Community Service

Banner Season for the Garden

The Belmont Day Garden has had a great growing season this year. We are still harvesting greens of all kinds including kale, chard, lettuces, collards, spinach, and arugula. We have several varieties of tomatoes and, while the chipmunks seem to enjoy taking bites, we still have some ripening on the vines to be harvested in the coming weeks. Sunflowers and edible flowers are ready for the picking including borage and calendula flowers. We are still waiting for carrots, beets, and a second planting of radishes to be harvested.

Roots & Shoots Spreading Joy this Spring

The Belmont Day Roots & Shoots club had an exciting weekend of volunteerism! Last Friday, 23 students stayed after school to participate in furniture painting for Furnishing Hope, an organization which provides furniture to families who move from temporary to permanent housing. Furnishing Hope will pass along the freshly painted and designed furniture to children for their new bedrooms. BDS parent Suzy Palitz and Roots & Shoots member Emma Bauman introduced the organization to our club.

Roots & Shoots Shelterbox Friendraiser at Coaches vs Students Game

Roots & Shoots is looking forward to the coaches vs. eighth grade ultimate frisbee game that is happening on Wednesday, June 8 on Far Field from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.! Members of the BDS community can cheer on the players and participate in a Roots & Shoots friendraiser for Shelterbox, an incredible organization that provides life-saving aid to those affected by natural disasters. Roots & Shoots will teach volunteers about Shelterbox through interesting, engaging, and hands-on activities.

Roots and Shoots Accepting Donations for Room to Grow

The Roots and Shoots middle school service learning club is excited to be accepting donations for Room to Grow. Room to Grow is a nonprofit organization that provides social worker support, parental education, and needed items for families living in poverty. Families receive this support throughout pregnancy, infancy, and until children are three years old.

We are collecting and organizing donations for Room to Grow here at Belmont Day now through Thursday, April 28. The Roots and Shoots club will also be volunteering at Room to Grow. 

Roots and Shoots Visits Perkins School for the Blind

Roots and Shoots club advisors Leigh Twarog and Mary Ellen Coyne-Gordon chaperoned a group of eight middle school students on an outing to Perkins School for the Blind on Tuesday evening. Our students helped out with the Perkins School's Valentine's Day dance. The mature and articulate group demonstrated the Belmont Day values in action by participating with respect and empathy, kindness and patience. Ms.