Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SigEps at Quinnipiac University volunteer for elementary school


"Day of Volunteering" helps out elementary students near Quinnipiac University.

Ridge Hill School receives Lowe’s Toolbox For Education Grant - Life - Post-Chronicle:


 
More than a dozen RHS families and staff as well as more than 25 students from Quinnipiac University and members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity during QU’s day of volunteering, The Big Event! joined forces April 6 for the school’s annual Wake-Up the Garden Event.
HAMDEN — Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to Ridge Hill School in Hamden for grounds improvements within their Discovery Garden. Ridge Hill is one of more than 550 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this fall for school improvement projects during the 2012-2013 school year.

Ridge Hill School is an elementary school serving K-6th grade students. On beautiful, expansive grounds Ridge Hill School maintains a diverse and culturally rich student population. The Discovery Garden was installed and designed three years ago as a collaborative vision between families and staff who wanted to create a community focal point. This year circular, centrally located herbal garden will be installed in the landscaping and a split level fence will further define the garden space. The Discovery Garden serves as a hands-on classroom when students are studying living organisms during the science curriculum. The project is scheduled to be completed in May 2013.