On October 28, 2015 our fifth graders traveled to Mill Valley to serve breakfast to, and meet with, the seniors living in the Fireside Apartments. They had a fun and busy morning starting with a tour of the apartments that are a non-profit housing development providing permanent housing for seniors exiting Marin’s Homeward Bound program. After their tour, the students set-up the breakfast they had brought and served the residents. Then, some students ran an exciting bingo game, with Savannah and Elizabeth calling out the numbers in English, and Austin translating them into Spanish. The prizes were Safeway gift cards. The students also sorted food delivered to the apartments from the Marin Food Bank into grocery bags for the residents.
Parent Gail McAllister, a longtime volunteer service coordinator in our San Domenico community, said of the morning, “I was so proud of our fifth graders and the way they treated each and every resident with kindness, warmth, and respect.” She received this praise of our SD fifth graders from the Homeward Bound Program Director, “Great job - let your kids know how impressed I was with how they pulled off a great pantry! Folks loved the food, the bingo was wonderful and they really met the challenge.”
Thank you to the fifth grade families and students for their generosity, support, and hard (but fun) work!