PANDEMIC PACKETS TO THE RESCUE!
ADOPTING A SENIOR
Clairbourn Girl Scouts in Troop 4831 made special pandemic safety kids for homeless adult and kids staying at the Door of Hope.
Erin B. made 12 masks, and Hayden Y., Sophia R., Elena R., Hayden Y., and Melanie Y. collected 40 sets of head phones (to help with homework),150 sanitizer bottles, and $400 worth of Target gift cards. They then assembled everything into packets to distribute at the Door of Hope. Way to go scouts!
An eighth grade Clairbourn student, about to miss her own traditional graduation because of pandemic restrictions, adopted a senior through her mother/daughter volunteer group called the National Charity League (NCL). Each senior received a sign to post in their yard, a mailed letter of encouragement, a sweet treat, and a small gift delivered to their home. Throughout the week, this eighth-grader dropped off fun gifts to her adopted senior to use in college. She gifted a bottle of Tide, a clothes bag, $10 in quarters, a gift card to Target and Starbucks, and a note that said “Congrats Senior, you will have LOADS of fun in college.” NCL will end the week with a drive-by parade in front of the seniors' homes.
FUN FOR NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN
A student in Clairbourn's Kindergarten created a chalk obstacle course on her neighborhood sidewalk so that other kids in the area could have an enjoyable activity. The family also created a second Easter-themed course, and the mailman even joined in on the fun with their family.
KEEPING US SAFE - STUDENT MAKES HAND SANITIZER
This fourth-grader has been busy filling hand sanitizer orders through his company's website to help keep people safe. Feeling fortunate to have what he needs during this time, he wanted to give back by making a monthly donation to nokidhungry.org
to help kids get the nourishment they need to thrive. (Several years ago, at the age of four, he started a student-run business at Clairbourn's Entrepreneurial Fair called HeathMadeLA which sells sanitzers, lotions, balms, and deodorants, and other wellness products. Heath continues to grow this business and expand his entrepreneurial skills.
BAKING FOR NEIGHBORS
A fourth-grader made cupcakes to give away to neighbors to bring them joy while they are sheltering in place!
GRATITUDE FOR FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS
A Kindergarten student decorated her front door to thank delivery workers for their hard work during the pandemic. She also wrote and mailed letters to some of her classmates telling them how much she misses them. She also joyfully donated some of her preschool toys and books to children in need so that, during this time of social distancing, other children would have toys and books to keep them occupied at home.
MAKING OUTDOOR TIME MEANINGFUL
A fifth-grader put a teddy bear in the window of his house to help children in his neighborhood participate in the global teddy bear scavenger hunt. Clairbourn Headmaster Dr. Patzlaff mentioned this activity in her Wednesday Morning Assembly Video, and the idea originated with the book Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s 1989 children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
. Learn how to safely stay socially distanced and join a bear hunt
TAKING CARE OF DELIVERY WORKERS
A first-grader and her Pre-K brother are taking care of the delivery workers who are helping to keep their family supplied with needed items while they shelter in place. The first-grader noticed her family was getting a lot of deliveries, and she asked her parents if the delivery drivers could get sick driving around everywhere. When she learned their job has a higher risk of exposure, she and her brother asked for permission to leave small hand sanitizer spray bottles and snacks for the drivers. Their father reports, "The hand sanitizers are jumping off our porch like toilet paper at Costco! And the drivers are very appreciative and grateful when they see us!"
HELPING WITH COMMUNITY SAFETY
A Clairbourn fourth-grader heard that there was a shortage of protective face masks. Over the Spring Break, she thought it would be a good idea to try and make them. Now her whole family is protected!