Working together with PS 452 teachers and administrators, the community service committee offers students and families the opportunity to participate in community service in a variety of ways. Students in different grades lead community service projects and engage the entire PS 452 community wherever possible. To learn more about our impact, click here.
If you would like to help with community service projects, please email Karen Dahl.
Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade: Create Valentine's Day Cards for Homebound New Yorkers
For Valentine’s Day, first graders make cards for homebound seniors through Citymeals on Wheels. Last year, first graders made over 100 cards!
PARENT HELP REQUESTED: Parent to coordinate with Sharon Lustig, Parent Coordinator, and teachers to copy and distribute cards to first grade classes for students to decorate. Collect cards and mail to Citymeals.
Third Grade: Riverside Park Clean Up
Third graders clean up an area of Riverside Park and learn about what it takes to maintain of of the parks that IS their back yard. Last year, they raked, bear clawed and filled 40 huge bags with leaves and spread thousands of pounds of mulch over 1,300 square feet (in Central Park).
PARENT HELP REQUESTED: Third grade parent chaperones for field trip.
Fifth Grade: Pack Meals for Homebound Elderly
Fifth graders pack meals alongside senior volunteers and make winter greeting cards for homebound elderly. Last year, students helped pack over 500 meals.
PARENT HELP REQUESTED: Fifth grade parent parents to chaperone as needed.
Second Grade: Lead School-Wide Book Collection for NYC Public Schools
Second graders teach other students about Project Cicero and lead a school-wide collection of NEW and LIKE NEW books for NYC classrooms in need. Last year, PS 452 donated over 400 books, and made online donations to the Project Cicero wish list.
PARENT HELP REQUESTED: Parents to coordinate with Sharon Lustig, Parent Coordinator, and teachers, to train a handful of selected students to act as “ambassadors” (script provided) and accompany them to classrooms to teach other students, and copy and distribute flyers. Also need parents to work with Sharon to set up collection boxes and box books.
Fourth Grade: Collect Backpacks and Supplies for Homeless Children in NYC
School wide collection of NEW backpacks filled with supplies for homeless children in NYC. Last year, PS 452 families, students, and staff contributed 25 FILLED backpacks and donated $600 to our online drive.
PARENT HELP REQUESTED: Parents to coordinate with Sharon Lustig, Parent Coordinator, and teachers to train a handful of selected students to act as “ambassadors” (script provided) and accompany them to classrooms to teach other students, and copy and distribute flyers. Parents to help set up collection boxes and help bring filled bags to collection facility.