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 during the school year 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 regularly spearhead collections of needed supplies such as food and hygiene items.
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 participate in children's reading events sponsored by United Way by reading in classrooms and making posters to distribute to area schools to get their students excited about the reading days.