Service learning is a core component of progressive education, and being of service to our larger community is a core value of PKS. The students learn about real-world problems in our community, and more importantly, discover the power to help solve those problems through both hard work and a problem-solving mindset.
Team PKS has been active on the community service front this year. In addition to collecting clothes to help those impacted by the Sonoma/Napa County fires, several PKS families have rolled up their sleeves to help the hungry, volunteering at the SF-Marin Food Bank. In a two hour shift in September, an industrious group of parents and students packaged 3,260 pounds of frozen corn to distribute to families in need. And in October, an equally enthusiastic PKS crew helped bag 1,875 pounds of oats, as well as sort thousands of pounds of pears.
PKS families can learn more about getting involved in community service activities, including upcoming volunteer shifts at the food bank appropriate for children ages 4 and up, by visiting the community service page on the PKS portal.