Miss Chris, School Social Worker
School Social Workers Help Students
Food Pantry Donations
School Social Workers Help Schools
Empty Bowls, made by Onekama students, will be glazed, fired and filled with soup to support the Food Pantry Program.
School Social Workers Help Parents
Our 5th and 6th grade students have been participating in a Community Learning Service Project. Once a month they go to the St. Joseph Church Community Food Pantry and lend a hand. On the last Thursday of each month, four 5th graders help adult volunteers unload, unpack and set up food and other household necessities that will be available to less advantaged families in the community. On the next day, four 6th graders help carry out the distributed goods to the recipient's cars. This is especially helpful to senior citizens and mothers with young children in tow. The retired volunteers at the Pantry are extremely delighted to have our young helpers ease their tasks, and our students gain important social awareness and insights into our small community. They are learning to give and think beyond themselves. The students find this to be a very rewarding experience.
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