Community Outreach committee works closely with the school guidance counselor and local nonprofits to support individuals and families in need. Our goal is to help WES students and parents stay mindful of the challenges faced by some community members and offer simple, meaningful ways to give back. Annual initiatives include our holiday and spring break food drives, Halloween candy collection and Craft Night service table.We welcome new members and ideas - the more members we have, the more we can do for others. Please consider joining us for the 2019-2020 school year.
Spring Break Food Drive
What is needed by grade?
- K – macaroni & cheese
- 1st – canned vegetables
- 2nd – canned fruit
- 3rd – canned protein (beans, chicken, fish)
- 4th – cereal
- 5th – peanut butter & jelly
**Please no glass or expired items**
When and where are we collecting?
- Monday, March 23rd – Friday, March 27th
- Bins in the office and lobby or send to school with your child
Who will this benefit?
- Local Wayne families over the school spring break
Community Service Challenge 2020
WHO: ALL WES students
WHAT: The WES Community Service Challenge encourages students to make community outreach a habit by challenging them to complete at least one simple service activity each month. All students who complete the challenge will receive a certificate and recognition at the end of the school year. Each month, we’ll post new tips and local resources (see below) to help students complete the challenge, so check back often.
WHERE: At home and throughout our community
WHEN: The challenge begins in January and continues through April. Completed challenge forms are due by May 15, 2020.
- Each month, complete at least ONE of the suggested activities listed on the Community Service Challenge Form.
- Ask a parent to initial next to each completed activity.
- Send your completed challenge form into school by May 15, 2020, in an envelope marked “WES Community Outreach Committee.”
TIPS FOR MARCH (ANIMAL PLANET):
Here are some easy, step-by-step instructions to make your own birdfeeder or birdbath:
Purchase items from a local animal shelter’s wish list:
· Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals in Radnor
· Animal Coalition of Delaware County in Newtown Square
· Mainline Animal Rescue in Chester Springs
Other fun and easy ways to show animals some love:
· Play with a neighbor’s kitten or other pet
· Take care of a neighbor’s pet while he or she are out of town
· Volunteer at a local animal shelter
TIPS FOR FEBRUARY (LABORS OF LOVE):
The following local organizations accept clothing donations:
- Cradles to Crayons Donation bins are also located in the parking lots of several local stores, including CVS (316 Lancaster Ave., Wayne) and Giant (550 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne)
Here are a few ways to help neighbors and relatives this month:
- Shovel snow
- Bring in trash or recycle bins
- Walk their dog
- Bring in mail or newspapers
- Cook an extra meal and deliver it with a smile