We Need YOU: Fifth Grade’s Clean-up Challenge Runs Through May 1

Mount Madonna School fifth grade students have organized a CLEAN-UP CHALLENGE to inspire and help prevent waste from entering the oceans. The students have begun an online campaign, and are enlisting their peers and entire school community and general public to help spread the word and gain support for the effort.

Students are reaching out to the school community, friends of Mount Madonna School and the public – locally, nationally and beyond, in hopes of eliciting a broad engagement. The rules are simple: go outside and pick up trash, use this tally form to keep track of the types of trash collected, and upload a selfie with the trash you’ve collected. The entry process is quick and easy.

The challenge ends May 1, 2021.

“We hope you will participate in our clean-up challenge and share our PSA video and posters far and wide so that people all over the world will be inspired to go outside and help clean up trash,” reflected the fifth grade students and teacher Jessica Cambell in a recent communication. “Thank you  for supporting the fifth grade and helping to make the oceans a bit safer for the 100,000 marine animals that die each year from plastic.”

Download pdfs of students’ PSA posters to view or share:

Clean-up Challenge PSA 

Fifth Grade’s Clean-up Challenge PSA 

Stop the Pollution, We Found the Solution – Clean-up Challenge



Contact: Leigh Ann Clifton, director of marketing & communication,

Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a community of learners dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.


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