Saint Bernard School encourages students to seek out opportunities to serve in our school, their churches and their communities. Often times we find that students are engaged in community service before they even enter Saint Bernard School and many do an abundance of hours beyond what is required. Here are some ways we as a school provide outreach to those in need.
Students Helping Students: Each Friday morning pocket change is collected to feed the students of St. Pierre School in Jeremie, Haiti. The school is fully supported by the Haitian Health Foundation of Norwich. For $115 per year, a student is provided with a nutritious daily meal made with rice, wheat, beans, and oil. This is typically their only meal of the day.
St. Vincent de Paul Place: Saint Bernard has a great relationship with our local soup kitchen. Our students regularlyspearhead collections of needed supplies such as food and hygiene items. Saint Bernard students also volunteer to serve meals one Saturday per month.
Paid Dress Down Days: These are a favorite! Students are glad to have a break from uniforms to support a worthy cause. Students often initiate these to support an organization they feel passionate about.
United Way: Students participated this past school year in children's reading events sponsored by United Way by reading in classrooms, and making posters to distribute ahead to the schools to get their student population excited about the reading days.