Social Action Club

May News

We can all make an impact! Hillhurst is now signed up as a “We School.” “We” is a movement that empowers people to change the world. Our actions count! If you haven’t heard of “Me to We” or “We Day” please visit https://www.we.org/we-schools/ “Students who are part of WE Schools are stepping up and making a difference in their neighborhood and world at large.”

Currently, the Social Action Club is making a difference in our community by volunteering. The stu-dents spent time exploring a variety of charities they would be interested in donating their time and energy to helping. The kids created scripts so that they can call the companies to ask questions and set up a date for us to volunteer at in May and June. We look forward to getting out of the school and working hard. One of our goals is to inspire kids and families at Hillhurst to volunteer their time and energy to helping others at least once this summer!

The social action club kids are also compiling a list of all of the ways that Hillhurst students and staff volunteered or contributed to communities this year. We would like to “track our impact” each year and show how we are impacting the world around us. We are just starting our list and already we see how much work teachers and students have done in their classrooms!

Coming soon! The first week in June the S.A.C team will be challenging the entire school, staff and stu-dents, to bring litterless lunches! Details will be in student agendas and school wide announcements.

Look for the impact list, photos and news of our volunteer experience, and the litter-less lunch de-tails in the next newsletter.

Sincerely,
The Social Action Kids, Mrs. Watkins and Mrs. Giffen

Passion Projects

Another new initiative at Hillhurst School this year is “Passion Projects.” In the previous school year, a committee of teachers started planning for this initiative based on the question, “How can we connect our students as a school-wide community and increase their intellectual engagement?” 

Passion Projects give students an opportunity to broaden and deepen their learning while increasing engagement. Students have the opportunity to collaborate and work with students from different ages and classes from Grades 3-6. This enhances the sense of community at Hillhurst and also allows them to work with different teachers on staff. Some of the Passion Projects include: 

  • Scratch Coding Club
  • Chess Club, 
  • Foods
  • 3-D Printing Club
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Art Club

Passion Projects will continue to expand and grow as student interest does. Passion Projects take place from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM on a six week schedule.

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Social Action Club

May News

We can all make an impact! Hillhurst is now signed up as a “We School.” “We” is a movement that empowers people to change the world. Our actions count! If you haven’t heard of “Me to We” or “We Day” please visit https://www.we.org/we-schools/ “Students who are part of WE Schools are stepping up and making a difference in their neighborhood and world at large.”

Currently, the Social Action Club is making a difference in our community by volunteering. The stu-dents spent time exploring a variety of charities they would be interested in donating their time and energy to helping. The kids created scripts so that they can call the companies to ask questions and set up a date for us to volunteer at in May and June. We look forward to getting out of the school and working hard. One of our goals is to inspire kids and families at Hillhurst to volunteer their time and energy to helping others at least once this summer!

The social action club kids are also compiling a list of all of the ways that Hillhurst students and staff volunteered or contributed to communities this year. We would like to “track our impact” each year and show how we are impacting the world around us. We are just starting our list and already we see how much work teachers and students have done in their classrooms!

Coming soon! The first week in June the S.A.C team will be challenging the entire school, staff and stu-dents, to bring litterless lunches! Details will be in student agendas and school wide announcements.

Look for the impact list, photos and news of our volunteer experience, and the litter-less lunch de-tails in the next newsletter.

Sincerely,
The Social Action Kids, Mrs. Watkins and Mrs. Giffen

Passion Projects

Another new initiative at Hillhurst School this year is “Passion Projects.” In the previous school year, a committee of teachers started planning for this initiative based on the question, “How can we connect our students as a school-wide community and increase their intellectual engagement?” 

Passion Projects give students an opportunity to broaden and deepen their learning while increasing engagement. Students have the opportunity to collaborate and work with students from different ages and classes from Grades 3-6. This enhances the sense of community at Hillhurst and also allows them to work with different teachers on staff. Some of the Passion Projects include: 

  • Scratch Coding Club
  • Chess Club, 
  • Foods
  • 3-D Printing Club
  • Photography Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Art Club

Passion Projects will continue to expand and grow as student interest does. Passion Projects take place from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM on a six week schedule.

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