Missions News

First Grade Reading Helpers

Come be a part of this new reading program at Mary Ford Elementary School. Designed to help first-graders achieve reading at or above grade level when they enter second grade, this program uses flashcards for instruction. Scheduling of one hour between 9:30 and 11:00 am is flexible and can be changed as needed week to week. Training is done on site.

Go to http://bit.ly/SightWordSignup to sign up for a time.

Mary Ford Elementary School



Westminster Presbyterian is a partner with Mary Ford Elementary School in the education of children and the improvement of the community.  Here are ways you can be involved this year.

  • ADOPT A CLASSROOM:  Individuals or groups can sponsor a classroom, helping provide supplies, encouragement, and support to teachers and students.
  • READING PARTNERS: Spend time with struggling student by reading together. 1 hour a week.
  • LUNCH BUDDIES: Come have lunch with a student once a week.  Building a relationship of support, love, and encouragement. 1 hour a week.
  • AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: 150 students stay after school for this program.  Help with homework, other activities, or just hang out.  1-3 hours a week.
  • TREATS FOR TEACHERS: Teachers meet together every Monday after-school.  Encourage them by dropping off snacks or homemade goodies.
  • OFFICE VOLUNTEER: Make copies, answer the phone, sign in visitors. 1 + hour (s) a week.
  • BACKPACK BUDDIES: About once a month after Wonderful Wednesday supper, we pack weekend food kits for students.  All ages can help; watch the eNews for upcoming dates.
  • ANGEL TREE: Provide Christmas presents for a student at Christmastime.
  • BOOKS FOR STUDENTS: Build the school library, classroom libraries, or home libraries through the donation of new and gently used books.
  • MONETARY GIFTS:  Your gifts help provide equipment, treats, and incentives for student.  Computers are in short supply in the school.  Last year, kids were rewarded with treats form the dollar store all the way up to a school-wide incentive program for an Xbox.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jim Frye@fecr1@yahoo.com

Backpack Buddies

All scheduled packing dates are Wednesday evenings, immediately following the Wonderful Wednesday meal, at 6:30 pm. The bags will be packed either in Covenant Hall or on the tables under the covered area between Covenant Hall and the Children’s Building. Many hands are needed!

Packing dates for 2016-2017
September 28, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 30, 2016
January 4, 2017
January 25, 2017
February 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017


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