From the Community Service Office
Here is a “snapshot” of the month ahead: jeans, books, get well cards, turkeys, and guacamole! The year is off to quick start. Many student clubs, organizations, and classes are at work planning service projects and fundraisers.
Campuses Against Cancer (CAC) kicks off the month with Denim Day on Friday, October 3. Everyone in the community was invited to bring a donation to assembly in exchange for wearing jeans to school. Funds collected will support breast cancer programs and research.
The Alexandria Book Club (Upper School) will be collecting gently used books for Up Academy-Oliver in Lawrence and Rosie’s Place in Boston. The book drive will kick off on October 8 with a bake sale in Gleason Hall. Collection bins will be in the library for the month of October. Young adult (Grade 6-8) and adult books needed. Thank you for clearing off your bookshelves!
On October 17 come to Gleason Hall to write a card to a child being treated for cancer at Children’s Hospital in Boston. This event is sponsored by faculty and students that volunteered at Camp Sunshine in New Hampshire this summer.
The Office of Diversity Initiatives and the Multicultural Student Association (MSA) are preparing for the 13th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. Turkeys will be donated to our friends at Single Parent Family Outreach in Brookline. The MSA will sponsor an empanada sale in Gleason Hall on Tuesday, October 21.
Do you have a great recipe for guacamole? Students in Spanish 3 classes, the Spanish Club and EAC (Environmental Awareness Club) invite the community to enter the First Annual “Guac-Off “on Wednesday October 29.* All proceeds will benefit San Juan du Sur- Nicaragua and Safe Passage in Guatemala. Both organizations work to improve health and education for children in Central America.
Watch for updates in the weekly parent email. Thank you for your support.