Service Is an Integral Part of the Afternoon Program
As summer comes to a close most of us are torn by wanting to spend one last pool day or quiet evening with our families, and excitement over all the wonderful plans for the school year. By the time September arrives, however, we can hardly wait to see your children! The service department has many afternoon program offerings to help your kids learn and do some great work. Below, please read about the sites we will be spending our fall supporting, with those Nobles students who have chosen to spend their afternoons helping others. Linda Hurley's Dedham connections bring us these worthy projects:
Community Service Afternoon Program Sites-Fall 2014
1) Community Servings is dedicated to providing free home-delivered meals throughout eastern Massachusetts to people homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses, who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. They provide their clients, their dependent families, and caregivers appealing, nutritious meals, reaching out to those in greatest need. Their goals are to help their clients maintain their health and dignity, provide nutritionally and culturally appropriate meals, preserve the integrity of their family, and send the message that someone cares. Through the experience and dedication of their thirty staff members and the generosity of the over fifty volunteers that come through their doors everyday, they are able to deliver a daily meal to the 635 individuals and families that rely on their services.
Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, Journal- Wednesday
Time: 3:15 - 5:45 p.m.
2) Cooke’s Afterschool/NewBridge Senior Center Cooke’s is a grassroots afterschool program for children living in the Needham Public Housing Complex. There is a variety of age children and you will be helping with homework as well as playing with the younger children. There is a director in charge of activities. NewBridge Senior Center is a facility for older adults. We will be working with the seniors on Wednesday afternoon. You may be helping them learn to use the computer, talk about current events, play cards etc. This group will also work on planning a couple of events for their Memory Café.
Time: 3:15-5:30 p.m.
Days: Wednesday (Newbridge), Journal-Mon.
Time: 2:15-4:30 p.m.
3) Ohrenberger School- West Roxbury is a Boston Public School dedicated to making sure that all students have access to a nurturing learning environment. We have been asked to partner with them to develop a trial ISEE tutoring program for 6th and 8th graders. The ISEE is used for independent and exam school admittance. Nobles students will work one-on-one with OS students this fall to prepare for the Nov. 8 exam.
Time: 3:10-4:45 p.m.
4) Independent Project- You may choose to work at an approved site on your own. You must work 6-8 hours per week and arrange your own transportation.
9/13-Monday, Columbus Day
9/25- Thursday, Rosh Hashanah
9/27-Monday, Comment Writing Day
Additional Weekend Events (our game days )
Sunday, 9/21, Ride for Food 9-2 (shifts may be available)
Friday Night Lights 10/24, Time to be determined
Nobles coaches will transport and serve with your children each afternoon they are assigned, read their weekly journals, and be their direct supervisor. We know their experience will be eye opening. We also hope they feel the satisfaction of knowing they have been really useful.
Sandi MacQuinn and Linda Hurley