On this day and every day, we’re proud to share with you some of the ways Sea Crest School gives back.
Students, faculty, staff, and families are currently engaged in the Adopt-a-Family initiative, led each year by our Eighth Grade. Thanks to the generosity of our school community, we are able to provide holiday gifts and necessities for 16 local families. Closer to the holidays, Kindergarteners will make teddy bears for children affected by the Lake County fires.
Throughout the year, our teachers incorporate hands-on service into their curricula.
Fourth Graders enjoyed a visit from Wildlife Associates this week, and they are now brainstorming about how to reduce the number of raptor birds killed by wind turbines. Our Sixth Graders organized an ALS Challenge in the fall, and Lower School art classes created seed packets to sell as a fundraiser for Coastside Land Trust. Our Third Graders enjoy an ongoing partnership with the Land Trust, and last year they raised nearly $1,000 to help purify water as part of their entrepreneurship unit.
Proceeds from the annual First Grade Farmers’ Market go to local charities such as Second Harvest and The HEAL Project. Fifth Graders are the official stewards of Poplar Beach, and Second Graders volunteer at Francis State Beach. Lower Schoolers sing for our neighbors at the senior center, and Middle Schoolers visit the Pomeroy Rehabilitation Center to play basketball with the residents there.
Our Sixth Grade Health and Wellness students lead a school-wide hygiene drive for Coastside Hope, and our Seventh Grade English classes visit Senior Coastsiders to interview seniors about their lives.
In addition, our school sponsors Half Moon Bay Little League, and Girls’ Soccer buys and wears socks to support breast cancer research. We provide parking for local charity organizations, including Senior Coastsiders and Table of Plenty.
Finally, for the ninth consecutive year, our Eighth Graders are leading by example. As part of their yearlong study of hunger and poverty, they are researching food insecurity, famine, and the causes of homelessness. Students volunteer together at San Francisco Food Bank, GLIDE Memorial, WE Day, and other organizations who need their help.
If you would like to give to Sea Crest to help us continue the work we do, please click to support the Williamson Annual Giving Fund.
We are grateful for your support as we help shape students who act with compassion and lead with courage. Thank you.