West Side School Parent Teacher Group
We are parents and children working together to give back to our greater community in different ways throughout the year. While helping others in need, we want to instill in our children the true strength of giving, kindness and concern for those who are less fortunate. Organizations such as the Helping Hands Rescue Mission and the Tri Community Youth Association, both located in Huntington Station, have become dependent upon our help after 30 years of giving. Children have many opportunities to help during both recess and after school times. The students help in creating posters for the school hallways for the many drives, bringing in donated items from home for the various drives, making sandwiches and putting together lunch bags for local homeless men, making cards, visiting a nursing home to spend time with seniors (making cards, handing out flowers), and visiting the Tri CYA to help other children with their homework. Parents support this committee by donating items, helping to organize events, making deliveries to the food pantry. Engaging your children in meaningful discussions about the need for community outreach is very important. We are always looking for new ideas.