At Parkview Christian School, community service is just as much a part of the curricula as reading and arithmetic. Consider, just this school year:
• Kindergarteners have packed bags of toys for children in war-torn Ukraine.
First-graders collected and packed snacks for the Lilburn Police Department’s foyer area and a thank-you note for the agency’s service.
• Another first-grade class did likewise for local firefighters.
• Second-graders made comfort bags for kids who get displaced from their homes during a crisis.
• Third graders made after-school activity bags for local public elementary school students.
• Fourth graders collected canned goods and volunteered at the Lilburn Co-op one morning.
• Middle schoolers spent one-morning doing yard clean-up at Grace Village in Clarkston.
• And recently, Parkview Christian School students stopped by LPD headquarters to drop off Build-a-Bears for police officers to keep in their cars for kids who find themselves in traumatic situations, an example of their ongoing efforts to help children in need.
“Service for others is a big part of what we do at Parkview Christian,” said fifth-grade teacher JoAnne Gray. “Doing good for others is easily taught at school and is reinforced at home; families do family-focused service projects in the fall.”
For their efforts, the City proudly names Parkview Christian School students and their teachers our March “Citizens of the Month.”
Photo caption: (L to R) Elijah Couch, Davis Lanford, James Nolin, Jonah Goodman and Ian McInnis.