8th Annual Day of Service at Hopewell Elementary

The day began with a Whole School Meeting in the cafeteria. Staff members and students shared how they have engaged in service to others beyond the walls of our school. Student representatives from each grade provided an overview of projects that would be taking place throughout the day.

 

The following highlights each grade level's activities from the day:

 

PEECH: Preschoolers created Valentine’s Day decorations which are being used to decorate the dining room at Elijah’s Promise, a soup kitchen in New Brunswick.

 

SKIP: Preschoolers made treats for Southern Comfort Animal Rescue.

 

Kindergarten: Students collected new and gently used books for the East Trenton Center (ETC), which serves Trenton-area families in need.  On the Day of Service, students decorated bookmarks which were presented along with the books.

 

1st Grade: Students ]partnered with McGuire Air Force Base to create flag cards and a care package to be sent to members of our military stationed overseas.

 

2nd Grade:  The 2nd grade was proud to collaborate with Christine's Hope For Kids to support Mercer Street Friends. Students decorated soup bags which were filled with soup and crackers.

 

3rd Grade: The 3rd grade students collected new or gently used books in conjunction with their “Sock It To Reading” curriculum in February for Christine’s Hope For Kids.  On the Day of Service, students designed and decorated tote bags for their collected books.

 

4th Grade:  Students made fleece blankets and Valentine cards for children recovering from open-heart surgery at CHOP and New York Presbyterian Hospitals.  Their partner organization,Colin’s Kids, assists children and families affected by congenital heart defects and raises funds for CHD treatment and prevention.

 

5th Grade: Our 5th grade students traveled off-campus for their service project. Prior, students assembled lunch bags which were brought during their visitation to the HomeFront headquarters. At HomeFront, our 5th graders took a tour of their food pantry, warehouse, and facility while they learned about what Homefront does and who they serve.  The students delivered, stuffed and decorated snack bags to HomeFront to help feed families in need.