Plymouth Elementary Spirit Team visits local retirement community
At the Plymouth Elementary Spirit Team’s first volunteer night, third graders visited Brightview Senior Living Center in East Norriton to decorate cupcakes and enjoy games with some of the residents. The PE Spirit Team is open to all students in third grade and meets monthly before school. The club’s slogan is “spreading kindness in our school and school community.” To spread kindness at Brightview, the children brought a number of classic games to play with their new friends. “We got to play games with everyone, and I met new people,” said Zoe Nguyen, a member of the PE Spirit Team, who also she “liked making the cupcakes with everybody.” Both students and residents enjoyed their time together. Said Lauren Smith, a third-grade teacher and PE Spirit Team sponsor, “They were just so excited to be around children. I think that was the best part of it all.”
In addition to participating in after-school programs like the visit to the retirement community, the group makes posters reinforcing “Panda Traits” related to the school mascot and runs drives to benefit local and regional charities. Currently, the club is fundraising for hurricane help to support two different schools: one in Texas and the other on the island of St. Thomas, where the principal is the grandmother of one of the Plymouth Elementary students.