FPC volunteers helped Hamilton Elementary School receive the Washington State Achievement Award in 2016. We have completed another year of providing support to the students and staff of the Port Angeles Schools. Even though our main focus continues to be at Hamilton Elementary, we have tutors at all the elementary schools with a significant number at Roosevelt and Jefferson schools.
When the new school year starts in the fall, consider how you could be involved in our local mission activity at the above elementary schools. Many of the terrific volunteers from last year, as well as those who missed the excitement, will take the opportunity to get involved. There are sign-up sheets available at the Connections Center in September. If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Stutesman at 360-452-6139.
Our primary focus in the Port Angeles schools continues to be in two areas:
Cookies: The first focus is that we provide baked cookies twice a month to the staffs at Hamilton, Jefferson and Roosevelt. One of our church members also makes cookies available to Lincoln School. This is a consistent reminder to the staff of how much we appreciate their hard work.
Tutoring: Our second area is providing tutoring and support in the classrooms. Our classroom volunteers do a variety of jobs. The main focus is one-on-one tutoring with children as directed by the teacher. The basic needs are tutoring in reading, math, and/or sharing a tutoring opportunity. Some volunteers are an extra pair of hands to help with activities. Other volunteers support the teachers by filing, copying or any paperwork that needs to be done.