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Service Learning

We believe that community service is both a responsibility and a blessing offering our students the foundation for becoming lifelong volunteers. Our Service Learning Program helps Saint Andrew’s students discover a better understanding and keener sensitivity to the needs and realities of the community. As they serve others, students discover their social and spiritual gifts.

Representatives of each grade level create and coordinate projects that are age and ability-appropriate.  Here are examples of our service learning activities:

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

  • Share their gift of presence, with songs and drama for Senior Citizens
  • Share their crafts with less fortunate

First Grade

  • Projects for Daffodil Days
  • Plan a field trip to an appropriate organization e.g. animal shelter

Second grade

  • Students begin to recognize service as a responsibility and blessing
  • Service to environmental agencies

Third Grade

  • Collect books for East Palo Alto Children's Foundation
  • Take a field trip to appropriate agency

Fourth Grade

  • Develop relationship with San Jose Family Shelter
  • Take a field trip to an appropriate agency

Fifth Grade

  • Continue to collect and prepare recyclables for proper disposal
  • Take a field trip to recycling agency or other “Green” agency

Sixth grade

  • Attend two field trips per year to Sacred Heart Community Service Center or other appropriate organization
  • Oversee All School “Operation Warm-Up”

Seventh Grade

  • Students have two field trips a year to appropriate organizations e.g. Veterans Administration Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, Our Daily Bread, Our Lady of Fatima Villa
  • Oversee Thanksgiving All School Food Drive

Eighth Grade

  • Students take two field trips to service organizations e.g. Creative Montessori Learning Center, Inn Vision, Georgia Travis Center, New Brighton State Beach
  • Participate in fundraiser and service project for Stop Hunger Now

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