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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 the type of service learning activities our students take on each year:

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

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

First Grade

  • Creating blankets and toys for animals at the Humane Society

Second grade 

  • Service to environmental agencies

Third Grade

  • Collect books or other items for children in need

Fourth Grade

  • Creating Bags of Blessings (toiletry kits) that can be shared with those in need

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

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

Eighth Grade

  • Students coordinate activities to support Santee Elementary

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