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K-Kids Club: In Service to Others

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Members of the 2008-2009 Stratford Landing K-Kids Club celebrate the first anniversary of the chartering of their organization.

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Stratford Landing K-Kids Officers are, from left to right, Jena Elshami, co-treasurer; Sonya Richard, co-secretary; Elizabeth Dexter,

Stratford Landing students are helping others in the local community and beyond as members of the K-Kids club. The Stratford Landing K-Kids, a student-led community service club in its second year at Stratford Landing Elementary School consists of over 20 students in grades one through six.

On Friday March 6, in the Stratford Landing Café, the K-Kids members and their families were joined by Principal Maura Caulfield and members of the Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club to celebrate the first anniversary of the granting of the club charter. Caulfield, and Kiwanis dignitaries, including Bruce Malkin, president of Mount Vernon Kiwanis and Paul Mehler, service leadership chairman, recognized the efforts of the students.

Stratford Landing is the first and only elementary school in Fairfax County Public Schools to sponsor a K-Kids Club. Some of the club’s activities this year include: collecting personal care items for homeless families, co-sponsoring a Family Fall Cleanup for the school, making felt blankets for the families at Mondloch House, and helping at the Kiwanis Christmas tree lot. The K-Kids also made fleece blankets for homeless children, and plan to help clean up the Potomac at Dyke Marsh/Belle View Marina in April.