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The Helping Hands Program is Back!

posted Sep 19, 2016, 7:46 AM by Laura Giuggio   [ updated Sep 23, 2016, 8:27 AM ]
Dear Center Families,

In the spirit of teaching our students about the importance of community service, we will begin our  4th yearlong effort to feed those in need of assistance. 

Center School Helping Hands is a school –wide effort that provides our students an opportunity to work as grade level teams to make a difference by making sandwiches to help feed the hungry. Helping Hands is a collective endeavor that depends on the generosity of our Peace Builders community; and we anticipate another successful year!

Here’s how it works:


Each grade level will be assigned a month to meet one morning in the cafeteria at 7:50 AM to make sandwiches with their grade level team.The students will go directly to their classrooms at 8:30.

Mark your calendars on the following Tuesdays:

September 27th-5th grade

November 1st-4th grade

December 6th-3rd grade

January 10th-2nd grade

February 7th-1st grade

March 7th-K & 5th

April 4th- 4th & 2nd

May 2nd- 3rd & 1st

June 6th- all grades


Each family may voluntarily send in with your child sandwich meat, cheese, and bread to make sandwiches on their designated day. We suggest 1lb. meat; ½ lb. cheese; two loaves of bread, although any donated amount is appreciated. The number of sandwiches delivered each month will depend on donations.


Siblings are more than welcome to make sandwiches too. For example, our first date (September 27th) will be with 5th graders. If you have a 5th grader and a 2nd grader, feel free to send the 2nd grader to help.  The more helping hands the better!!


Center School parent Amy Nedwed ( coordinates this effort. She and I will be present with the students while they make the sandwiches; and Amy Nedwed and Amie Tracy will deliver the sandwiches to the Springfield Rescue Mission, Loaves and Fishes Kitchen in Springfield and the Easthampton Community Center. Kudos to Amy for spearheading the effort once again this year!!

NEW shirt order form-helping hands (1).docx 

helping hands summary-2015-16.docx 

Thank-you for your generous spirit of giving!  A reminder notice will be sent each month.


With appreciation,

Donna Hutton, Principal