Rippowam Cisqua School
Helping Hands at RCS
Community service at Rippowam Cisqua School is a hands-on experience. In fact, many students on the School's Lower Campus recently spent a December afternoon helping the community's neediest neighbors. More than 30 Senior-PreKindergarten and Second Grade students came together on Friday, December 7th to collect, sort, and pack clothing as part of the School's annual Share the Warmth clothing drive. Members of the school-wide community had donated new pajamas, robes, slippers, and socks (91 pounds in total!), and these 30+ children then gathered the items and delivered them to the Community Center of Northern Westchester, which has a longstanding relationship with the School. These students also made beautiful, sparkling holiday ornaments that were delivered along with the clothing to the Community Center for distribution to the Center's patrons during the holiday season.
On the Upper Campus, students in grades five through nine took part in the Share the Warmth event as well, and they gathered and delivered 34 pounds of new clothing to the Community Center. The Upper Campus students held a food drive to coincide with the Share the Warmth clothing drive, and on Thursday, December 20th, the students and teachers delivered more than 1,300 pounds of food to the Community Center and to Neighbor's Link in Mt. Kisco.
The Rippowam Cisqua students serve others out of a commitment to the broader world. Their continual volunteer work raises awareness of others, has a direct impact on the surrounding community, provides many opportunities to see progress, and fosters a lifelong commitment to service. The teachers and parents work together to create meaningful opportunities for student community outreach throughout the year. The Rippowam Cisqua students have accomplished much already this year for their greater community and have more to do as the school year continues. Thanks to third grade parent Alison Kallman for coordinating the extracurricular community service activities on the Lower Campus, and thanks to RCS parents Kris Cerchiara and Chip Ziegler for taking photos at the recent Share the Warmth event! And thanks to Upper Campus teachers Michael Florio and Chris Perry for spearheading the Upper Campus clothing and food drives!
And special thanks to all of the students on both campuses who took part in these events!
A coeducational, independent country day school for students in grades PreKindergarten through Nine
Lower Campus: 325 West Patent Road, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 phone: (914) 244-1200 Upper Campus: 439 Cantitoe Street, Bedford, NY 10506 phone: (914) 244-1250