Service Learning

Service Learning: What Have North Students Been Up To?

Impress your children with some “insider information”.  Read up on the ongoing and upcoming North Service Learning projects, and spark some great dinner table discussion!

North 1st Graders were enthusiastic participants during their first Service Learning program of the year! They had a parent-led, hands-on experience learning about recycling and composting while sorting through their own school lunches. They learned ways to pack a more eco-friendly lunch with many no/low waste ideas. While visiting Hidden Villa the next day, students saw first hand how compost is used on the farm. Need ideas on how you can pack more eco-friendly lunches? Ask a North 1st grader, or click here.

Congratulations North School! On Oct. 8th, North was recognized at DogFest Silicon Valley, for outstanding fundraising efforts during last year’s Change 4 Change program. Ms. Alice Bobel, Rhett (North’s service dog), and student Evelyn L (pictured) were there to represent!

December Recap
What a month!  We are so thankful for our hardworking committee, collaborative North Staff and our enthusiastic 5th Grade Service Learning Ambassadors.  Here’s what happened this month:
  • - Our 5th Grade SL Ambassadors helped facilitate an Ability Awareness Puppet Show for North Kindergartners and 1st graders. (See photo)

  • - Under the guidance of Mr. Chamblin, North 3rd graders collaborated with the Bridge School and Learning Center to design & build Arcade Games in the iLab. This month the students got to play the games together.

  • - We had over 80 parents, students and North staff volunteer at the SF Food Bank. Together we packed 18,000 lbs. of oranges and 400 lbs. of rice that will go to families in need in the Bay Area. Thanks to everyone that participated!
  • Launch of the Used Crayon & Marker Drive. This program will continue throughout the school year. Boxes can be found in every classroom.

On behalf of the North Service Learning Team, we wish you a joyful holiday and look forward to making a difference together in the New Year.  ~Kristi, Lindsey and Nellie, North Service Learning.

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