Signature Ministry: School Partnership
A Partnership with Little Mountain Elementary School
Community's signature ministry to and with our larger community is a school partnership with Little Mountain Elementary School (LME). We have a 5+-year plan that involves short, medium, and long-range strategic objectives to benefit the students and staff of Little Mountain and other schools within the District. This plan was put together in conjunction with the "wish list" we received from Little Mountain's administration and staff.
We launched the school partnership by serving breakfast to the entire LME staff last May. We introduced ourselves, talked about our shared vision for partnership and thanked them for their tremendous work and service with/to children in the Monticello community.
Next, we planted fruit, vegetables and flowers in LME's garden beds. Some individuals from CUMC worked with an LME family to maintain them and youth and adults from the congregation prepared them for winter.
We encourage you to consider how you might become involved with our school partnership! Whether assisting the Safety Patrol and helping students cross the street after school, serving as a reading progress monitor, offering one-on-one help with math facts, reading with students, teaching an enrichment group or any number of other things, there is a service opportunity for you at Little Mountain.
To volunteer in the schools, you will need to first complete a background check through the Monticello Public School District. To initiate this process, please click on the link below. There is a $10 cost for each background check. CUMC would be glad to reimburse you for this expense if you so desire. Please submit a request for reimbursement and turn it into the church office. Questions about this process? Please email Joanie Webster, our Office Administrator.
Why volunteer? You could be the person who reminds a student just how special she is. You could be the one who gives a student more attention than he ever gets at home. You could be the one who helps a student begin to read at grade level. Your willingness to help could be just what a teacher needs to make his or her dreams a reality in the classroom. You can be the one to make a difference!
But you don't have to take our word for it! Take a few minutes to watch the video below created by Little Mountain students, and hear about how much CUMC's own "Grandpa Ernesto" means to them. Just as every student matters, so does every volunteer.