Community Service PE Assignment

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES LISTED BELOW
     
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people
    can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has". - Margaret Mead
     
     
    Due Date:  Friday, April 21, 2017
    All verification forms must be turned in by the end of school on Friday, April 21, 2017. Late assignments will not be accepted.  Remember, community service hours must be completed during the school year.  We encourage all students to turn in the assignment early.
     
    1. Each student must complete at least 5 hours of community service for this project during the current school year.
    2. Verification forms must be completed by the supervising organization and turned into the student's PE teacher anytime before the due date.
    3. Proof of participation must also be submitted (ie a letterhead/card/flyer from the organization or a photo while participating in the activity).
  • Community service must be volunteer type work for a reputable non‐profit organization (NOT a business or individual) and beneficial to the community. It can be done in one day, or spread through many.  Select an activity that you are interested in and get involved.  If you are not sure if a certain activity counts for community service, or you are having difficulty finding something, let your PE teacher know early!  Examples of accepted and non‐accepted community service are listed below.

Current Community Service Opportunities

  • Paul Revere Fun Run, Wed., Mar. 29, during PE - This is a fundraising event for student activities and programs.  For every $20 raised through pledges of student participants they will receive one hour of community service credit.  Pledges are due by Friday, April 7, 2017 and must be returned to the Main Office in the envelope students will receive on the run day.


    Paul Revere Garden and Campus Beautification Work Days, Apr. 1 (9am-12pm Campus Beautification) - Help clean up the campus, care for the garden and animals, and earn community service hours. Parents are expected to be in attendance to assist with supervision.  (And...parents who work can earn one "bonus" hour of credit for their child!)  Bring water bottle, hat, and gloves.  Rain cancels this event.


    LA Families Give Back helps families and kids find age-appropriate volunteer opportunities. They have events every week that families can sign up for directly on their website. Go to www.lafamiliesgiveback.org, to help as many kids and families as possible give back to their community.


    Safe Place for Youth (SPY)This is a shelter who’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time.
     
    For every item purchased on the wish list and brought in to Mr. Valerio in the Counseling Office, students will receive 1 hour towards their required community service hours.  Mr. Valerio will sign off on their community service forms and will deliver the items to SPY.  Below is the wink to SPY’s wish list.   https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/26B4TLX9DC4AB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_cr9CybE6T7M06


     

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Ongoing Community Service Opportunities


Paul Revere Garden and Campus Beautification Work Days - Help clean up the campus, care for the garden and animals, and earn community service hours. Parents are expected to be in attendance to assist with supervision.  (And...parents who work can earn one "bonus" hour of credit for their child!)  Bring water bottle, hat, and gloves.  Email Ms. Robertson directly with any questions about the farm and garden: carrie.robertson@lausd.net

Jr. Teen Council
The Palisades Rec. Center is starting a Jr. Teen Council this year for Middle School aged children.  It's a great way to take a leadership role in the community, help shape the direction of activities and service projects for their age group in the community, and just get involved and have fun.  All that plus community service hours.

If anyone is interested fill out and forward the Teen Council Application - contact:  sbmcinerney@yahoo.com


EXAMPLES OF ACCEPTED AND NON-ACCEPTED COMMUNITY SERVICE ARE BELOW:

 YES    NO
 Horticulture / Garden Work Days
    Businesses
 Community Service Club
    Private Schools
 Go Green Club
    Beach Clean Up w/Lifegaurd
 Beach Clean Up w/Non-profit Only    Trash Clean Up around the Neighborhood
 Assisting teachers at a public school
    Getting paid to do work
 Reading or tutoring younger kids at public school
    Paid tutoring
 Visiting/entertaining seniors at a convalescent home
    Pet stores
 Feeding/caring for animals at a shelter
    Helping elderly neighbors or grandparents
 Serving food at a soup kitchen
    Babysitting
 Revere's Fun Run
    Donating used goods/clothing

VERIFICATION OF HOURS:

Make sure to get the verification form filled out and signed by the non-profit organization's adult supervisor of the activity (NOT a parent/family member/friend).  Remember to to attach proof (i.e., letterhead, card, flyer, photo of participation).
 

GRADE:                                 

Students who do not complete the required hours will see their PE grade drop one whole letter grade (for instance from an A to B) and/or will receive a "U" in work habits on the 20-week report card.

 
SUGGESTIONS / IDEAS /PLACES TO VOLUNTEER:
 
Boy and Girls Club
YMCA
Westside Food Bank
Previous Elementary School
Church
Temple
Senior Centers
Animal Shelter
Soup Kitchen
 
ON CAMPUS DURING LUNCH OR NUTRITION:
 
Library
Special Education Program
Horticulture
Go Green Club
Community Service Club
 


 
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