At SDRT, Fridays are always fun. Students continue to look forward to the crafts, recipes, experiments, or activities that are planned specially for them and delivered straight to their door. This month, we had three incredible groups of volunteers lead three activities: journals and origami bookmarks, jellyfish crafts, and rice krispy treats. Our very own…

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Tracy is one of our most dedicated and passionate volunteers. She has always had a special heart for the high school students at SDRT and shared some of her thoughts and experiences with us. I joined SDRT a few years ago and very quickly realized it was a place I wanted to invest my time.…

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We had our March Grab-and-Go Event this past weekend to finish off our second trimester, and it was a huge success! It felt good to reunite as a larger community after a year (in a Covid-safe way, of course). Not only did we get to see some of our longtime volunteers in-person again, we also got…

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The past four Fun Fridays have literally been BLASTS from our students’ homes with bubbling science experiments run by bona fide scientists! For two weeks in a row, the Scripps Women in Science (WiS) group led our 3rd-5th graders and then our middle schoolers in a series of science experiments. The lava lamps were big…

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We’ve already had three Fun Friday events this trimester! Our first was a middle and high school Boys’ Night where our teen male students came together on Zoom to make egg mcmuffins. Our very own volunteers, Garett and Cameron, led the session with much success! The quote of the night from one of the students:…

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Not many of us can say we have made gains during 2020- a year of loss, disappointment and setbacks. But, Hussein did. We hope you will consider supporting SDRT with a year-end gift so that SDRT can continue to help students like Hussein to make gains, even during this unpredictable time. Hussein is a fourth…

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Despite masks and social distancing, TEAM SDRT pulled off a holiday event! ‘Twas the hour before noon, when all through the playground,Every volunteer busy with holiday tunes making a sound. The socks were all sorted, comfy and neat,In hopes that they would keep warm all the little feet. The books were displayed in the most…

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SDRT would like to express their immense gratitude to Dr. Curtis Chan DDS and his team of specialists for their pro bono dental services given to one of our very own high school students! Dr. Chan was the dental provider for this student all year long, even through the financial and logistical challenges of COVID.…

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This past week, SDRT hosted its very first Girls’ Night edition of Fun Friday! With the end of 2020 approaching, we wanted to check in with our middle and high school girls to hear about what has been frustrating, exciting, or difficult about this year and what brings hope in the year to come. We…

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