Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lindbergh Schweitzer Holiday Efforts Paid Off

What's a "service learning magnet school"?

For the students and staff at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont, it means helping the community. Two projects during the holiday season were examples of this every day effort:
  • The second annual Emily Palmeter Toy Drive took place at Lindbergh Schweitzer Service Learning Magnet School shortly before the winter break. Honoring the memory of a former student, parents and staff donated more than 180 toys which were given to the school's partner, SAY San Diego, for its Adopt-a-Family Program. The Palmeter family graciously agreed to distribute the toys to this organization because it provides needed holiday support for families in the Clairemont community.
  • Lindbergh Schweitzer Service Learning Magnet School found a way to promote parent involvement and help those in need at the same time. The school’s recent holiday dance admission was a canned food donation or a check written to help homeless families. Parents eagerly donated approximately 200 cans of food which was given to the school's partner, SAY San Diego, that will help stock their pantries for families in need. $150 was donated to the district's Office of Children and Youth in Transition that helps families who are homeless.
  • The veterans at the VA Hospital in La Jolla received holiday card tray favors created by students and families while taking a break during the holiday dance.
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