First Assembly of God, Des Moines
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
HOSPITALITY FOR HIATT
God has given us a unique open door to demonstrate His love in this public school.
We are entering our seventh year of partnering with the students, faculty and staff of Hiatt Middle School in Des Moines. There are four ways you can get involved:
1. School Supply Drive - Your generosity speaks volumes to the students and staff! Thank you!
See the final total from the 2012 school supply drive.
It is not too late to donate school supplies. Please bring the following items to the church:
• Paper (white copy)
• Colored pencils (sets of 12)
• Loose leaf notebook paper (WIDE RULE)
• Pocket folders (with or without clasps in middle)
• File folders
• Post it notes (variety of sizes)
• Whiteout or correction fluid
• Scotch tape
• Erasers (pencil top and regular)
• Pencil sharpeners (small hand-held and electric)
• Multiplication and division flash cards
• Khaki pants, shorts, skirts or capri pants (new or gently used)
• Belts - brown, black or white (new or gently used)
• Paper towels
• Facial tissue
• Disinfectant wipes and/or bottles of hand sanitizer
• Cough drops
• Non-peanut butter granola/cereal bars
• Apple juice boxes, orange juice boxes
• Non-chocolate Pop Tarts
• Small bottles of 7-Up
• Socks and underwear (boys and girls)
2. Staff Treats - Please sign up at the lobby Ministry Opportunities Desk for a week to bring treats to the Hiatt teachers Just deliver the treats once within your week(s) during the school year, starting in September. Some ideas for treats are cake, cookies, a tin of popcorn, etc. enough for 75 people, with a note of encouragement included. With questions, contact Laurie Youmans.
3. Parent-Teacher Conferences - Stay tuned for a new way to serve this community during their re-vamped conferences.
4. NEW Mentor Program - Research has clearly established that one caring adult in a student’s life can make all of the difference. Both the student and the mentor experience positive growth. Students who have this opportunity to be in a caring mentor relationship have increased academic performance; increased enthusiasm for learning and school bonding; and improved attendance and social behavior. Mentors need to be positive role models, caring, dependable, understanding, good listeners, patient and trustworthy.
At least once a week, you and the student may read, do homework, share a hobby, eat lunch together, talk or just listen. Sign up by contacting Laurie Youmans.