 8 oz
#4 - Mrs Collins' Class - 2 lbs, 7 oz
#3 - Mrs. Utynek's Class - 2 lbs, 8 oz
#2 - Mr. Elman's Class - 5 lbs
and #1 (and our Golden Pop Tab winner) is.....

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

November 2018

posted Nov 16, 2018, 11:50 AM by Joanna Potakis

For November Central School collected a grand total of 3 pounds and 4 ounces of pop tabs. That's 4,121 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! 

Kindergarten winner: Oh no! No pop tabs in Kindergarten this month!  
First Grade winner: Mrs. Dana's class!
Second Grade winner: We had a 3-way tie! Mrs. Engstrom's class, Mrs. O'Brien's class & Miss Rollings' class!
Third Grade winner: Mr. Haduch's class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mrs. Utynek's class!

Top 5 Classes : 
#5 -  Mrs. Dana, Mrs. Engstrom, Mrs O'Brien & Miss Rollings' Classes - 2 oz
#4 - Mrs Mirabelli's Class - 3 oz
#3 - Mr. Haduch's Class - 4 oz
#2 - Mrs. Meneese's Class - 5oz
and #1 (and our Golden Pop Tab winner) is.....

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

October 2018

posted Oct 29, 2018, 8:58 AM by Joanna Potakis

For October Central School collected a grand total of 17 pounds and 11 ounces of pop tabs. That's 22,419 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarten winner: Oh no! No pop tabs in Kindergarten this month!  
First Grade winner: Mrs. Retzinger's class!
Second Grade winner: Miss Snyder's class!
Third Grade winner: Mrs. Shea's class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mrs. Collins' class!

Top 5 Classes : 
#5 -  Miss Rose's Class - 1 lb, 8 oz
#4 - Mrs Utynek's Class - 1 lb, 12 oz
#3 - Mrs. Retzinger's Class - 1 lb, 14 oz
#2 - Mrs. Meneese's Class - 2 lbs, 11oz
and #1 (and our Golden Pop Tab winner) is.....

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

May Pop Tab Totals

posted Jun 4, 2018, 8:43 AM by Joanna Potakis

For May Central School collected a grand total of 11 pounds and 9 ounces of pop tabs. That's 14,657 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarden winner: Mrs. Vegter's class! 
First Grade winner: Ms. Steinberg's class
Second Grade winner: Mrs. Engstrom's class
Third Grade winner: Mrs. Williams' class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mr. Elman's class

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

April Pop Tab Totals

posted Apr 27, 2018, 8:49 AM by Joanna Potakis

For April Central School collected a grand total of 6 pounds and 14.5 ounces of pop tabs. That's 8,762 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarden winner: Mrs. Vegter's class! 
First Grade winner: Mrs. Retzinger's class
Second Grade winner: Mrs. Rollings' class
Third Grade winner: Mr. Truman's class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mrs. Collins' class

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

March Pop Tab Totals

posted Mar 23, 2018, 8:39 AM by Joanna Potakis   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 8:41 AM ]

For March Central School collected a grand total of 3 pounds and 11 ounces of pop tabs. That's 4,681 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarden winner: Oh no! No pop tabs in Kindergarten this month! We know you can do it next month kindergarteners! 

First Grade winner: Miss Rose's class
Second Grade winner:Mrs. O'Brien's class
Third Grade winner: Mr. Truman's class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mrs. Meneese's class

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!

February 2018 Totals

posted Mar 2, 2018, 6:29 AM by Joanna Potakis

For February Central School collected a grand total of 7 pounds and 7 ounces of pop tabs. That's 9,429 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarden winner: Miss Wingels' class!
First Grade winner: Ms. Steinberg's class
Second Grade winner: Mrs. Engstrom's class
Third Grade winner: A tie! Mr. Truman's class & Mrs. Shea's class!
Fourth Grade winner: Mrs. Collins' class

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!


January 2018 Totals

posted Mar 2, 2018, 6:27 AM by Joanna Potakis

For January Central School collected a grand total of 11 pounds and 9 ounces of pop tabs. That's 14,657 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarden winner: Oh no! No pop tabs in Kindergarden this month!
First Grade winner: Mrs. Ortmann's class
Second Grade winner: Mrs. O'Brien's class
Third Grade winner: Mr. Truman's class
Fourth Grade winner: Mrs. Dietrich's class

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!


December 2017 Totals

posted Mar 2, 2018, 6:25 AM by Joanna Potakis

For December Central School collected a grand total of 10 pounds and
 8 ounces of pop tabs. That's 13,310 individual pop tabs! 
That's great Central!! Way to Go!

Kindergarden winner: Ms. Vegter's class!
First Grade winner: Ms. Steinberg's class
Second Grade winner: Mrs. Engstrom's class
Third Grade winner: Mr. Truman's class
Fourth Grade winner: A tie! Mrs. Collins' class & Mrs. Dietrich's class

Head over to the Golden Pop Tab Winners page to see who won it this month!


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