The tutor news is that we need new tutors! (We need our “old” ones, too!) If you were not a tutor last year but are interested in helping the children at Andrew Johnson Elementary School, please contact our coordinator Leo Morrison.
Tutors from last year will be contacted in July about continuing in this self-giving ministry that has such an impact on the lives of our youth—an impact that can carry them into a healthy productive adulthood by giving them confidence and helping equip them to learn and find their own gifts and talents.
The parish helps people in our own neighborhood by reaching out the children of Andrew Johnson Elementary and their teachers and administrators. Volunteers act as mentors and tutors, reading to the children and providing them encouragement and friendship. Twice a year the parish provides a luncheon and breakfast for the teachers at Andrew Johnson Elementary.
The parish tutors also support the students, staff and faculty at our sister school, North Highland Elementary, by coordinating the donation of school supplies and by donating gift cards to the teachers. The children at North Highland Elementary are among the poorest in our community, and the staff and faculty there often must use their personal resources to have enough basic material (pencils, paper, etc.) for instruction.
Many opportunities to serve our community are available. For more information or to become a tutor/mentor, contact our coordinator Leo Morrison.
Andrew Johnson Elementary is located at 1810 Sheffield Drive in Oklahoma City. The principal is Margaret Simpson. Andrew Johnson Elementary is now a Great Expectations Model School. To learn more about the school, visit okcps.johnsones.schooldesk.net or contact them by phone at (405) 587-6700.
North Highland Elementary Math/Science Academy is located at 8400 N. Robinson and serves the children in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Metro. The principal is Mrs. Anita Jones. Our parishioner, Carol Lindsay, is a great source of information about the needs of the school and its students. Visit okcps.northhighlandes.schooldesk.net to learn more about North Highland. To volunteer at the school, call (405) 843-7957.