Plus One Community Outreach
What is Plus One?
The Plus One process is a partnership between congregations and the Missouri District to be more engaged in their communities. Our Plus One focus is on building a relationship with the staff and students at Robinson Elementary School. We are currently supporting the 3rd and 4th grade students.
Article about Plus 1 in 'the Voice'
Some members of the church have completed security clearance checks in order to participate individually with students in programs such as reading buddy, lunch buddy, and before and after school program assistance.
Feed the Teachers
We provided food for the teachers at the Parent Teacher Conference on October 14 and plan to again March 9.
We obtained a $100 donation from our local Walmart in order to purchase out of season and discounted school supplies for the students
Yoga Ball Chairs
The teachers provide alternative seating in their classrooms. With funds from the Missouri District grant we purchased 14 yoga ball chairs, one for each classroom. We also purchased 6 additional yoga ball chairs to replace two futons that had to be disposed of in two of the classrooms.
With funds received from the Missouri District grant, we purchased a $1 book for each student via Scholastic book order. Total purchase was 300 books.
Magnetic Demonstration Notebook Paper
With funds from the Missouri District grant, we purchased 7 Magnetic Demonstration Notebook Paper items, one for each 4th grade classroom.
Scholastic Book Fair Purchase
Linda purchased $200 worth of greatly discounted books at the Scholastic Book Fair Sale in Springfield for donation to the school. The school is using the books for incentives and providing them to new students in welcome bags .
Blue Barrel Project
The congregation is participating in the Blue Barrel Project to collect items each month for needy children through a program called Bright Futures.
Food collected for Blue Barrel project.
Walmart donated a large Christmas tree that we gifted to the school.