As an example, Fourth Grade students participate in a “Pajamas and Books” program in partnership with Scholastic Books
. For each pair of pajamas the children and School donate, Scholastic provides a book to go with the pajamas. Locally, books and pajamas are distributed through One Roof
, an organization for families in need.
In order to fund the purchase of pajamas, our Fourth Graders make a snack mix which they sell during Break time to Middle and Upper School students. The local Kohl's
store has graciously hosted our Fourth Grade shoppers for the past two years. There, they are divided into shopping groups and provided the money from the snack mix sales to buy pajamas. There is much figuring and decision-making that takes place in the purchasing of the pajamas. It’s exciting, to say the least, as students make buying decisions down to their last penny and then deliver the pajamas to One Roof
These early service learning opportunities provide the framework for schoolwide projects completely organized and executed by Upper School students. In conjunction with all Division Heads and service groups across campus, our older students have coordinated year-long service learning experiences that include a walk to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis and this year's intiative for Stop Hunger Now
As a school, we are proud of our connections to the community and of our students' ongoing service to it. Truly, it is a dynamic in which everyone wins.Watch a video
about the Stop Hunger Now