Supporting our Communities
An integral part of the Dutchess Day School mission is to encourage and foster a spirit of giving, in meaningful and developmentally appropriate ways.
Students learn to appreciate the importance of helping others and gain a sense of responsibility for both their local and global communities. Compassion and respect for others are developed through the many hands-on projects that students and faculty do throughout the year. Involvement in these projects also helps students gain awareness of the vast array of community organizations and the range of needs that exist.
Examples of Service:
Kindergarten: attendance pick-up
First Grade: used book drive
Second Grade: collection for the ASPCA
Third Grade: Thanksgiving food drive
Fourth Grade: school recycling project
Fifth Grade: cards for veterans; homeless shelter supply collection
Sixth Grade: preschool buddies
Seventh Grade: organizing supplies for a Children’s Home
Eighth Grade: supervising lower school lunch tables; ambassadors for school