• Eighth Graders host Winter Clothing Drive for the San Jose Family Shelter
During November, Ms. Filion’s eighth grade students from Saint Clare School organized a winter clothing drive for the families of the San Jose Family Shelter. For this service opportunity, the eighth graders reached out to all of the students to donate warm clothing, such as rain boots, coats, gloves, and scarves.
The students’ goal of having 100 students participate in the clothing drive was accomplished due to the generous spirit of the Saint Clare School community.
Miss McCormick’s sixth grade students were the winners of the class with the most student participants and will receive a pizza party hosted by the eighth grade students.
In order to complete this service project, the eighth graders put their ELA skills into action through conducting online research, writing advertisements, creating banners, and making daily announcements to the school community. They also created their own strategies for recording the inventory of donations received, organizing the items in the classroom, and selecting the prizes for the service participants.
• First Graders host clothing drive for the Diocesan Layette Collection
The First Graders at Saint Clare School chose the Diocesan Layette Program for their class outreach this year. The collection helps provide clothing for newborn to six-month-old babies whose families are in need. New items were collected throughout the week of November 30. Some of the items that were brought in were undershirts, onesies, receiving blankets, diapers, baby wipes and booties.
The first grade class made an announcement at morning assembly to remind the rest of the school to bring in donations. Students collected multiple bags of clothes, about 20 sets of diapers and baby wipes, and many warm blankets. The first graders were very happy to see that they were making a difference in the lives of these babies. The items were delivered to the Annual Layette Tea on Sunday, December 6.