Members of the school band, cheerleading squad, drama class, and chorus each performed holiday themed numbers and spent time with the residents to help raise their spirits and show them that they are appreciated. The students gained a valuable life lesson on the importance of helping others.
Over 150 sixth graders and nealry 100 seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth graders visited various senior centers throughout the Rockaway community and also helped to decorate storefronts for the holidays. We are so proud of our students!!
In an effort to assist students in meeting their Community Service requirements, we would like to inform you of the following organization you may contact:
Organizations to Contact for Community Service Opportunites
Rockaway Rotary (they have an annual run each year in the end of April, and a food drive in mid-November, for example)
Howard Beach Rotary
Seaside Library (toddler time library class and literacy programs)
Howard Beach Library
Broad Channel Library
Graybeards (they also have a run)
Gateway National Parks (about future beach cleanups)
Barbra Larkin (she has connections and i usually get about 4-6 hours of community service from her)
Knights of Columbus
Ronald McDonald House of Long Island (they need money, new unopened toys,new books, non-perishable foods, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, etc)
Gift of Life International (saves children from around the world with heart problems by flying them to medical centers equipped for their individual problem and paying for it, and the cost was recently doubled to $10,000)
Rockaway Artists Alliance
St. Johns Episcopal Hospital
Scholars' Academy students, staff and parents walked together on October 25 to find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Check the Community Service Opportunities link at the top of the page for other events and the community service log for marking period 2.