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The Enrollment Lottery is now completed.
áWe are continuing to accept Letters of Intent for all grades,
á and children will be added to wait lists, first come, first served.
Please visit the Enrollment Process page for more information.
Service Club
Instructor: Mrs. Kraus   
Do you desire to make this world a better place?á Do you want to help people, especially those in need?á Do you want to feel the sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from serving others?á If you answered, "Yes!" to any of these questions, then Service Club is the club for you!
The Service Club is open to any student at Thomas MacLaren School.á Parents are also welcome to participate in our service projects. We welcome you and your students to join us as we serve our community. Service Club members will work in cooperation with local agencies to perform projects one Saturday morning each month.á The projects, locations, and times will vary from month to month.á A listing of all projects can be found under Files and on the calendar on this web page. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from all Service Club activities.á In order to join Service Club, students must submit a completed Extracurricular Activities Form to the front desk.á This form can be obtained from the front desk or under the Parent tab (Student Activities Handbook) on the school website.á Once the Activities Form has been turned in, the student will be a member of the Service Club.á Parents can expect to receive informational emails regarding the monthly projects.á Any questions can be directed to the leader of the Service Club, Mrs. Paige Kraus via email at paigekraus6@yahoo.com.á Let the good works begin!
Thank You for a Great Year of Service!
Dear Service Club Members and Parents,
​I want to sincerely thank you all for a wonderful year of Service Club! Our MacLaren Service Club served our community by performing eight service projects with a wide variety of organizations - and we all had a wonderful time! Friendships were built, fun was had by all - and most importantly we definitely made a positive difference in our community!
​Looking forward to serving with you all again next year,
Paige Kraus
Location of MacLaren Table at Cool Science Festival
Our MacLaren Table will be located on the 2nd floor of the Barnes Science Center on the campus of Colorado College. Follow this link for a map of the entire Cool Science Festival. http://www.coolscience.org/BCSFCC/images/2017ExhibitorMap_Rev1.jpg​
Volunteers will be working the following shifts:
10 - 12 Joy and Alex Oram, Tatiana Hernandez, Angie and Makenna McIntosh
​12 - 2 Paige and Sheridan Kraus, Sophia and Chloe Kwon
​2 - 4 Alyssa Miller, Callie Dickman, Ally Wollinka, Haley, Bella and Leigh Barrington
Looking forward to a great day of science and fun!
April Service Club Project: Cool Science Festival
Date: Saturday, April 8
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Students will sign up for one 2-hour shift)
Place: Cool Science Festival at Colorado College
Project: MacLaren School will have an activity table at the Cool Science Festival. Over 4,000 visitors attend the Cool Science Festival each year. Follow this link for more information: Cool Science Festival. Our Service Club members will be assisting visitors to our MacLaren table with making hexaflexagons from strips of paper. Training will be provided!
Attire: Please wear MacLaren uniforms to this event.
RSVP: Please let Paige know which of these two hour shifts you would prefer:
10am to 12 noon 12 noon to 2:00 pm 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
You may respond to this message, email Paige at paigekraus6@yahoo.com or text/call at 719-337-3322. ​This will be our last Service Club Project of this school year, so don't miss it!
March Service Project: Springs Rescue Mission
Date: Saturday, March 11
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Place: Springs Rescue Mission, 5 W. Las Vegas Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Project: We will be given an informative tour of Springs Rescue Mission, then we will make cards to be placed on the meal trays provided to the homeless in our city.
Attire: Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes. If you have any MacLaren logo clothing, please wear it.
Parents, on the day of the project, you will be expected to sign a waiver allowing your child to participate. As always, you are welcome to attend! We'd love to have you!
RSVP: Please let Paige Kraus know whether or not you will be attending via text or call at 719-337-3322 or email at paigekraus6@yahoo.com
February Service Club Project: Care and Share
Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Place: Care and Share, 2605 Preamble Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Project: Packaging canned foods for people in need. For more information on Care and Share follow this link: http://careandshare.org/
Attire: Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required. If you have any MacLaren clothing, wear it to show our community how awesome MacLaren kids are!
RSVP: Please contact Paige Kraus at paigekraus6@yahoo.com or call/text 719-337-3322. We need your help to make a positive difference in our community! Parents are encouraged to join us!
Mark Your New Calendars with 2017 Service Projects
Happy New Year to All Service Club Members and Their Families! Our Service Club has made such a positive difference during 2016! We need your participation in order to continue making a difference in 2017! Please be sure to mark your new 2017 calendars with these upcoming Service Club Projects:
JANUARY 21, Saturday 9am - 12 noon ReStore (Habitat for Humanity)
FEBRUARY 11, Saturday 9am - 11:30 am Care and Share
MARCH 11, Saturday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Springs Rescue Mission
APRIL 8, Saturday Time to be determined Cool Science Festival at Colorado College

