CLARK, NJ - In keeping with their school-wide incentive this year to give-back to their community, Zion Lutheran Preschool has taken on TAPinto Clark’s recent challenge.  (Clark Rallies Over the Rainbow…Can you Keep It Going? 3/18/20).

As homeschooling began this week and learning packets were sent home, students and families were encouraged to continue the wish of the preschool to remember those in need and those who may need their spirits lifted in these unsettling times.

Service projects are assigned on a weekly basis.  This week’s project consisted of creating cards to be delivered to our senior neighbors who have self-quarantined or who reside in our local nursing homes.

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“We are overwhelmed. The cards we received for the elderly are beautiful and abundant. What a great act of kindness,” stated head teacher Miss Styler.  Preschool Director Angela Marini added, “We realize that parents working from home also have the stresses of homeschooling while sorting through the unknowns occurring day to day.  We thank them for participating and appreciate them always.”

For the second school-wide project students jumped on board with the local efforts started in the Clark schools by Alessandra Bonacchi and having their families add to the array of rainbows seen around town.  Several Zion families have already participated and it is the school’s goal to have every block in Clark adorned with messages of hope and community.

 As the preschool families get busy this week creating their messages of hope, their response to TAPintoClark’s question “Can you keep it going?”, is “Drive or walk around town and see our students’ beautiful creations of hope.  Hopefully it will inspire others to join in too.


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