Giving Back: #DCSgivesback

During the holiday season, we want to share information with our community about all of the great things students and staff do. To keep track of all of the great things, we asked our staff members to use the hashtag #DCSgivesback when tweeting about their giving!

#DCSgivesback

Below are some things that our schools have done this holiday season to help those in need! 
 
Elementary Schools
 
Bailey:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
 
Chapman:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Both Chapman staff and PTO (separately) adopt families through Welcome Warehouse’s Adopt a Family holiday program
-Collected socks for the month of October for Kid President’s annual ‘soctober’ drive and donated 715 pairs of socks to local organizations that help people in need.
-5th graders host a schoolwide “Mini Mall” in December where they create and sell crafts. All of the money raised goes towards several local charities. The Fifth Grade Mini Mall is on Wednesday, December 19th from 10:20-12:30 and 1:30-3:20. On Thursday, December 20th we are open from 10:20-12:30 and 1:30-2:30.
-3rd graders sell “Lucky Grams” in March and all the money raised goes towards local charities.
 
Deer Run:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   -Year long collaboration with Ronald McDonald House, including 
November: Gently used book drive for RMH
December: Each class is making fleece blanket for RMH and holiday items needed for RMH
January: Penny wars collection
Feb: Parents night out fundraiser
March: Spring cleaning items for RMH
-a year round pop tab collection
-DRES PTO is sponsoring a giving tree which has various requests on it
 
 Glacier Ridge
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Operation Kids for Troops - collection of items for troops overseas
      -DSA Toy Drive
      -Celebration of Giving - Cash collection donation to Welcome Warehouse plus Adopt a Family gift giving
   - 5th graders visited Senior Citizens and read to them
 
 
Indian Run
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Harvest of Hope, we are collecting boxes of Jiffy Cornbread Mix for a donation to the Dublin Food Pantry
 
Olde Sawmill: 
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive 
   - 5th graders visited the Kroger Marketplace on Sawmill Road @ Hard Road to purchase ingredients for Thanksgiving meals they plan to donate
 
Pinney:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
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Riverside
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
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Scottish Corners
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Sock donations for Adopt-a-Senior
 
 Thomas
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive 
 
Wright
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
 
 
Wyandot
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald house
      - Wyandot Season of Giving - Wyandot students and staff are partnering with #HashtagLunchbag to prepare over 600 lunches that will be distributed across Columbus to those in need.  In addition to the lunch drive, Wyandot will put together 30 Thanksgiving meals for friends at Conger Elementary in Delaware.  Finally, students will participate in Holiday parties centered on community outreach and service to others 
 
Middle Schools
 
Davis
   -6th grade, various fundraisers to support the Buckeye Free Clinic in Sudan.
7th grade:
Language Arts: fleece blankets 
Columbus Oncology and Hematology (off Bethel Road)
Social Studies: cards to middle school students  
Northwoods Park Middle School in Jacksonville, NC
Math: pencils with inspirational messages 
Trexler Middle School in Richlands, NC
Science: items/activities  (calming bottles- students at Davis)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
-Eighth grade students will be supporting St. John's Largest Table and The Open Shelter again this year.  Students will be packing 100 sack lunches for The Open Shelter.  A group of around 20 students will be going to St. John's to help prepare and serve a community lunch at The Largest Table.  Many of the participants are homeless or marginally housed 
-PTO giveback- collecting socks & underwear (all sizes) for Welcome Warehouse, Dublin Bridges, Dublin Food Pantry.
 

Karrer:
   -7TH GRADE GIVING BACK PROJECT - OPERATION BUCKEYE
The 7th grade students are collecting items for soldiers through Operation Buckeye. Mr. Huesman shared a message from his son, Aaron, who is a former Karrer MS student and is currently at Fort Benning. We are collecting the following items to send to soldiers: Slim Jims, laundry detergent pods, boxes of dryer sheets, packages of toilet paper, envelopes, stamps, protein bars, and Gold Bond foot powder.  You may also visit www.operationbuckeye.org to see additional items. You may also make a monetary donation. Checks should be made payable to KMS PTO. Items should be turned into your student’s 4th period teacher. Thank you for your help!
-7TH GRADE GIVING BACK PROJECT - UNION COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
With the support of our 7th grade students, our 7th grade staff volleyball team won the KMS staff volleyball tournament on Monday, November 5. As a result of the donations from our students in all grade levels, we will be presenting the Union County Humane Society a donation of over $650 in December. They are also in need of any type of cat litter, paper towels, and postage stamps.  Items should be turned into your student’s 4th period teacher. Thank you for your help!
-7TH GRADE GIVING BACK PROJECT - EYEGLASSES & SUNGLASSES
The 7th grade students are collecting old eyeglasses and sunglasses to donate to the Lions Club program Lions Recycle for Sight.  These old eyeglasses/sunglasses frames are given to people in need.  Please look for the boxes around Karrer to donate or give them to any 7th grade teacher.  Thank you for your help!
-Our Student Council and Junior Teen Institute members are also giving back.
MOMM WINTER HATS, GLOVES, & MITTENS COLLECTION
WHEN:  We will be collecting these items from November 1 - 13
WHAT:  The Junior Teen Institute and the Student Council will be collecting new and gently used hats, gloves, and mittens for homeless and needy families for the holidays. Items may be adult and children's sizes.
WHERE:  A box will be placed in Mrs. Beekman’s room, 232.
WHY:  Because in central Ohio some families need help staying warm this winter.  We are blessed and have the opportunity to make an impact in someone’s life.  Other families are forced to live in tent camps and have no access to these items.  Please take some time to bring in something to help these families; every little bit helps.  We can make a difference!!!
Please encourage family and friends to help us make a difference!
**We will be taking these items to Mr. Snyder, Assistant Principal of Davis Middle School. He will make sure they make it to needy families in the area through the MoMM foundation. **
 
Grizzell:
   - Judy Whiting, parapro is volunteering on the evening of Election Day with the Franklin County Board of Elections who will make a donation to her charity choice - Operation Buckeye - an organization that sends non-perishables to active military service men and women.  
- Junior Teen Institute is adopting 5 damilies for the holidays
 
 
Sells: 
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High Schools
 
Coffman:
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Jerome:
   -On our 11/6 safety inservice day, we hosted a “cereal bar” for breakfast where staff members from Jerome, Karrer, and Grizzell brought in a box of cereal to share for breakfast. All 82 leftover unopened boxes of cereal (and 5 gallons of milk) will be donated to the Dublin Food Pantry.
 
Scioto:
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Central Office:
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