The Giving Day
At Pleasant Valley service learning is implemented through "The Giving Day," as a way to teach students how character can be demonstrated through community service. “Giving Day” is a series of service projects organized in cooperation with the Pleasant Valley staff, students and Parent Teacher Association. The purpose of the “Giving Day” is to provide opportunities for students to help those who are less fortunate. The goal is to foster student’s ability to possess a capacity and desire to become caring citizens and leaders who give back to their community. These service projects are integrated throughout the school year. Some examples include vocabulary practice using “www.FreeRice.com” to help feed the hungry, caring for needy children with “Angel Tree” donations and the unique school/community talent show “PV Idol” to benefit The American Cancer Society, and the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti. These ongoing service projects foster caring relationships between the community, faculty, parents and students who rally together to benefit individual, school, local and national causes. As students leave Pleasant Valley, they take with them the experience of caring and giving back.
Dr. Lynn Logelin