We try to show our students how to “love thy neighbor.” The members of the Christian Service Committee hosts an annual Lenten Dinner for the school and parish, and we offer coffee receptions after student-hosted school Masses. We also get involved, with our students, in the community beyond the school.
One privilege of attending a Catholic school is the opportunity to nurture a sense of responsibility to help those in need, to show our students how to “love they neighbor”. Our school hosts outreach events and drives, such as collecting necessities for the troops or school supplies for less fortunate students. In addition, every grade has a thematic area of of responsibility around which a class activity is planned.
Each grade is responsible for outreach events and drives, such as collecting necessities for the troops or school supplies for less fortunate students. In addition, every grade has a thematic area of responsibility around which a class activity is planned. For example, Kindergarten’s mission is “Protect the Planet” and in previous years, students have cleaned local beaches or state parks. First grade focuses on “Caring for Kids” and second grade embraces “Vocation Appreciation.” Third grade puts it emphasis on “Embracing Wisdom,” fourth grade on “Love Thy Neighbor” and fifth grade acts as “Helpers for our Heroes.” Junior High students are required to earn Christian Service hours and can do so through a variety of charity drives and parish events. Significantly, Junior High students (with the assistance of their parents) prepare and serve home-cooked meals every other month to our local homeless population.