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Community Service Requirements

Community Service

 All students complete community service

in 1st – 5th grade:

 Students are required to complete a total of 6 hours of community service each academic year.  Community service is a major part of students’ homebase grades.  Helping out family members and others in the community is a great way to learn citizenship and recognize your impact in your community.  Here are some ideas of what you can do:


Home (2 hours required)



School (2 hours required)


Community (2 hours required)

·  Clean up around house

·  Do another family member’s chore when needed

·  Visit elderly

·  Prepare and serve a meal

·  Read to younger brother or sister

·  Take care of younger siblings

·  Help take care of elderly family members

·  Walk the dog

·  Help out with yard work


·  Help others in Homework Club or Club Del Sol

·  Participate in school fund raisers

·  Help out your teacher after school

·  Turn in uniforms or PE clothes that you have outgrown

·  Offer to help in the office or library at lunch or after school

·  Pick up trash at lunch

·  Help keep the playground clean

·  Donate needed items to your classroom


·  Bring in Cans for Canned Food Drive

·  Adopt-A-Family in December

·  Volunteer to help a neighbor (one you know, of course)with yard work

·  Pick up trash in the community

·  Help out at church

·  Help out in your clubs or sports teams

·  Participate in school sponsored service events