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Friday Night Harvest Meals

  Friday evenings at Trinity Congregational Church offer Gloucester’s hungry a chance to enjoy a warm and healthy meal. However, for our students here at Eastern Point Day School it is not only a way to actively give back to the community, but to progressively improve the lives within it. Joining in amongst other volunteer groups funding Friday Night Harvest Meals, students from  3-8 will help provide, prepare and serve 5 meals throughout the 2011-2012 school year. We are asking EPDS families to help my contributing food for the funding of these meals. Our first date is set for November 18th, however further instructions on how you can support this effort will be coming towards the end of this month. We would love your contribution and appreciate even more the effort put forth by families in making this a success.

The Dates for the Meals This Year:

November 18, January 6, March 2, May 11

For questions on food donations or other ways you can help please contact either; Barbara Baumer, bbbaumer@mac.com, -Lucy Gillard, lgillard@us.ibm.com, or -Tami Cronin, mrsckinder@comcast.net

Social Responsibility

Families and Friends,

Beyond the docks and shipyards which house boats of dreams and everything in-between, rests Gloucester’s Action Shelter. With a philosophy which has been deeply rooted in dedication, the shelter provides safety and gives stable ground for people working to get back on their feet. However, attempting to supply every person who walks into the shelter with basic necessities is often difficult with limited funding. Recognizing this struggle, EPDS has decided to show the same dedication that the Action Shelter has given throughout the years. The Holiday Gift Project aims to fill in these voids by collecting and donating basic supplies to those in need.  At the moment snow and Santa seem far off, however the hectic nature of the holidays will be here in no time. By starting this project early we can accomplish our goals while also instilling in our minds the role of social responsibility.

Here are three ways for you and your family to participate:

Gift of Understanding- Give your child a feeling of empowerment by building social responsibility. Talk to your child about the project and how what they do can have a powerful impact on someone’s life. For talking points to kids on homelessness, here’s a great doc. from Bright Horizons early learning centers:

http://www.brighthorizonsfoundation.org/Resources/Documents/Children%20for%20Children.pdf

Gift of Basic Hygiene – Select 1-2 tags for basic necessity items from board in lobby (Please return your items unwrapped by Monday, Nov.7, our kids will wrap them as part of the schools social responsibility program)

Gift of Choice – We often overlook the luxury we have in choosing what we eat. Providing a gift card is a treat for someone with little control over his or her daily life. Monetary contributions and gift cards can be dropped off in the box located in the lobby.

Thanks !

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Gillard at lgillard@us.ibm.com or call 339-203-0392

Home School Program

Home School at EPDS offers home schooled children the opportunity to participate in a variety of classes, field experiences and afternoon programs designed to supplement and support a home school education. Call (978) 283 1700 for enrollment information.

Read about it on our Home School page: http://www.easternpointdayschool.org/learning/learning_home_school.html