Elementary School Service Projects
The students at the elementary school are provided with many opportunities throughout the school year to participate in a variety of service projects. Chapel offerings are collected each week and distributed to five different missionaries or mission organizations. Inner city Christian schools have benefitted from our monetary donations, as well as donations of books, playground equipment, and clothing. A food drive is conducted each November in order to provide Thanksgiving baskets for needy families in South Philadelphia. In December, each student brings in a Christmas gift for a child that attends a Bible club in Philadelphia led by one of our sponsored missionaries. We also seek to involve our students in showing appreciation for those who serve us, such as local pastors, school bus drivers, and community workers. Our desire is to develop students who learn from a young age ways that they can impact their community and the world by thinking and acting biblically.
ALL SCHOOL FOOD DRIVE November
This Pre-K-5th grade project supports Christ’s Church in Philadelphia, PA. Elementary students collect food for Thanksgiving meals which Christ’s Church prepares and delivers to needy families in the community. High School students will be selected to help load and deliver the food baskets to Philadelphia.
CHRISTMAS GIFT DRIVE December
This voluntary Pre-K-5th grade project supports Ms. Loraine Stirneman’s Bible Clubs in Philadelphia. Elementary students will be given the option to purchase a $5.00 gift item which will then be given to a child in the Backyard Bible Club program.
PASTOR’S LUNCHEON March
This luncheon is held every other year at the elementary school and is intended to encourage and thank the local pastors who minister to our community. Various elementary students participate through readings, 5th grade choir, student-led tours of the elementary facility, and the creation of artwork for invitations and table centerpieces.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS VISIT May
Launched for the first time last year, this exciting program allowed for the students at Frederick Douglass Christian School to spend a day at the elementary campus. There is great potential for the FDCS students to enrich the DC community through participation in chapel and other classes. We would like to see this continue each year so that elementary students can put faces to the students who are financially supported each year by the DC Elementary.
BUS DRIVER BREAKFAST June
This event, driven primarily by the second grade, is a great ministry opportunity to the men and women who drive the school buses each day. Breakfast is served to drivers as they drop off their students in the morning.
CHAPEL OFFERINGS / FUNDRAISER TITHES
Chapel offerings routinely go to support various mission organizations (i.e. World Impact, Chester). The elementary school tithes 10% of income raised through various fundraisers.
SMO provides ongoing support for various other faculty initiated activities.