OLM  Reaches Out to Others During Christmas Season

Sometimes technological advances get a bad rap, blamed for stunting creativity and kindness among school-aged children.  Students in grade 7 at Our Lady of Mercy School, however,  literally put technology to good use during this Christmas Season.  Under the guidance of Computer Science and Engineering Teacher Bea Lukens, the students 3D -printed small flower pots of the Blessed Mother and filled them with succulents.  Then on Wednesday, December 20, the group delivered the vases to residents of the Jeanne Jugan Home in Pawtucket, which is run by the The Little Sisters of the Poor.  The residents were filled with joy and the students learned a valuable lesson in kindness, not to mention creativity!  As Mrs. Lukens said, “It was wonderful to see the students put their tech skills to good work.”

Also at OLM, the students in Jean Perretta and Jill Hackett’s third grade classes brought in presents to donate to the Jeanne Jugan Residence as well.  The students are dedicated along with their teachers, Miss Perretta and Mrs. Hackett to finding ways to give back to others every month of the school year!  The children were very excited to decorate labels for each of the residents of the Jeanne Jugan Residence.

With a tradition of excellence in Catholic elementary and middle school education since 1951, Our Lady of Mercy School offers its students an opportunity to pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts on their journey as young saints and scholars. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Pre-K through Grade 8, co-educational Catholic school located in East Greenwich provides a nurturing, values-driven environment built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.