Happening This Month
New Toy and Game Drive
We are kicking off our annual NEW Toy and Game drive. Please drop off any new, unwrapped gifts for babies through teenagers in the front office. Collection boxes are located on the left-hand side. This year's gifts will be donated to Ford Hall, located across the street from St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's school, for distribution to the guests of their weekly Food Pantry. This is a great chance to regift new, unopened gifts that your child doesn't need, purchase items at our local Book Culture, or shop with your child. (This is not an occasion to donate used items from your home—we will have opportunities for that in the new year.)
The deadline for donating is Monday, December 16.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!
Our Approach to Community Service
United in Service
Service is a natural extension of our school’s religious identity and commitment to educating morally centered students. Service initiatives are part of the curriculum in early childhood through upper school, and we provide many opportunities for students and families to unite in service both locally and globally.
Our approach to service is not just about helping. In age-appropriate ways, we focus on building relationships with the organizations we partner with, and with the people whom those organizations serve.
Love Thy Neighbor
Our neighbors at Broadway Presbyterian Church and its Four-Star Soup Kitchen (half a block away) are our frequent partners. In addition to providing food and supplies through our Thanksgiving Food Chain and February Food Drive, our students connect personally with the people who dine and receive services there. Through the sixth-grade religious knowledge curriculum, students create relationships with the staff and patrons of the soup kitchen and food pantry. They visit regularly, playing board games or otherwise just spending time in conversation. As these relationships grow, students move beyond their own concerns to think about the injustices that their new friends face, and about how they can help to change those injustices for the better.
Our younger students, too, get involved, making cards and decorations that brighten the soup kitchen, or baking desserts to sweeten their meals. They visit to drop-off their creations, so that they know whom and how they are helping.