160 Meals Delivered to Cesar Chavez Elementary-Staff was so grateful to share out these meals with families.
Bella Vista Trailblazers are grateful for the opportunity to have had discussions with students and our wider Bella Vista Elementary School community regarding the value of sharing with others who are less fortunate. We take pride in the growth we made together by nurturing our students to take part in this meaningful community service experience, an experience that offered our students an opportunity to explore personal growth, civic responsibility, and community leadership. Our Sister School Food Drive resulted in enough fixings for 160 Thanksgiving meals that were delivered to and warmly received by the families of Cesar Chavez Elementary School in Richmond. Together, we celebrate the rewards of service learning and the ability to tell our students: YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Special thanks to our buddies at John Baldwin Elementary who have supported us in building up our Sister School program this year.
Sister School Rep
Bella Vista Elementary School
The Sister School Program is a district-wide, PTA-sponsored program that began in 1994 as Cross County Books/Clothes. Currently, the majority of San Ramon Valley Unified District (SRVUSD) schools participate in the program. These schools are partnered with schools located in Richmond, San Pablo, Antioch, Pittsburg, Concord and Oakland. Each participating school/PTA unit in the SRVUSD has a Sister School Representative coordinating the program.
The Sister School philanthropic program benefits the students of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) by fostering civic responsibility, enhancing community engagement, promoting volunteerism, and by teaching the joy of helping others in need.
This goal is accomplished by partnering each school in the SRVUSD with a partner school in a neighboring disadvantaged area of the East Bay. Through collaborative determination of need, schools in the SRVUSD conduct a minimum of two drives and/or fundraisers per year for items that benefit the children of their sister schools.
What's Happening This Year
We're looking forward to another amazing year with the Sister School Program. Our reps have already undertaken many successful drives; for instance, school supplies, books and uniforms. Be sure to check your school communications to find out what the Sister School rep at your school is doing. Our council monthly newsletter also highlights Sister School events.