As a student and family, you’ll quickly discover that the School's traditions bring the community closer together and create some of your most memorable Giddens moments.
- Morning Sing
- Garden and Living Science Lab
- Food Delivery
- Kawabe Memorial House
- Field Trips
- Overnight Experiences
- Giddens School Post Office (GSPS)
- Giddens Book Awards
about half a mile. The program gives students the opportunity to meet the people they are helping and solve the problem of food insecurity first-hand.
Located just blocks from Giddens School, the second - fifth graders walk to Kawabe Memorial House on a rotating schedule to learn origami from first-generation Japanese immigrants. These senior volunteers help the students deepen their understanding of mathematics, develop empathy for immigrants, and forage friendship with active older adults.
The second - fifth graders have the opportunity to experience environmental education and overnight adventures while at camp. These fun bonding excursions often include beach combing, team building boating, hiking, and marine biology.
The second and third grade band typically attend camp in the spring.
Our fourth and fifth grade band participates in two camps, one in the fall and the other in the spring.
The second and third grade students manage a post office every year - they do everything from making and selling stamps and stationary along with collecting, sorting, and delivering the mail! This treasured tradition allows students to practice their sales skills and learn about the postal system.
The proceeds collected from the stamps and stationary are calculated. Students then write and present persuasive essays to rally support for their charity or cause of choice. Students vote on a cause and a lucky charity receives the proceeds of the GSPS unit.