On Friday, April 24, 2015 Serendipity Center held it’s second annual PBIS carnival. Since the last PBIS reward day (pajama and movie day) Serendipity students earned over 4000 tickets. Tickets are awarded to students throughout the school day for demonstrating safe, responsible, and respectful behavior toward their staff and peers.

The carnival featured a number of different games and activities for students to win prizes, including a ring toss, bean bag toss, and even a nail salon. Games were designed and facilitated by high school and TTIP students. One of the most popular parts of the afternoon was the pie toss – students competed in games for the opportunity to earn a ticket to throw a pie at the principal!  Special thanks to PBIS coordinator Gretchen for organizing such a fun and memorable event for Serendipity students.

Spring is upon us and summer isn’t far behind. That means there will be plenty of volunteer opportunities at Serendipity Center for those of you with a green thumb who are interested in urban farming, horticultural education, or special education. Serendipity Center is currently taking applications for volunteers who would like to help in the therapeutic and production gardens on the first, second, or fourth Friday in the months of May and June. Volunteers are required to be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a background check.

If you would like an application for volunteering at Serendipity Center or require more information please email Jelena Doney at jelenad@serendipitycenter.org. Your investment of time, talents, and resources are truly appreciated, and will have more impact than you will likely ever know!