Thalassemia Day-An SIS Community Service Learning Event
This years’ School Improvement Team (SIT) for Service Learning has had many conversations regarding how we can, as a school community, provide service opportunities that are meaningful, practical and enriching for our students and community in general. The committee has also discussed the importance of continuity and relationship building of past service initiatives.
We were able to address these two points this past Saturday when our entire community came together to host the 4th annual Thalassemia Day. Through the efforts of many staff and students we were able to treat approximately 30 local children and their caregivers of a local Thalassemia support group a morning of fun activities and a pizza lunch at our beautiful Parkside campus. With IB students helping to organize, funds contributed from both our Middle and High School STUCOs, middle and elementary student helpers, teacher, parent and administrator volunteers from all levels, and pizzas donated from NYPD Pizzeria, this event was truly a community effort!
Thalassemia Day is an excellent example of how to make service happen in a meaningful, effective way for our students – hands on, valuable and fun – and clearly demonstrates thatone-by-one we each have something to offer to make the whole better and stronger. The smiling faces of our visitors – children and parents alike -truly showed that this event is valuable and very much appreciated. Gecko synchronicity!
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