During this week, like our other designated weeks (Science and Computer Science Week, Global Awareness Week, and Arts Week) we focus on a specific area of curriculum we feel deserves elevated attention. Goodwill is part of the fabric of our community, and Goodwill Week is designed to celebrate our community service and character education programs.
Throughout Goodwill Week we will be discussing with students why it is important to give back and we will also teach these skills to our students through action. Curricula for the week will include such things as random acts of kindness, service learning fieldtrips, and 8th grade Capstone Project fundraising. By channeling various activities into a single week, we can truly celebrate this initiative as a community. Beyond classroom curriculum, we have lined-up several other activities that we believe will enhance the week at a family and community level, allowing us to share the act of giving back.
To put ourselves in the right frame of mind, on Thursday, April 20th, at 8:15 a.m. in the Middle School Activity Room Sheryl Hadley of Organization & Relocation will teach us how organization and reuse can be a form of philanthropy. This Parent Education Series event will show us what opportunities we might be missing right under our own roofs!
We’ll then lead off Goodwill Week with BCD Day on Saturday, April 22nd (more broadly celebrated around the globe as Earth Day.) On this day we have lined up various community service opportunities, including:
On-campus Projects campus improvement opportunities: 9:00 am -1:00 pm.
Wear your work clothes and bring your gloves. Campus projects include picking up trash, mulching the playground, road base, and weeding. If you have a heavy-duty rake or wheelbarrow, bring it along! Projects range from easy (rock cleanup) to strenuous (mulch and road base.) Click here to sign up.
If you can’t join us for campus improvement, but can lend us a rake or wheelbarrow, let us know (click here
).On-campus Library re-vamp!
We are Spring Cleaning and “weeding” the BCD Library on Earth Day! Click here to sign up
.On-campus CARE bags for There with Care
in the morning at BCD. Decorate grocery bags for There with Care families to receive food and good cheer. Click here to sign up
. You can also donate markers or decorative tape for this project. Click here to donate materials
Bridge House meal prep
from 10:00am - Noon at their kitchen on Arapahoe. Sixteen volunteers can sign up to help prep a meal that will be served to Bridge House clients later that day. Click here
to sign up.
Potting Plants with seniors at Balfour
from 11:30-12:30. Spend some time with a senior and celebrate Earth Day. Bring a small shovel (and gloves if you like). Click here to sign up
. You can donate supplies for this event as well. Click here to help with supplies needed
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Earth Day Wild Works volunteer projects. Click here
to link to the volunteer page.
We hope your family chooses an opportunity that inspires you and that you enjoy BCD Day (Earth Day) through giving back. We also encourage you to talk to your children at home about what this week means to them and how they have been inspired to spread goodwill at BCD and beyond. Lastly, we extend special thanks to Gwynn Reback and Margie Martel for their extensive planning and coordination of activities for the week.