Seneca Academy is fortunate to have so many community members who volunteer here. Many of our parents volunteer their time and expertise on a regular basis (as I write this we have parents downstairs serving pizza, 2nd grade
dad, Mr. Kendall talked about oceanic maps in 2nd grade on Tuesday, and plans are underway for another parent-led Scholastic book fair and spring picnic!). We have had a flurry of student volunteerism recently when 4th graders facilitated a bake sale to raise money for earthquake victims in Nepal, 3rd graders raised money and supplies for Care Cases, and all elementary students worked in our gardens yesterday as we honored “Earth Day.”
Even our faculty and staff give extra time to the school! They are busy gearing up for our annual Trash to Treasures sale which will be held this Saturday. I hope parents recognize that they weren’t asked to donate time to this event – this is all run by teachers and administrators (lead by Pam Hauck)!
By volunteering, we share our most precious resources: time and effort. This is essential in enabling “extras” to happen in a small school such as ours. But volunteering to support our school is beneficial in others ways. It demonstrates to others (children and adults) our commitment to the community. It says “this place is so valuable to me, I’m willing to give more than just the minimum.” It certainly provides good role models for students to emulate. Research also shows that giving to others is an important element in feeling a sense of well-being.
Thanks to all of the many volunteers who make Seneca Academy so great. We appreciate all that you do!!