As part of Saint Victor School’s Schoolwide Service Learning Program, the third grade class led a service project to collect Halloween candy for United States troops overseas. Third grade teacher, Mrs. Van Huystee, and her 21 third graders made signs and decorated boxes to encourage the school community to participate in this project. Altogether, the community contributed 162 pounds of candy! In Religion class, the third graders are learning about how God wants them to love Him by loving their neighbors. The students have also learned about the works of saints such as Saint Louise de Marillac who cared for soldiers on the battlefield.
This service project involved other community groups and businesses. The class partnered with Image Orthodontics in San Jose who will write a check for the donations. Saint Victor will then donate the money to the Wounded Warrior Project. The candy will be donated to Blue Star Moms who will then ship it to U.S. troops stationed overseas. This service project encouraged participation from students of all ages. During the four-day collection period, students could be overheard telling their peers and teachers about how much candy they planned to donate to the cause. With Veterans Day right around the corner Saint Victor students were living out one of their Schoolwide Learning Expectations: being a caring and responsible citizen.