Purses for domestic violence victims

At YLWC’s “pajama night,” I provided an explanation of what the project is and its goals. She collected most of the purses as donations from the community while the YLWC helped fill these with journals, makeup, and jewelry.The remaining purses which were not new/almost-new and could not be used for this event, but were donated to the families at Orange County Connecting Hands instead. The smaller purses (pictured left) were filled with coloring books, markers, and other items for the children of these women.

Adopt-A-Dog Volunteer Event

Volunteers at the annual Adopt-A-Dog Puttin' on the Dog event was a smashing success! https://greenwichfreepress.com/dogs/photos-puttin-on-the-dog-2018-sparkles-on-a-indian-summer-sunday-112209/ https://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Pooches-prance-into-Greenwich-at-Puttin-on-the-13233695.php#photo-16178509

Community Garden

Built three raised beds, installed fencing, and have grown veggies this spring with the help of our school's Innovation Lab STEM 10 class!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The GHS Roots and Shoots Club's 8th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was a smashing success. We were able to directly provide over 100 meals to families in the Greenwich community and donated over 300 pounds of food to Neighbor To Neighbor's food pantry. For the Penny Wars competition, we were able to raise approximately $2,800 in donations and over 2,700 food items from students, parents, teachers, and others to pay for the fresh turkeys and fresh produce.

Nature of Circuitry

The project was a success. The students were engaged by the circuitry and loved seeing examples of how circuitry could be used in studying nature.

Simple Trash Party

Really well! An insane amount of trash was picked up! Thirty-four people showed up for the four-hour event (Spread amoung two days), totally 136 hours!

Monarch and Milkweed

The troop of 4th graders planted milkweed (monarch caterpillars only food source), took their message to the public at wildflower day, made a website thegirlsprouts.com, and will be speaking to the Santa Clara City Council to encourage the creation of more monarch habitat in City Parks.

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