Partnership between Peakland United Methodist Church and Fort Hill Community School

Peakland UMC PartnershipPlan Description:

This master partnership between Peakland United Methodist Church and the Fort Hill Community School will create opportunities for students to establish positive adult relationships and build a sense of community. Students attend Fort Hill Community School for a variety of reasons: anxiety, leukemia, school phobia, truancy, inadequate academic progress, and other situations that are specific to the individual. Many of these students do not have the opportunity to participate in family dinners, holiday celebrations with their family, with community groups, or even take a vacation. Because of limited family resources or other stress-related factors involving the family, these students miss the chance to participate in family activities like working in the yard or reading the same book. This master partnership will allow students to participate in meaningful work and fun related activities that are absent in their lives. It will also allow them to establish an awareness of community and sharing--two essential qualities of good citizenship.

Major Objectives:

  • To encourage a positive image of adults in the community 
  • To engage, stimulate, and enhance the life of alternative education middle school students
  • To provide enrichment activities which focus on reading

Major Activities:

  • Peakland United Methodist Church will host a family dinner.
  • Peakland United Methodist Church will participate in "Adopt-a-Kid for the Holidays."
  • Peakland United Methodist Church will participate in "donate a book day."
  • The Master Gardeners in the congregation at Peakland United Methodist Church will be available to help the students plant a garden on school property.
  • Peakland United Methodist Church will provide a connection with Virginia Beach United Methodist Church in order for the students to have lodging during their trip to Virginia Beach.
  • The Fort Hill Community School will participate in the annual church clean-up.
  • The Fort Hill Community School will help with the up-keep of the preschool playground.
  • Peakland United Methodist Church and Fort Hill Community School will promote the partnership in the community and publicize partnership activities through school displays, bulletin boards, press releases, partner visits and other appropriate city government and school division publications.

Evaluation:

All parties will provide written evaluation of partnership activities by completing a partnership evaluation form at the end of the school year.

Planning Committee Members:     

Partner
Steve Cox
Susan Cox

School
Cathy L. Viar
Suzanne J. Mason
Brandi A. Moore

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