COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT 2014-15
As a community service project the students of Christopher Academy, Westfield and Scotch Plains, crafted paper flowers and decorated vases with decoupage tissue to brighten the days of elderly, infirm residents of local nursing and rehabilitation centers. The project was sponsored by the Parent Association whose volunteers donated generously their time and efforts to work with the children on the project.
Such endeavors strengthen the concept of giving and developing social consciousness -- a tenet of the Montessori philosophy. Maria Montessori wrote that “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”
Residents of Genesis HealthCare in Westfield and Ashbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotch Plains were the recipients of these gifts so lovingly created by the students.