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Using Their Hands to Do Good Work

Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

The third graders here at Gillispie did just that last week during our Annual Blood Drive and Bake Sale, raising an astonishing amount during the one-day event.

This year the San Diego Blood Bank collected 43 pints of blood from donors ranging from parents, grandparents, teachers, and community members. In addition, the bake sale raised $2,947.82 in donations for the San Diego Blood Bank!

For the bake sale, the Ozarski Family generously donated a raffle cake that showcased our new school logo. Featuring the hands that symbolize the constructivist approach that is a core belief at Gillispie—children learn by doing.

Our children in third grade learned about the Blood Bank and used their hands to do good work last week.

The winner of the cake raffle was Sela F., who, in the spirit of community, donated it back to the school for all to share.

About Gillispie School: We are an independent toddler through Grade 6 school in La Jolla, CA. We believe that learning is a journey in which children are active participants. Our students partner with teachers to further their academic, creative, and social growth, and we balance a child-centered approach that does not rush childhood with well-researched academic programs that demand higher-level thinking. Click here to learn more about our school.

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