Croft students kicked off our service learning initiatives in October. Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about Friendship Trays, which is Mecklenburg County’s Meals on Wheels program. In October they held a penny drive to benefit Friendship Trays, bringing in more than 3,000 pennies! In November, students decorated placemats to be delivered with meals.

First graders created inspirational and motivational posters and cards for children staying at Levine Children’s Hospital after a visit from Levine’s Carrie Keuten.

Second and third graders collected nonperishable food items to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Together they collected more than 300 pounds of food!

Fourth graders began their lunchroom recycling initiative. They learned what can and cannot be recycled, and toured the Metrolina Recycling Center as part of a field trip to help them learn to be environmental stewards.

Fifth graders began thinking of their legacy project in November with a visit from Alice Chambers of Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation. She will help them brainstorm the elements they would like to incorporate into the outdoor classroom space they will build in the spring.

As a Basic School, Croft Community School is committed not only to the academic rigor our students receive, but also their character education. Each grade level has a specific community service focus throughout this school year.