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Loving Our City: Washington Elementary School


Loving Our City: Washington Elementary School

Washington Elementary School is part of San Antonio ISD. The enrollment is currently 339 students in grade PreK through 6th grade. Their campus is 99% economically disadvantaged and 73% of students are considered at risk of dropping out of school.

Contact: Melanie Chaney, Local Missions
melbchaney@gmail.com, cell 830-570-0220


February 10 – Love Our School Day (may include other schools)

Sat, Feb. 10 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our partners at School Connect SA are hosting service projects for schools across SA.  Volunteer opportunities include gardening, painting lockers or ceiling tiles, beautifying sites, etc.  This is a great way to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our city!  We still have a few schools that need volunteers.  If you, your family, or your church might be interested, please get in touch with Keli Caraveo at locktheshields@gmail.com for more information on projects and locations.


Donate to Washington Elementary School Store – All February

Washington Elementary needs help with the purchase of supplies for their school store.  The school store serves as a reward for hitting school attendance and academic goals.  Students earn points and are allowed to spend those points at the store.  You can purchase items from their Amazon wish list or feel free to drop off toys/items at FPC.

Amazon Wishlist


Volunteer as a Reading Buddy at Washington Elementary School Store – Next Training March 2

Washington Elementary, in partnership with San Antonio Youth Literacy, needs volunteer Reading Buddies. This 2nd Grade Reading Buddy program is an early intervention program focused on promoting the literacy skills of elementary school-aged children who are at-risk of school failure due to poor reading skills.

Requirements:

  • Submit background check with the school district
  • Attend Reading Buddy training (next is March 2)
  • Commit 1hr per week for a full school year (approximately 16 sessions, flexible hours)
  • Work one-on-one with two students, each for 30 minutes

Reading Buddy Application


Volunteer for Washington Elementary School Career Day – March 8

Washington Elementary would like to request your assistance with their Career Day. They need guest Career speakers for the morning session, afternoon session, or both, who will rotate to different classrooms for the presentations. The purpose of this event is for students to connect their academic learning to real-world careers.

Career Day Sign Up