Community Service Learning
Each grade level has its own community service focus that ties in directly with the umbrella curriculum and developmental needs of the ages involved.
A few examples:
Collect "gently loved" books to give to children who need them.
Distribute food to homeless persons in Venice Beach.
Visit a retirement home and spend time with elderly friends.
Work to restore wetlands as they were when Native Americans lived there.
Write intergenerational poetry with senior citizens.