This past Wednesday, King’s 4 – 6th grade students participated in Service Day, a time to give back to our school and our neighborhood. Each class chose service projects in different areas.
4th-graders focused on the Elementary campus. They raked, swept, picked up garbage, weeded and made the school look beautiful.
5th-graders served in classrooms, working with younger students, helping teachers to prepare lesson materials and decorating bags for the Crayola ColorCycle project, a program that recycles markers.
6th-graders got into groups, rolled up their sleeves and did yard work for many people who live near the school. Neighbors Mr. and Mrs. Strum came by after school on Wednesday to say that they were thrilled at the transformation in their yard. They were overjoyed that the dads in the group had removed a tree they needed taken out and away! Our parent and student volunteers made a HUGE difference in the lives of this couple who bought their house new in our neighborhood in 1960!
King’s 2nd-Grade Teacher Rachel White lives nearby and also had students bless her by cleaning her yard. She wrote, “I just got home a few minutes ago and was greeted by a super-clean driveway, weeded landscaping, and lovely ornamental pepper plant on my doorstep! What a treat! Please send the 6th-grade students and parent volunteers a giant thank you from our family!”
All of our students worked hard on their projects. Some were pretty tired by lunch time, but they were treated to a hot dog BBQ lunch and got to go home early knowing that they had brought many smiles to our community.