The earlier post tells about our plan for a whole-school service day on April 15. Here are the projects planned for each grade level.
Kindergarten travels to Maple Park Village near our high school. Students will visit with the people living there, “helping people who are like our grandparents.” Students will make crafts and placemats with the residents, listen to their stories, sing together, and help with gardening projects.
First grade goes to the Merciful HELP Center in Carmel, a United Way agency. Merciful HELP puts items families need into their hands. Students will help organize the food pantry, the stacks of coats and other clothing, and all the donated school supplies. They will make crafts to give to the mothers who are part of The Gabriel Project.
Second grade will work on two projects at the Noblesville Boys’ and Girls’ Club, a United Way agency. They will create fleece blankets for the Linus Project and make cards and placemats for Meals on Wheels.
Third grade will visit Children’s TherAplay to help prepare the facility for their May fundraiser. Children will make table centerpieces, plant flowers, and visit the horses in the TherAplay stable.
Fourth grade will travel to the nearby warehouse for International Emergency Disaster Services. They will prepare emergency food packs to be shipped around the world.
Grades 1-4 will host guest speakers from each agency prior to the service day. This will give everyone a chance to understand their responsibilities and to learn about the benefits of the services we are providing. We are excited about this opportunity for our school and our community to synergize.