Community Service

It's always a good time for community service! Any and all students are invited and encouraged to perform community service throughout the year. Although we cannot hold monthly community service meetings in person at the school right now, students are still encouraged to keep track of their community service hours.

 

Activities that qualify for community service should:

  • Be for the benefit of others;

  • Give service to an area need;

  • Not involve payment.

Activities that do not qualify as community service include:

  • Activities that are part of a student's normal academic day (i.e., participating in the school play or playing in the school band);

  • Belonging to an organization (i.e. Scouts or Brownies). However, if the student participates in a qualifying community service project as part of that group, then those hours could be counted. (Time spent on sales of goods for these organizations will not count as qualifying hours, i.e., popcorn or cookies);

  • Activities that are performed as part of the "family unit" (i.e., babysitting siblings, grocery shopping, gardening, washing the car, etc.);

  • Personal enrichment activities (i.e., dance lessons, cooking class, community play, etc.);

  • Travel time.

 Ideas for community service that you can complete at home:

  • Write letters and make care packages for military servicemen/women;

  • Trash clean up in your neighborhood;

  • Make cards for residents at Brookdale Senior Living or other elderly care centers;

  • Make thank you cards for first responders and medical workers;

  • Make cards and placemats for Meals on Wheels;

  • Make a blanket and donate it to a homeless shelter, domestic violence shelter, or children in the foster care system (such as My Very Own Blanket);

  • Make "blessing bags" for the homeless (such as Care Beyond the Boulevard);

  • Collect food for a local food pantry.

 

We will provide more information about certificates and recognition as soon as we receive that information from the district. Hours for this school year are counted between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. Keep track of your service hours by recording them on the Community Service Log - click the button below to access the form.

 

Community Service PTO Co-Chairs: Cassidy Pinegar and Jen Dubreuil
Community Service Liaison: Mona Edwards


Questions? Contact <communityservVPE@gmail.com>.

 

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