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Bottlecap Mural Project, Larson Elementary

At Larson Elementary there is a sea of bottle caps; all different colors, hundreds, maybe thousands of them! Why you ask? They are all part of the bottle cap mural project, spearheaded by 5th grade teacher Alyssa Allard and her twin sister, Kindergarten teacher, Audra Palacio. Mrs. Allard wanted a project that the entire school (over 800 students!) could contribute to and feel proud of! We spoke with her about the process:

Where did you get the idea for the bottle cap murals?

I was looking online for school projects and came upon the bottle cap mural idea. I pitched the idea to our Principal, Mrs. Maldonado, and when she gave me the green light I got busy! I sent out requests to all of our students, asking for any bottle caps they could gather. The response was overwhelming!

How did you choose the subjects for the murals?

We formed a student mural committee, and let the students give suggestions. We knew we wanted to choose beloved children's book characters, and needed a variety of memorable ones representing all ages. We finally agreed on: The Hunger Games, Dont Let The Pigeon Ride The Bus, Where The Wild Things Are, The Rainbow Fish, The Giving Tree, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Cat In The Hat, Diary Of A Whimpy Kid, Wonder, and Harry Potter.

What was the process, start to finish, for the murals?

The entire project took about a year from conception to completion. We requested the bottle caps, and organized them by color and size. When we didn't have a color we needed, we painted them to match our subject.  My sister Audra painted the plywood bases so we had a working design and then we filled in each section with corresponding bottle caps! Kind of like a paint by number. We used caulking guns to secure them to the boards, and then hung each finished mural in the office lobby, so all students, parents and staff can enjoy them every day!

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Larson's School Accountability Report Card

Good Day with Mrs. Palacio's TK class hosted by The Cat in the Hat (AKA Miss Reichert)

 


 

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Coming and Going at Larson

Back gate opens/

Breakfast begins: 7:45 AM

School start time: 8:15 AM

Dismissal: 2:15 PM

AM Kinder and TK enter and Exit through the Kinder playground

PM Kinder and TK will enter and exit through the back gate

1st- 6th graders enter through the back gate

1st grade dismissed through front entrance

2 - 6 dismissed through the back gate

Today: 12/17/17

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Fresno Peters


Recently, Fresno was released from the Guide Dog program.  While unfortunate, we think this is great news for Larson staff and students!  Mrs. Peters will now be able to have Fresno on campus as a therapy dog, and we will be able to utilize him for many student needs.  He makes a great reading buddy...just look at that face :)

Principal's Message

Welcome to Larson Elementary School 2017-2018 School Year! Ellerth E. Larson Elementary School strives to support the high achievement of all students.  We appreciate your help and support of our amazing school learning community, and welcome you to get involved at Larson.  Together, we make a difference! PLEASE see our FRIDAY NEWS (below) for weekly reminders and important information for our Larson Stars!  My door is always open to assist parents and families in making a true partnership with Larson Elementary.  Let's make this the greatest year ever! Sincerely, Leslie Maldonado Principal