WES Community Service Club

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Community Service Projects for the 2018-2019 School Year


October 2018-Breast Cancer Awareness Month/Kindness Rocks

Breast Cancer Awareness

CSC organized our annual PINK OUT t-shirt sale and raised over $1,000! The proceeds will be donated to 4 families within the EPSD community who are battling cancer.


Kindness Rocks

Also during the month of October, the CSC painted Kindness Rocks. Donated by AB Stone and Landscaping, the CSC kiddos painted over 50 rocks that will be hidden inside WES. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to spread kindness within our WES community!


November 2018-Veterans Day Assembly

Students helped prep for the WES Veterans Day assembly and created cards to be donated to a local Veterans hospital. Poppy pins handed out at the assembly were donated by the Breinigsville VFW Post 8282. In return, CSC raised $275 to donate to the Breinigsville post. All monies collected were donated by WES faculty and staff during Jeans Week. A HUGE thank you to Giant Food Stores, in Trexlertown, PA, for generously donating gift cards for the purchase of our light refreshments.


December 2018-Trim the Tree/Wreaths Across America

Trim the Tree

CSC will collect hats, scarves and mittens to be donated to a local non-profit organization called, Mary's Shelter. Located in Bethlehem, PA, this shelter provides housing and assistance to mommies and their babies.

A huge shout out to Pine Brooke Hollow Tree Farm, in Macungie for their gracious donation of the beautiful Christmas tree that we will adorn with our donated items.

WES CSC will then donate the tree and all donated items to Mary's Shelter.

Total items donated: 300+


Wreaths Across America

Remember. Honor. Teach. Honoring our nation’s heroes. Wreaths Across America, is a non-profit organization that gives back to our fallen Veterans. Their mission is to pay tribute to those who have fought for our freedoms. With the support of volunteers, they lay Christmas wreaths on the graves of Veterans at cemeteries around our nation. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the WES CSC will volunteer their time to help lay wreaths at the Resurrection Cemetery in Wescosville, PA. If you would like to sponsor a wreath, please follow the link below for more information!

Total Wreaths Sponsored by Wescosville: 28

https://wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/158924/Overview?relatedIds=17119


January 2019-Serve at the PTO Spaghetti Dinner/SOUPer Bowl Event/Philly Pretzel Sale

PTO Spaghetti Dinner/Game Night

SAVE the DATE...Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The CSC members will have an opportunity to serve our guests at our annual PTO Spaghetti Dinner. Come one, come all and join us for some spaghetti and afterwards stay to play some good old-fashioned board games!

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Wescosville Cafeteria

Hope to see you there!


SOUPer Bowl Event

Let's get ready to rumble!!! Who doesn't love a little friendly competition? During the month of January, our Wescosville CSC members will be encouraging all students, faculty and staff to donate a canned good(s) item for our second annual SOUPer Bowl event. Last year, WES collected over 700 donations! The classroom that collects the MOST canned goods will be awarded with the official WES SOUPer Bowl trophy! All donations will be given to a local food bank, Groceries PLUS, located in Emmaus, PA.

Items most needed: jelly, canned fruit, boxed or canned potatoes

2019 Total Items Donated: 1,950

2019 Winning Classroom: Congratulations to Mrs. Henry's Class for collecting 250 donations! :)


Philly Pretzel Sale

All orders DUE by Friday, January 18, 2019

Pretzel Distribution Day: Friday, January 25, 2019

Total Pretzels Sold: 410


February 2019-Valentine's Day Social/Pillow/Pillowcase Making Event/Philly Pretzel Sale

Valentine's Day Social

SAVE the DATE...Friday, February 8, 2019

SNOW Date...Friday, February, 15, 2019

Time: 6:00-7:30pm (Doors open at 5:45pm)

Where: Wescosville Multi-Purpose Room

Cost: $10 Per Couple (two people) OR $15 Per Family

Grab your sweetheart (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Bob, Aunt Sally, or whomever you want!) and join us for an evening of entertainment (music, dancing, card making, coloring, happy hearts, crafting and a photo booth!).

Light refreshments will be available for purchase and you won’t want to miss out on our raffle prizes (each person attending, will be entered into our raffle drawing...must be present to win!).

Hope to see you there :)


Pillow /Pillowcase Making Event

February will certainly be a busy month for the CSC! We will be crafting a no-sew heart pillow, in addition to machine sewing pillow cases for an organization called, Nurse-Family Partnership of Berks Company.

Sewing Donations Needed: Yards of fleece


Philly Pretzel Sale

All orders DUE by Friday, February 15, 2019

Pretzel Distribution Day: Friday, February 22, 2019

Total Pretzels Sold: 310


March 2019-Pennies for Pets/Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs Visit/Philly Pretzel Sale

Pennies for Pets

During the month of March, the CSC will be collecting Pennies (or any other coins) for Pets! All proceeds from this event will go directly to Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs.

Total Amount Donated: TBA


Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs Visit

Understanding where and how our school-wide monetary donations will be used, is really important. On March 28th, Lehigh Valley Therapy Dog owners and their furry companions will visit WES CSC to explain to CSC Members and Faculty, where/how our donations will help therapy dogs and those who utilize this service.


