Every Monday, Upper School students travel downtown to Martha’s Table to serve meals to the homeless Bullis is the longest-serving school at Martha’s Table, and we hope to expand this program to have some students also work in the after-school tutoring program with the organization's clients.
Supporting the organization Walk in My Shoes, which provides new and gently used shoes to children living in developing countries. For its first time coordinating a drive for this organization, The Bullis Community Service Club hopes to gather more than 250 pairs of shoes. Middle and Upper School students participate in this effort. To be held October 17-28, 2011.
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View a photo gallery of the Thanksgiving Baskets and Pie Bake
Each year Bullis gathers items and bakes pies to support families receiving support from Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission. Last year, more than 75 baskets containing food, holiday decorations and gifts for families were filled, and nearly 200 pies were baked. The Pie Bake will be held November 19, 2011, with Upper School students and the Parents Association participating. Thanksgiving Baskets will be filled November 1-17, 2011, with students from all divisions participating.
Student teams compete against each other to have fun and raise money for different organizations. Previous recipients have included the National Collegiate Cancer Foundation, which awards scholarships and provides support to college students diagnosed with cancer. The tournament is run by the US Student Government and will be held December 2.
In 2011, Bullis worked with CASA of Maryland for Martin Luther King Day (January 16, 2012) to create a library for the organization’s clients and children. Nearly 1,400 books were gathered and organized on the shelves of the newly constructed space in CASA’s multicultural center in Langley Park. Future book drives will work with other schools and organizations to establish or restock libraries. The drive will be held in January and students from all divisions will participate.
Since 2009, Bullis students each spring have gathered thousands of boxes of cereal to donate to Manna Food Center to help address the ongoing food need in Montgomery County. Student from all divisions participate.
Each spring the 9th grade class hosts visitors from local senior citizen homes at Bullis for a morning of performances, snacks and friendship.
Bullis hosts this local event each year to support the involvement of children with Down syndrome in tennis. It is held in June and Upper School students participate.
Twelfth grade students participate in this yearly event, to be held May 22-31, 2012.