Partners: On Loving & Being Loved by Voigt Elementary

As a local church, the body of Christ in Round Rock, we see one of our primary missions to be loving our community. We want to be a group of people who serve, who use our money and time and energy to lift up the people around us who've been pushed down. That's why, three years ago, we committed ourselves to partnering with Voigt Elementary School. In those three years, you've served as mentors and literacy partners. You've adopted teachers. You've donated treats for the teacher's lounge. You've donated peanut butter for kids who'd otherwise go hungry over spring break. And you've committed funds to help teachers get the resources they need to do the difficult job of teaching at a title 1 school. 

It's been one of our favorite ways to live love as a church.

This past Thursday night we had the privilege of being thanked in a most delightful and overwhelming way. Our church was named partner of the year at Voigt Elementary School and showered with gratitude in the form of treats, gifts, and words of appreciation.

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Principal Cheryl Hester explained why we were chosen: 

The Round Rock Church of Christ has invested so much into our school and we are grateful! Not only do they volunteer for various activities, they also made a generous donation to our school which has enabled teachers to fill out mini grant applications for classroom requests. 

Monies have been granted for classroom leveled libraries, a Dash and Dot robot, Makey Makeys, book boxes, Literacy in Action, Teacher Appreciation Week gifts, class sets of headphones, planners for 5th graders, flexible seating in classes, Rubix cubes for after school enrichment students to keep, mindfulness cards, PPCD baby doll circle time materials, FAC laminator and supplies, Nearpod subscriptions, counseling bibliotherapy books, AND MORE!

We can't say enough Thank Yous to the Round Rock Church of Christ for their generosity of time and money!

Because not all of you made it out for the celebration (you missed some delicious cake!), we wanted to share the notes from teachers and drawings from students, all of which remind us that this work we're doing is making a difference. Keep it up, church!

Also, here are just a few of the pictures from our micro-grant deliveries this year. God's done such great work at this school through you all this year!