Students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Levy Lakeside School discussed their grade-level community service projects with the entire school during a special celebration of service learning held prior to the close of the school year.
Projects highlighted included kindergartners creating Welcome to Kindergarten books for next year’s incoming class, third-graders decorating inspirational tissue boxes for The Hewlett House and the fourth-grade Birthday in a Box initiative, in which children decorated and filled boxes with little items and presented them to local children in need on their birthdays. The Buddy Club, in which fifth- and sixth-graders volunteer their recess time to play with special-needs students, was also highlighted, as was the sixth-grade Sandwich-a-thon, which produced more than 3,000 sandwiches to feed the hungry. Collections of Play-Doh, used for occupational therapy, and Band-Aids were also undertaken for the benefit of Cohen Children’s Medical Center, as were collections gently used, environmentally friendly toys for SecondChanceToys.org.
During their presentations, students described the work they put in and gave heart-warming testimony about the joy they felt in helping others.
Photo Caption: Levy Lakeside faculty members and administration congratulate students who presented on behalf of their respective classes and grades during the school’s celebration of service learning.
Photo courtesy of the Merrick School District