Seventh graders from St. Andrew Nativity School make cards for patients at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
Seventh graders from St. Andrew Nativity School make cards for patients at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.
At St. Andrew Nativity School, theme for the year is “15 Acts of Kindness,” culminating in a “Promoting Success” luncheon on June 7. The campaign is encouraging students and faculty to do 15 acts of service through school-wide events and on their own time.

Students and teachers will be serving food at the Blanchet House, working at the Oregon Food Bank and spending time with animals at the Humane Society. Many Nativity students have already started by volunteering through their churches and making cards for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

“This campaign is just one way that we, as a school, can show our incredible gratitude to our volunteers, sponsors and donors,” says a statement from the school. “By paying it forward we are helping to cement Nativity’s mission of empowering students to become Portland’s next leaders and people for others.”

St. Andrew is Oregon’s only tuition free private middle school and serves students from low-income backgrounds. It opened its doors in 2001 with a class of 20 and now has an enrollment of 83.