Preparing students for a lifelong commitment to learning and social responsibility is at the heart of the St. Luke’s experience and our Center for Leadershipprogramming. The School’s motto, Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve inspires students to strive not only for academic excellence but also responsible citizenship and service to humanity.
Kate Parker-Burgard, Center for Leadership Director
Our school motto, “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve” is at the heart of who we are as a school. We believe that character is developed when actions are done in service to the greater good. By using one’s strengths, service locations become laboratories for developing leadership as students gain confidence and develop their identities as people who can help.”
In the Middle School, each grade focuses on a theme for the year. Throughout these programs, our students are exposed to different organizations and become oriented toward a service mindset. With the comfort of their classmates they discover places and ways in which they might want to continue serving on their own.
As our students mature, our community service program grows with them. In the Upper School, we offer a variety of grade-wide and school-wide service activities, but we also ask students to take on individual service engagement. Our Upper School students are in the midst of forming their identity. We want students to ask themselves, “What matters to me? What strengths or skills do I have to offer? How can I contribute to my community?” Through their initiative and our support, students pursue service in areas that interest them as well as develop their sense of responsibility and leadership.
The town of New Cannan has reached out to the SLS community to ask US students to participate in the Senior Technology Project--you will teach senior citizens how to use different types of communication technology, specifically “Zoom.” To volunteer for this program, you will have to attend a short training seminar and otherwise just be patient with the senior citizens, as may not be comfortable with technology.
This is a great opportunity for you to help senior citizens connect with their family and friends and take classes. If you are interested in New Cannan’s Senior Technology Project, please fill out this form. We hope that you will consider it!
Sloan Barker and Kate Ellis (Service Board Co-Vice Presidents)
The New Covenant Center has invited us to provide lunches for their clients. Here are the guidelines for making sandwiches:
Wear a mask and gloves and have your hair pulled back (or wear a clean cap) as you are making it.
Please make sure the area where you are making the sandwich has been disinfected with a Clorox wipe.
If you or someone in your family has recently been sick please don't make a sandwich.
They have requested either: tuna, PB & J, ham, turkey, or bologna sandwiches.
Make sure the sandwiches are fully wrapped and labeled with the kind of sandwich it is.
They have also requested energy or power bars, bottled water, individual cracker and cookie packs, goldfish, crackers, fruit snacks, and potato chips.
The best time to deliver your sandwiches to NCC is between the hours of 10:15 – 12:15 and 1:30 – 4:15. If you would, please call the NCC kitchen before coming to drop off food so they know when to expect you.
You can reach the kitchen staff at: 203.964.8228 X 407 and X 406.Their address is: 174 Richmond Hill Avenue Stamford CT, 06902.
Finally, if you do drop off sandwiches, please let us know so that we can celebrate our community contribution.
The Andersen family has been busy making COVID-19 face shields and they're happy to share their instructions with you. Please contact Joyce Andersen for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-913-8443.
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St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.