An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Service Learning

PARENT ASSOCIATION SERVICE LEARNING COMMITTEE

The parent community at Potomac also plays an integral role in service learning, helping develop service experiences that Potomac families can participate in together.

  • Sandwich Day, Martha's Table and Cornerstones
    For nearly 30 years, Potomac School has led a Sandwich Day tradition, making sandwiches for community members in need served by Martha's Table and more recently Cornerstones. Each month, K-12 students make sandwiches in each division and families contribute sandwiches made at home. Parent volunteers are integral partners to coordinate and deliver the donations to our community partners in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia.
  • Pack a Snack
    Each December, the Parent Association Service Learning Committee organizes an annual “Pack a Snack” family service event to benefit the St. Lucy Food Project. Potomac families work together to assemble snack packs and write notes of encouragement to children in Northern Virginia facing food insecurity. 
  • Intergenerational Valentine's Day Event
    This is another family service gathering hosted annually by the Parent Association Service Learning Committee at Vinson Hall Retirement Community, bringing together Potomac volunteers and older adults in our community. Participants create valentines for members of the military, including the sailors aboard the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman.