Since 2004, TCPS students have banded together to create positive change through their collaborative work. An all school assembly was held in the fall of 2004 to launch an ongoing commitment to helping our students develop a spirit of philanthropy. During the assembly, TCPS students talked about the meaning of community and the responsibility of members of a community. We decided that we had a responsibility to help and support the concerns of all of our communities. For the next two years, TCPS is focusing on The Monarch School, Women’s Empowerment, and Save The Children.
Since its beginning, TCPS students have continued philanthropic efforts by selecting a new organization or cause and committing themselves for the academic year.
This year, the proceeds will go to support children around the world. The school-chosen organizations for the 2015-16 school year are: The Monarch School, Women’s Empowerment International, and Save the Children.
To support these worthy causes, our students will be holding school-wide drives and raising money by:
- Kindergarten and First Grade: Collecting bottles for recycling
- Second and Third Grade: Neighborhood “Our Stand” lemonade stands
- Fourth and Fifth Grade: “Coffee Cup” morning coffee business
- Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade: Bake Sales
- First to Eighth Grade Student Council: “Student Store”
Some of our previous Community Outreach efforts included:
- Education: TCPS students raised money to help children around the world obtain an education. Each classroom researched opportunities to help children locally and globally and selected a charity to support. The kindergarten and first grade class raised money for Pennies for Peace, the second and third grade raised money and supplies for Monarch School, the fourth and fifth grade class raised money forPonheary Ly Foundation, and the middle school students raised money for Blue Tarp School. The Canton Patulup Primero Santo Tomas School in Chichicastenango, Guatemala, where we provided Internet access for the primary and secondary students, as well as the surrounding community
- Heifer International: Raising money to send girls to school and buy animals for families in South America as a sustained method of healing the global problem of hunger.
- E. (Women’s Empowerment): A San Diego non-profit that provides small business loans to the poorest women of the world to tackle the problem of extreme poverty.