A Great Start to 2018
On January 3, 2018, Carrollwood Day School students kicked off the new year with a Day of Caring. Middle School and Upper School projects benefited local and far-reaching causes, from the Community Food Pantry and Kids and Canines to helping bring clean water to the students at Bitame Lucia International School in Cameroon.
Students in kindergarten through grade 5 dedicated their efforts to benefit current pediatric cancer patients and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The focus for the Lower School’s Day of Caring originated with the vision of two 5th grade students. Kids helping kids is embedded in the DNA of the CDS community. On Wednesday, each grade level at the Lower School contributed to those fighting pediatric cancer in a very special way.
- Kindergarten and 1st grade made Jared boxes for pediatric cancer patients. They collected small toys and games, small coloring or activity books, crayons, markers, and other fun activities to fill the boxes.
- 2nd and 3rd grades collected stuffed animals and fabric to make cuddly friends for pediatric cancer patients.
- 4th grade organized a bake sale. The money raised from the bake sale will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation which is based in Tampa, FL. All items at the bake sale will be selling for $1.
- 5th grade organized a walk-a-thon for the Lower School to benefit the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
The theme for this school year, “CDS: Where Caring is Common,” embraces an essential quality of CDS culture. It is the touchstone that unites our entire school community in our mission to develop students that are happy, high achieving, globally conscious citizens. We are very proud of the actions our students take to make a positive difference for others in our community and beyond. Here is a peek at some of the activities from January 3.