Snacks were donated and packed in bags for the needy; warm hats and gloves were filled with supplies for the homeless; students visited and sang to the residents of a nursing home; cards were made for our military service personnel. These were some of the many activities carried out by our students throughout the Southgate School on Friday, December 15, a day of service.
Back at Southgate, students in other grades were busy doing good deeds for others. Second graders created heartfelt cards for our service members in the military.
Third graders and their kindergarten buddies made cards for the homeless and prepared packages that included winter hats, gloves, and snacks for those visiting homeless shelters on cold nights.
Fourth graders worked in groups to create Google Slides with a theme of “A Day in the Life of a Southgate Student”. These slides were created so that schoolchildren in Tanzania can see what school life is like at Southgate.
Students in Ms. Wagner’s and Mr. Kinzel’s classes wrote “pen pal” letters. Students asked questions for the Tanzanian children to respond to and requested that the children write them back. The cards and slides will be taken to the children in Tanzania in February.
Fifth graders collected books for children hospitalized at Albany Medical Center Children’s Hospital and created bookmarks to accompany their donations.
Sixth graders donated and packed items into bags for the food pantry at Shaker High School.
The students learned that giving their time is as important as giving gifts during the holiday season.
To see some pictures from the day visit the district’s Facebook page.