Feeding America


Date: October 21, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Location: 9455 Waples Street, Suite 135 San Diego 92121

Our first Service Learning activity of the 2016-2017 school year will take place on Saturday, October 21st, 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. 

Operation Gratitude


Date: November 1-3, 2017

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


Chairperson:  Julie Watts


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.

Camp Pendleton Food Drive


Date: November 16, 2016  

Time: During the School Day

Location: Drop Off at the School Office

The Rhoades School will be collecting food and other essential needs to share with our military families at Camp Pendleton.  We ask for your support and donations during the Thanksgiving season to help us give thanks and support to those who serve us so proudly.  Check back for more details on how you can help.

Chairperson:  Mai Vang


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.

Faculty Leaders:  Dr. Julie Watts & PJ Stanley


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


  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.

Daisy (1st Grade) Troop Leader: Christie Swiss


Toys for Tots


Date: December 1 thru 15, 2017  

Time: 2:45PM to 4:30PM

Location: Donation Boxes Inside School Entrance

Help us support our local Marines in their annual Toys for Tots campaign.  Our two Rhoades School Girl Scout Troops will be working with Marines from Camp Pendleton to create a special holiday season for children who are less fortunate.  Please help us as we practice a spirit of charitable giving and community service for our students by donating new, unwrapped toys.

Chairperson: Lisa Porcelli


Find us: 

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