It’s that time of year again … school is almost back in session! St. John’s Episcopal Church has supported our partner school, Riley Elementary, for years with mentoring, volunteerism, teacher recognition, and more. We plan to do the same this year by helping the student body start the year with all the items they need to learn and succeed!
You can help by purchasing school supplies and dropping them off at church by Monday, August 8. There will be a collection box in the Calhoun Street lobby near the church office.
Riley administrators have identified the most-needed items:
- EXPO MARKERS
- GLUE STICKS
- COLORED PENCILS
- PENCIL CASES
- #2 PENCILS
- COPY PAPER
- HAND SANITIZER (BOTTLES & REFILLS)
- COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS
- NOTEBOOK PAPER
- ZIPLOC BAGS
- KLEENEX BOXES
- LYSOL SPRAY
- FOLDERS WITH POCKETS
- ONE-INCH BINDERS
- BACKPACKS (NO WHEELS)
All items collected will be provided to students at John G. Riley Elementary by coordinators from our “Lend a Hand” program, who will ensure the items are delivered before the start of the school year.
If you wish to make a monetary donation to the program instead, please do so by check, ATTN: Kate Kile (note “Riley” or “school supplies” in the memo line). You can also MAKE A DONATION ONLINE by selecting “pass thru” from the drop down menu and indicating this is a “Riley/school supplies” donation.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING OR MENTORING?
Leon County Schools is always looking for new mentors and adult volunteers. St. John’s home school is Riley Elementary, but you can serve at the Leon County school of your choice! We are sincerely hoping to get back into a more normal pattern for the 2022-23 school year. More mentors and volunteers are needed now more than ever! If you would like to assist in a classroom, mentor a child for one hour a week, or volunteer in any capacity, please fill out the Leon County Schools Volunteer Application. New volunteers will need to complete background screening and fingerprinting (free of charge) and training IS also available! Whether you are new or whether you volunteer currently, a volunteer application is required annual and will be valid from the date of completion through June 30, 2023.
Questions? Please EMAIL WENDY ERNST our Mentoring Program and “Lend a Hand” Program Co-Chair.