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St. Andrew’s Teams Up with Whittier Elementary School PTA

May 30, 2017 4 Comments Share

whittier PTA_blog School is back! St. Andrew’s believes that schools play a significant role in the development of healthy communities and individuals. For this reason, we have partnered with Whittier Elementary School, which serves the largely Hispanic community of west-side Costa Mesa. By investing our time and energy, we believe Whittier students will be given the best chance to reach their full potential, specifically to be able to read at grade level. To accomplish this, we serve in the following areas: literacy, staff encouragement, parental engagement and facility improvement.

We rely heavily on our the lay leadership of our church community to implement this ministry initiative…leaders such as Pat Kishi (front row, left) and Suzanne Westmoreland (back row, right). They are pictured here with members of the Whittier Elementary Parent Teacher Association during the annual volunteer recognition ceremony.

Pat and Suzanne shared a highlight from this past ministry year – how they built meaningful friendships with the members of Whittier Elementary’s PTA Team. By walking alongside the PTA for several months, Pat and Suzanne were able to train and empower their neighbors to run a successful fundraising campaign that would bless many of the school’s students. This is a beautiful example of expanding the table and equipping others to lead lives that reveal God’s goodness.

Click Here to learn more about our ministry partnership with Whittier Elementary or email whittier@opulent-decision.flywheelsites.com.

4 responses to “St. Andrew’s Teams Up with Whittier Elementary School PTA”

  1. Sue Faassen says:

    You have done an exemplary job, Pat and Suzanne. You rock!

  2. Kathryn Kendall says:

    Cheers to our fabulous, fearless leaders!

  3. Phone 949 3788196 I am a retired esl adult teacher and would like to look into your program I have tried before but never got a call back as others had problems..

  4. standrews says:

    Hi Roger, I have forwarded your information along to our Missions department so they can further assist you. Thank you for your interest!

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