may 4, 2018
Connections GROUP Service Opportunities!...
Does your whole Connections want to do a service project together? If so see below and contact Ms. Barry for more info!
St Mary’s Food Bank ALWAYS needs food---organize a food drive
Meet at an event
Brainstorm some new ideas especially for East Hartford!
Please consider getting your group to work together towards a single goal
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Handicap Bowling: The Hall of Fame Bowling Alley is looking for 8-10 volunteers on Fridays to assist with the handicapped league from 4:00-6:00. This opportunity is ongoing. See Ms. Cote in guidance if interested.
MDC Helpers Needed! The Metropolitan District is looking for volunteers to assist with hazardous waste collection. Volunteers will be trained for safety measures and lunch will be provided. Waste Collection takes place on Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the following towns: May 5-Newington, May 12-Hartford, June 2nd- Windsor, June 16th- Wethersfield. See Ms. Cote in guidance for more information and to sign up.
Iron Hornet Club In need of volunteers for Iron Hornet race preparations. Help needed for banner painting, course preparation, and obstacle building to name a few. 1.5 - 3.5 hours available every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Meet in Room 187 after school.
The Hearth at Glastonbury: This assisted living center is looking for volunteers to assist with games and activities for the elderly. Please see Mrs. Messenger in guidance if you are interested in volunteering.
MDA Walk: The muscular dystrophy association is looking to get more EHHS students involved in the Spring Walk. Please sign up in guidance if you’re interested in learning more. The walk is on June 2, 2018 at Rentschler Field, but there will be an informational session early this spring for students who express interest.
Autism Speaks Walk: Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at Rentschler Field- If you’d like to help set up, you can arrive as early as 7:30, and you may attend the walk from 9:30-11:00. Sign up in guidance with Mrs. Cohen. A $1 contribution is required as your monetary donation to the cause. You will be required to attend 1 after school meeting (1 service hour) prior to the event. Dates will be announced during lunches
Walk to End Lupus: The Walk to End Lupus is at Retschler Field. Setup is 12:30pm-2pm and Clean-up: 4pm-6pm. Sign up in Guidance with Ms. Cote.
Check out volunteerconnecticut.org. There are other local opportunities covering a wide variety of interest areas. Talk to a group of friends or your Connections group and start something up at our school!
COMMUNITY AWARENESS DAY
Students will be facilitating team-building activities with young children at the following elementary and middle schools:
Students will be taking trips to the following locations to provide services:
Playing games and reading to young children
Community Cultural Center
Decorating for Santa’s visit event and organizing closets
Cleaning up the park grounds and waterfront
Helping prepare for Thanksgiving
Yard and Garden Work/outdoor projects
Playing games and reading to young children
Distributing literacy kits to children and reading aloud
Assembling literacy or toiletry kits for people in need
8TH ANNUAL Community awareness day
click here for the complete CAD 2016 informational packet
click here for the complete CAD 2015 informational packet.
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF CAD 2014 ORGANIZATIONS
Service Learning is a teaching and learning method that connects classroom curriculum with identified community issues and needs. Service Learning engages students in projects that serve the community and build their social and academic capacities.
Service Learning will strengthen the classroom instruction of high school students in all subject areas to improve their overall academic success, and will fulfill real needs in the
Service Learning as an educational strategy is designed to enhance social and academic learning while developing character and citizenship skills.
In order to qualify for Service Learning hours, the service experience must include the following components:
Preparation: Students prepare for their service by learning about the issue of concern and developing an action plan for service.
Service: Students engage in meaningful service by working on a project that will make a difference in their community and is tied to their course of studies.
Reflection: Teachers enable students to analyze and make sense of their experience through discussion, journaling, and presentation opportunities.
Service Learning Credit Achievement:
- Students must complete a minimum of 10 hours of service in the 2010-2011 academic year in order to receive credit for participating in Connections.