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The Chapel School & Goldman Sachs Partner to “Keep Up Appearances”

Bronxville, NY- On Friday June 6, 2014 The Chapel School and Goldman Sachs continued a a tradition of community partnership. Students from The Chapel School and volunteers from Goldman Sachs Community Team Works (CTW) planted flowers and shrubs beautifying The Chapel School and surrounding grounds.

Students in kindergarten through grade eight participate in this beautification project organized by The Chapel School’s Service Learning Committee.  Under the supervision of gardening enthusiast Lynn Lena, and the classroom teachers, each class has the opportunity to get their hands in the earth and plant flowers on the campus of The Chapel School.  The students worked side by side with CTW volunteers learning how to become successful gardeners. Their handiwork can be seen firsthand outside the Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School. The CTW volunteers also painted fencing around the school's backyard and playground.

The Chapel School, which serves students pre-K through eighth grade, has been serving the Westchester/Bronx community since 1947. The goal of The Chapel School is to provide an education that possesses academic excellence, spiritual depth, and moral integrity that enables each child to develop in a safe and nurturing environment. The Service Learning Committee at The Chapel School was established in 2003. The mission statement of this committee is "to establish service learning as a blueprint to engage The Chapel School students in community service, in order to gain skills and knowledge they can apply throughout their lives, with a Christian focus, enhancing their personal, social, academic, cognitive, and career development.”

The Chapel School is located at 172 White Plains Road in Bronxville.  For more information about Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School and its programs, call 914-337-3202 or visit www.thechapelschool.org.

 

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