|3/12/2021 2:06:00 PM|
North Branch bringing back school community service day
The North Branch Area School District plans to bring back Community Service Day this May, and chores and projects for the students to do are being set-up now. The public is asked to suggest things that students could handle, in a safe socially distanced manner and that would fulfill the philosophy behind this 10-year-old tradition in the district. Due to covid-19 last spring Community Service Day didn’t happen, and Superintendent Sara Paul looks forward to activating it again.
As a new superintendent of this district she said she has gained appreciation in her first year for the sense of strong traditions,like Community Service Day which she said, “...instills pride in our community, a sense of belonging and teaches students to care about people and issues beyond their daily lives.”
Supt. Paul continued, ‘We know Community Service Day might have to look a little different” but staff anticipates finding creative tasks and chores keeping students safe from virus transmission and the community safe as well.
If you have a neighbor who could use some help with yard cleanup or have noticed a public spot that could use some TLC or have an idea for community service of any type— contact Patrick Tepoorten at 674-1018 or e mail to email@example.com. The Community Service Day is slated for Friday May 21.
Classes of all ages participate, most projects happen outdoors with limited numbers of students in one spot. In the past students have washed windows at the library, cleaned parks, painted equipment, sang songs for the elderly, done litter pickup in ditches, and a host of other things.