Green Park pupils serve the community

First- through eighth-grade pupils at Green Park Lutheran School participated earlier this month in the school’s annual Servant Day.

Each class had a service project to perform. Some classes collected items to send to the less fortunate or wrote letters and drew pictures for deployed soldiers.

One eighth-grade class went to the Laclede Groves Senior Living Community in Webster to perform a variety show for the residents.

A third-grade class also visited Laclede Groves to meet their special friends that they have been writing to all year.

One seventh-grade class went to wrap Christmas presents at Basket of Hope, an organization that reaches out to children with cancer. Still others went into the community to do such manual chores as raking leaves and picking up trash.

Each month, Green Park Lutheran School focuses on a character trait that the faculty and administration would like to see developed in the pupils.

For November, the character trait is service, so the annual Servant Day was a great way to kick off a month dedicated to learning what it means to serve others.

Green Park Lutheran School Principal Dan Dueck stated in a news release, “It is important to break away from book learning and do some life learning.

“In a society where we are encouraged to look out for ourselves and to do what it takes to get ahead, it is good to stop and remember that as Christians, we are given the task to be servants.”

Dueck was able to see several of the classes in action.

“I was very proud of our kids. Not only were they participating in this planned day, but they had smiles on their faces and great servant attitudes,” he stated.