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Gives That Celebrate the End of The School Year!

Increase happiness and use these gives that celebrate the end of the school year. These gives apply to graduates (well done!) or those who completed a grade and will be returning to the same school in the fall. School has been tough this year with different areas changing between virtual and in person learning as COVID rates changed. But the school year is almost over and we can spread a whole lotta happiness by giving to others our last week of school!

Send Thank You Notes To School Staff

There is nothing more gracious than sending a thank you note to a school staff member to thank them for jumping through hoops as COVID changed how we went to school. School staff includes teachers, principals, janitors, office staff, maintenance people and supply teachers. Everyone pitches in to do their part to make your school year go well. Make a thank you note to one staff member or all of them. That is up to you! But their dedication to your school day makes a student’s life that much easier!

Gratitude Notes To Fellow Students and Peers

Think about your science lab partner, the person you had lunch with, your sports team, and even those who worked on school committees with you. A thank you note to fellow students makes all of us feel better and spreads happiness as we close down the year!  School is not school without your peers. Even if you shared space online, the friendships we forge at school leave a lasting impression with us for our entire lives! Show gratitude to those you spend the school year with.

Help Your Teacher Close Down The Classroom

Teachers need to close up their classrooms at the end of the year. Lend a hand and help your teacher recycle items from the bulletin boards, clear out projects, give away items used in class that are no longer needed. Having extra hands with the classroom clean up means teachers can be super thoughtful about what is recycled, what can be re-used and what items could be given to our communities and used over the summer.

Clean Up Your School Yard

Give the maintenance crew a helping hand and clean up your school yard! It could be picking up garbage, getting rid of weeds, cleaning up after end of year celebrations, or helping to close down the playground. Ask what you can do as a class (with support from your teacher) and give a helping hand to keep your school in tip top shape for the next school year.

Start a Classroom Library For The Next Group of Students

There are many ways this can be done depending on how your school uses classrooms. You can leave your text books for a next group of students in a general library, or you can create a library in your classroom for the next class that will be using that space. Few of us use our text books once we have finished a class or grade, so pass them forward to the next year or those who might be participating in summer school.

Start A Summer Volunteer Group

End the year off on the right foot and start a volunteer group that will work together over the summer. Pick a local community program, project or organization and volunteer as much or as little as you want. Getting involved is a great way to help your community, be an active participant, see your friends and feel great about yourselves. Summer volunteer opportunities could be a local community garden, helping out at a summer camp, mentoring other students, having lunch with students looking to learn a new language. Animal shelters, food banks, community centers always need a hand!

End of school is bitter sweet, but with these gives you are bound to spread some happiness throughout your class and your school. If you have a summer job, there is always time to give. If you are in summer school, classroom gives apply to the regular school year and summer school. If you have graduated, there are a whole bunch of gives you can do during the summer that are completed outside the classroom. And remember, no matter what you are doing this summer, giving does help your well-being, so keep giving outside the classroom to strengthen your own well-being and that of others.


What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)