SERVICE LEARNING

The theme for service learning for the 2017-2018 school year is food waste and food insecurity. Students will have the opportunity to learn about food waste and food insecurity through guest speakers, documentaries, books, websites, and hands-on experiences. With support from our faculty, students will create collaborative service learning projects in within their class, grade level, mentor group, or buddy group.

Feeding America

 

Date: Jan 11 and Mar 7, 2020

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Location: 9455 Waples Street, Suite 135 San Diego 92121

Our first Service Learning activity of the 2019-2020 school year will take place on Saturday, January 11, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Feeding America San Diego Warehouse in Sorrento Valley. 

  The mission of Feeding America San Diego is to end hunger through healthy food, education and advocacy.  Last year, more than 13,000 volunteers helped Feeding America San Diego to distribute over 22 million pounds of food to San Diegans facing hunger; the Rhoades School community has wholeheartedly embraced the opportunity to make a difference in our local community by partnering with Feeding America San Diego in years’ past.  All projects are geared around bagging, boxing, and distributing food that will be distributed to over 60,000 people each week; children ages six and up and their parents are welcome to join in this meaningful, worthwhile activity.

In order to participate in the volunteer event, parents and students must register online.  Please click here for information and directions on how to register online. 

Chairperson:  Julie Watts

Email: jwatts@rhoadesschool.com

Girl Scouts

 

Date: Throughout the School Year 

Time: After School

Location: Varies by Troop

The Rhoades School has enjoyed a long association with the Girl Scouts and currently has two active Girl Scout Troops, one Daisy Troop and one Brownie Troop.   Our Girl Scout troops help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Operation Gratitude

 

Date: November  2019

Time: During the School Day

Location: Drop Off at the School Office

Help us support out troops with our annual Operation Gratitude collection.  The Rhoades School will partner with Operation Gratitude to ship sweet treats to active duty military personnel serving abroad. All students are asked to bring extra Halloween candy to school to send to our troops. 

Chairperson:  Julie Watts

Email: jwatts@rhoadesschool.com

Casa De Amistad

 

Date: Monthly 

Time: After School

Location: Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

Since the 2014-2015 school year, The Rhoades School has partnered with Casa de Amistad, an academic mentoring program in Solana Beach for children who will be the first in their family to attend college.  Once a month, our 7th and 8th grade girls volunteer with young elementary children at Casa. Our students bring technology from Rhoades, such as BeeBots, Osmos, and Spheros, as well as simple engineering projects to engage the Casa children.  This partnership enriches the Casa children, who have the opportunity to experience fun technology with Rhoades students as their teachers and mentors.  At the same time, our students are filled with joy, wonder and awe by the smiles, hugs and appreciation of the Casa de Amistad children.

  Leadership, public speaking, empowerment and girl-led decision making are just some of the skills Girl Scouts seeks to give girls the opportunity to experience in a fun, comfortable environment. In addition to their meetings and learning, our troops often serve as the color guard for school functions, have planted gardens on campus and provide outreach to local charitable organizations representing the Rhoades School. 

 

For more information on Girl Scouts, or on how to join or start another troop at the Rhoades School, please contact one of our troop leaders.

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Julie Watts & PJ Stanley

Emails: jwatts@rhoadesschool.com, pstanley@rhoadesschool.com

Brownies (2nd & 3rd Grade) Troop Leader: Lisa Porcelli

Email: lmporcelli89@gmail.com

Daisy (1st Grade) Troop Leader: Christie Swiss

Email: cbswiss5@gmail.com 

Find us: 

The Rhoades School Foundation
141 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road Encinitas, CA 92024