Serving Raytown Kids through Partnership with Laurel Hills Elementary School

March 5, 2010

At the Raytown Vineyard Church, we are very dedicated to serving the needs of Raytown Kids.  While in some cases that means that we initiate new programs, in most cases that means that we come alongside other groups that are already doing wonderful work and add our energy to theirs.

Throughout the 2009-2010 School year, we have been enjoying the most wonderful partnership with Laurel Hills Elementary School, right here in Raytown.  This School has an incredbibly energetic and dedicated group of staff, PTA, parents, students, and service networks. 

Early in the year, we were able to help with Back to School Registration, Painting & Weed Control, and Back to School Welcome Bags for the entire staff.  During the course of the year, we have been privileged to participate in school-wide vision screenings, meet mid-year needs for school supplies, and assist in the weekly preparation of Backpack Snacks for kids in need.

In conjunction with our weekly service on Sunday at 5 PM, our friend Beth Dusin, the School Counsellor from Laurel Hills, will be sharing a brief update on our Partnership, and will share a few thoughts on these three questions:

1)      What are the family dynamics of the kids we are serving?

2)      What has our Partnership meant to the School?

3)      How can we further invest in our Partnership with the School to serve Raytown Kids?

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