Philly Pretzel Sale

All orders DUE by Friday, March 22, 2019

Pretzel Distribution Day: Friday, March 29, 2019

Total Pretzels Sold: 295


April 2019-Alex's Lemonade Stand/Terracotta Thumbprint Painting Event/Philly Pretzel Sale

Alex's Lemonade Stand

April 8th-11th, WES CSC will have an Alex's Lemonade Stand in our school lobby. As you visit Wescosville, for your child's parent/teacher conference, please consider purchasing a cup of lemonade. All proceeds will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Please follow this link to donate to our Alex's Lemonade Stand: www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1657818


Terracotta Thumbprint Painting Event

All CSC Members and CSC Faculty will be painters during the month of April, as we prepare for our visit to Country Meadows in May. We will be thumbprint painting 4" terracotta pots, that will be filled with a beautiful flower (generously donated by Dan Schantz Greenhouse!). Once complete, our flower pots will be packed up and ready for delivery, when we visit the residents at Country Meadows :)


Philly Pretzel Sale (Please note: Earlier in the month because of our Spring Break and Conference Schedule)

All orders DUE by Friday, April 5, 2019

Pretzel Distribution Day: Friday, April 12, 2019

Total Pretzels Sold: 200


May 2019-Alex's Lemonade Stand/Country Meadows Visit/Philly Pretzel Sale/Ice Cream Social

Alex's Lemonade Stand

Take TWO...On May 16th, WES CSC will have an Alex's Lemonade Stand in our school lobby. As you visit Wescosville, for our Open House, WES Art Show and our International Fair, please consider purchasing a cup of lemonade. All proceeds will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.


Country Meadows Visit

Hanging out, listening to stories from long ago and playing games is what our time will be filled with, when we visit Country Meadows. We hope that the residents like our flower pots!


Philly Pretzel Sale

All orders DUE by Friday, May 24, 2019

Pretzel Distribution Day: Friday, May 31, 2019

Total Pretzels Sold: 240


End of Year Ice Cream Social

CSC Faculty Members hosted an Ice Cream Social for our members and their families. Without our parent "Uber" drivers, our club would have not been possible. Thank you to all of the family members, who helped make our club possible!


June 2019-CSC End of Year Party

And the winner is...Movie Tavern!

Kindness Rocks!

CSC is working to build our community! Students painted kindness rocks that will be distributed to all WES classrooms. Students, faculty, and staff can hide the rocks throughout the building for someone else to discover.

Spaghetti Dinner

With over 100 people in attendance, the WES CSC Members had a very busy night of greeting guests, serving food and selling PTO baked goods. Their manners, respect for others and hard work, did not go unnoticed!

January Philly Pretzel Sale

410 Pretzels=8AM Smiles...A HUGE thank you to our Pretzel Distribution Team who arrives at 8AM, to wrap, sort and distribute our orders!

Valentine's Day Social

With over 280 guests in attendance, we had a SPECTACULAR night. Crafts, food, dancing, photo booths, hanging out with friends and LOTS of smiles...it truly was a memorable night for our WES Community!

February Heart Pillows and Pillowcase Sewing Event

CSC members learned how to tie fleece heart pillows and with the help of Mrs. Maurer, sew a seam for our pillowcase project!

Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs

We had a GREAT time learning about Therapy Dogs!

2018 Veterans Day

Honoring our Veterans. Thank you to all who have served or who continue to serve our country. We hope that you found our assembly both enjoyable and memorable.

Painting Pots for Country Meadows Residents

Such a great time painting pots for our upcoming visit to Country Meadows!

Country Meadows Visit

From BINGO to Bean Bags...we had such a great time hanging out with the residents!

End of Year Ice Cream Social

Hanging out with our CSC Members and CSC Family Members! Thank you for your continued support! :) . We had SOOO much fun, that I forgot to snap a few pics :(

Wreaths Across America

CSC members and their families attended a Wreaths Across America ceremony. Then each person was given a wreath to lay on a Veterans grave. It was memorable experience. Remember. Honor. Teach.

Trim the Tree

WES collected over 300 items. All items were donated to Mary's Shelter. A huge thank you to all of our families who donated. We couldn't have done this without you! Your donations and generosity is greatly appreciated!


CSC kiddos introduced our guest speaker at our Holiday Assembly, while other CSC members, gathered all donations and helped our guest to her car!

Preparing for our upcoming Valentine's Day Social

CSC Members create signs and prepare for our photo booth.

SOUPer Bowl Event

Congratulations to Mrs. Henry's class. They collected 25o donations for Groceries PLUS, won an extra gym class with Mrs. Decker AND won the OFFICIAL SOUPer Bowl Trophy. Way to go!!!

End of Year P-A-R-T-Y

Yep, that's right...the WES CSC, celebrated our fabulous year with a P-A-R-T-Y at the Movie Tavern! Aladdin, was awesome and the food was fantastic!!!

For more information about the Community Service Club,

please reach out to Jennifer Hanssen at jhanssen@eastpennsd.org