At St. Amelia School, knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith are incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum. A key component of this approach is providing the link between Catholic social teaching and service which integrates those teachings into the students’ daily lives through age-appropriate service projects. Following are examples of the types of service projects you will find at St. Amelia School:
“Service to those who need us is part of the mission of this school”. - Principal Mulé
- Reach-Out Projects . . . a variety of community service projects are organized occasionally to correlate with the various areas of the curriculum.
- “Friends of the Night People” . . . Our 8th grade students plan, buy, and cook a complete dinner once a month for this organization to help feed the hungry.
- Cards & Letters . . .
- Students in Grade 4 wrote letters and cards to an injured soldier in Iraq, a pen-pal of one of our students.
- Get-well cards were created by our 4th Grade students and sent to injured Buffalo Bills player, Kevin Everett.
- Thanksgiving Day Baskets / Food Drive . . .students participated in a food drive for the area needy. Each student brought in non-perishable food and donated $1.00 to purchase frozen turkeys. We collected over $400 and enough food to make twenty-four generous food baskets.
- Holiday Drive . . . students brought in food items, clothing and personal care items that were given to those in need– distributed through the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society and Outreach Office.
- Gift-Giving . . .
- Coats for Kids: families brought in over 300 new or gently used coats that were donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
- Blankets: Grade K – 4 students made blankets and cards and sang songs to residents at an area Nursing Facility.
- Winter Clothing: School families and students purchased socks, gloves, hats and scarves for both adults and children which were collected in each homeroom and distributed through our Parish Outreach Office to the Erie County Home and Infirmary.
- Soccer Equipment: Our Junior High Spanish students purchased new soccer balls that were sent to a school mission in Nicaragua. This project will continue throughout the year.
- Recycling . . . our school participates in a Recycling Program to help educate our students and save the environment.