Looking forward to our time spent together serving others in the New Year!
January Service Club Project: ReStore (Habitat for Humanity)
Date: Saturday, January 21
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Place: ReStore, 411 S. Wahsatch Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Project: We will be helping ReStore stock their shelves and organize their materials. ReStore accepts donations of household building supplies, then sells those supplies to the public. All proceeds from ReStore support Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity builds houses for people who are in need of a home. For more information on ReStore follow this link http://www.habitatrestorepp.com/
Attire: Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes since we will be working in a warehouse-type atmosphere.
RSVP: Please let Paige Kraus (facilitator of Service Club) know whether or not you will be helping with this Service Project: paigekraus6@yahoo.com or (719) 337-3322 call or text. Parents are always welcome to join us! Our attendance at Service Projects has been dwindling...we need your help to make a difference in our community!

December Service Club Project: CrossFire
Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 9:00 am - 12 noon
Place: CrossFire, 2120 East La Salle Street, Colorado Springs, 80909
Project: CrossFire provides food, clothing and other necessary items to needy families here in Colorado Springs. Our Service Club will providing assistance with various tasks in preparation for the holiday season. The holidays can be a very difficult time for many people in need. Don't miss this opportunity to spread joy!
RSVP: Please let Mrs. Paige Kraus know if you will be attending this project 719-337-3322 or paigekraus6@yahoo.com
November Service Club Project: Jared Boxes
Date: Friday, November 11
Time: After school 2:40 - 4:00
Place: Thomas MacLaren School
NOTE: There is no Saturday Service Project in November.

Our November Service Club Project is the collection and assembling of items for Jared Boxes. Jared Boxes are plastic shoe boxes filled with age and gender appropriate items for hospitalized children. You can read more about Jared Boxes here: http://www.thejaredbox.com/pages/index.html
For a list of specific items to donate click here: http://www.thejaredbox.com/pages/Downloads/SuggestedItems.pdf
Please be sure all donations are NEW. Since the items are going to hospitalized children, used items cannot be accepted.

In order to collect as many items as possible, the Jared Box Collection will be a clan competition! The clan that donates the most items will earn points toward their final score! The competition begins on Monday, Oct. 31 and ends on Friday, Nov. 11. Be sure to put your clan name on your item with tape in order to get credit for your clan! Then, place your donations in the large box at the entry of the school.
The Dollar Store, Wal-Mart and Target are great places to buy Jared Box items!

On Friday, Nov. 11 after school from 2:40 - 4:00, Service Club will meet at school to assemble the Jared Boxes. Once the boxes have been assembled, Mrs. Kraus will deliver them to Children's Hospital here in Colorado Springs. The hospital staff will then present the Jared Boxes to the children in their care.
If you have any questions regarding our Jared Box Project, contact Mrs. Paige Kraus 719-337-3322 or paigekraus6@yahoo.com
October Service Project: Operation Christmas Child
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Place: Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Project: Preparing materials to be placed in boxes which will be sent to needy children around the world.
RSVP: Please let Mrs. Paige Kraus know if you will be attending so we will have enough materials. paigekraus6@yahoo.com 719-337-3322
As always, parents are welcome to join us!
September Service Project: Creek Week Clean Up
Our first Service Club Project of this school year is quickly approaching! We will be joining with hundreds of other volunteers throughout Colorado Springs to participate in Creek Week sponsored by the Water Department of Colorado Springs Utilities. The organizers of Creek Week have assigned our Service Club an area of our city to clean up and will be providing bags for the litter we pick up. They are very grateful for the help of our wonderful Service Club!
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am (Donuts and bottled water will be provided!)
Place: Golden Hills Park, 6250 Delmonico Dr. Map is attached and also available in Files on the Service Club webpage.
Attire: Please wear long pants, long sleeved shirts, closed-toed shoes and gloves. We may be picking up trash in long grass or bushes.
Safety Guidelines: A list of Creek Week Safety Guidelines is attached and also available in Files on the Service Club webpage. All parents must sign a group liability waiver that gives permission for their child to participate. Parents will sign the waiver when they bring their child to the clean up on Saturday morning. Parents are welcome to stay and join us!
RSVP: Please email Mrs. Paige Kraus (Service Club Leader) either through this webpage or at paigekraus6@yahoo.com to let her know if you will be participating in this Creek Week Service Club Project.

For more information about Creek Week here in Colorado Springs, you may visit this link http://www.fountaincreekweek.com/

Looking forward to working with all you awesome world-changers as we keep our creeks, parks and watersheds clean!
+ Kraus, Paige
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