Community Service

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January Community Service Opportunity: Helping the Homeless

Get your passports ready! Our next community service activity is coming up!

Saturday, January 30th from 9-10am- Curry Bus Loop. ‌

Curry Helps the Homeless

Here are your options:
Option A: Fill one bag (not a garbage bag), it can be a smaller grocery bag with articles of used clothing to donate (this option requires no $).

Option B: Purchase ONE pack of cotton socks to donate to the homeless.

Option C: Fill a Gallon size Ziploc with toiletries (it can be the small travel size or even the free hotel shampoo/conditioners). Toiletries we need: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, combs.
‌Let’s make a DIFFERENCE!


February Event:  Love for Our Furry Friends in Honor of Ms. Ruiz

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Dear Curry Community,
Our next activity is a VERY special one.
Please join us this SATURDAY for Love for Our Furry Friends in honor of Ms. Ruiz.
 
We will have a remembrance wall at this event.  
You are welcome to bring flowers, cards, and/or balloons to help honor the memory of our teacher Ms. Ruiz.  
 
Lamar Louise Curry Middle School & Ferguson Sr. High School’s Vet Program are collecting donations for pets currently living at various pet shelters.  
Donations can be dropped off at the FRONT of the School this Saturday, February 27th between 9am and 10am.  
We will adhere to all CDC guidelines and ask that you wear your masks and remain in your cars. 
 
Items that are Needed (choose1-2 items):
-Dog Food      
– Cat Food
-Toys         
-Treats
-Leashes and/or Harnesses
-Beds          
-Bowls
 
We hope you can Join us for this special event to help us all thank Ms. Ruiz for her years of teaching dedication. 
 
Event Time:  9am-10am
Date:  This Saturday, February 27th, 2021

March Event:  Superintendent’s 5K Challenge-  Join Our Team 

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REGISTER for PHYSICAL or VIRTUAL WALK:  https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=82050
 
Additional race information can be found at http://www.giveourstudentstheworld.org/superintendentschallenge5k/.
 
PHYSICAL RACE LOCATION:
1075 Biscayne Blvd
Maurice A. Ferré Park (Museum Park)
Miami, FL US 33132
 
DESCRIPTION

The Foundation for New Education Initiatives (FNEI) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho will team up once again to host the 6th Annual Superintendent’s 5K Challenge, Race for Education benefiting local public schools. FNEI will donate a percentage of race proceeds to participating schools based on the number or participants each school team registers. Participants are encouraged to choose and run for a school team, so FNEI can enhance school fund-raising totals. FNEI has distributed nearly  $160,000 back to the participating schools.

Race or walk for education, and help support Miami-Dade County Public Schools!

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Race Start Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: Maurice A. Ferré Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd. (formerly, Museum Park)

*Registration for Multiple Events Permitted

NEW FOR 2021  – VIRTUAL OPTION – 5K OR 1 MILE DISTANCE
RUN DATE: MARCH 6, 2021

•Sign up to support your school
•Select virtual option
•Collect T-Shirt and Medal from Team Captain @ School 
•Download RaceJoy App on your phone
•Run anytime/anywhere must carry a phone for official timing.


Archive—

October Event: Out of the Darkness Walk

November Event: Canned Food Drive

December Event: Curry Toy Drive


PowerPoint Presentation:

Our 2020-2021 Community Service Plan

Community Service Kick Off Night PPT 2020

Grade 8 MYP Community Project

The Gr. 8 Community Project is a major activity for students to complete in the final year (Year 3 = Grade 8) of the MYP program at Lamar Louise Curry Middle.  Curry Middle is an authorized IB school with a 3 year MYP programme.  In schools in which the MYP finishes with year 3 or 4 of the programme, all students in the final year must complete the community project.

The community project focuses on community and service, encouraging students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. The community project gives students an opportunity to develop awareness of needs in various communities and address those needs through service learning.  As a consolidation of learning, the community project engages in a sustained, in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community. The community project can completed individually or collaboratively in groups of a maximum of three students. The choice of the goal or topic for the project is made in consultation with a Grade 8 teacher who has the responsibility for supervising the development of the project according to the MYP Community Project Assessment Criteria (included in attached guide) and International Baccalaureate Organization guidelines.

The aims of MYP projects are to encourage and enable students to:

  • participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry within a global context
  • generate creative new insights and develop deeper understandings through in-depth investigation
  • demonstrate the skills, attitudes and knowledge required to complete a project over an extended period of time
  • communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning
  • appreciate the process of learning and take pride in their accomplishments.

For more information regarding the 2015 Gr. 8 Community Project please see the Student Guide and documents attached below:

8th Graders Click Here to Download the Community Service Project Guide:

CLICK HERE TO PRINT 8th GRADE PROJECT GUIDE:
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6th and 7th Grade Community Service InformationCommunity-Service-980x360

Video from the IBO:

Below you will find the necessary forms for Community Service:

NEW!!! coversheet for community service packet

NEW!!! Community Service Project Finalization Update 

NEW!!! RUBRIC and INFORMATION for C/S Display Board Rubric for Scoring Community Service Project and Board

Proposal/Reflection Form:  6 and 7 Community Service Proposal Reflection form

Log:  6th and 7th Grade Community Hours Log

PowerPoint on Community Service:  ppt-community-service-training-for-students_2018


Below are some Suggested Ideas for

Community Service:

 Event:  Out of the Darkness

Date of Virtual Event:  November 14th, 2020

Join our Team:  Curry Cares –See information below

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program:  Volunteer to make Miami greener!Endangered Lands Program

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life– March 2021

 

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