Dear JV Families,

I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating for the third year at our school in conjunction with Crayola.  It’s called Crayola ColorCycle.  This is an amazing program devised to turn used markers into energy!


All around Juniata Valley Elementary School students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded.  The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel.  This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals, and more!

Please help support our efforts by sending any used markers you may have around the house into school with your children – even non-Crayola brands.  Drop-off bins will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating!  With the help of families across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

Last year, our community kept 83 pounds of markers out of landfills by participating in the ColorCycle program! Wow! 

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!




Kristin Joivell


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