The Chapel School Third Graders Make A Quilt for Those In NeedBronxville, NY- On Wednesday May 7th, students from The Chapel School’s third grade classes proudly displayed their class quilt during a school prayer service. This is the second year the class has made a quilt for Lutheran World Relief. “For families who have lost everything due to a natural disaster or violence, small items of comfort such as warm quilt, let them know someone across the sea cares.” (www.lwr.org) The students designed one quilt square each, and a few were chosen to help layout the individual squares for assembly. The third graders then worked together to tie all the pieces of the quilt securely. Mrs. Sharon Peterson, The Chapel School Librarian and member of the Village Lutheran Church’s Lutheran Womens Mission League, organized the quilt project. “I discussed the history of quilt making and how they go together,” stated Mrs. Peterson. “The students were excited to her about the journey of the quilt… first to LWR’s warehouse in Baltimore, MD… then to a country in need.”
This year a new tracking system has been put in place and the students will be able to follow their quilt’s journey and see where it ends up. Two quilts that were made last year at the school were shipped to the Philippines for victims of the Typhoon. “At The Chapel School we are passionate about service learning. We feel it is essential to teach our students the values of outreach and giving back,” stated Mr. Dhyne, principal of The Chapel School.
Village Lutheran Church and The Chapel School are located at 172 White Plains Road in Bronxville. For more information about The Chapel School and its programs, call 914-337-3202 or visit www.thechapelschool.org.