St. Joseph the Protector is proud to be partnering with Project Frontlines for the 2017-2018 school year. In support of our school’s mission statement, The Helping Hands Service Program will engage students, pre-K through 8th grade, in service projects that seek to bring the Catholic faith alive through thoughts (our prayers), words (our written or creative expressions) and deeds (our actions). It will also help to foster positive relationships within our local community and to instill an ongoing, lifelong commitment to service within our student body.
Going forward, the program will be managed through a team of upper grade students with the help of faculty and parent moderators. They will be responsible for developing the plan of activities that will best support the program.
Throughout the school year, students will be working with their assigned prayer partners, in a combined, school wide effort to support our charity. Every First Friday of the month will be designated a Service Day, and it will start with First Friday mass, and be followed with a specific service activity that will help to satisfy the needs of our charity.
The school will “adopt” 6 deployed soldiers. Each service project will have a different theme or mission, and will include an in-classroom activity.
Please look for signup sheets in your email from your Classroom Parents to help your child choose their donation.