Presentation on theme: "St. Thomas Early Learning Center Our school is a place where young children come to play, learn and explore God’s creation with a sense of wonder and excitement."— Presentation transcript:
St. Thomas Early Learning Center Our school is a place where young children come to play, learn and explore God’s creation with a sense of wonder and excitement. For 50 years, St. Thomas Early Learning Center has lovingly educated children ages 3 to Kindergarten. The Where Children Grow Campaign will carry us into the next 50 years.
Our School The Dream Keeper Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamer, Bring me all your Heart melodies That I may wrap them In a blue cloud-cloth Away from the too-rough fingers Of the world. Langston Hughes I invite you to dream with us…
Facilities Challenges Lovingly maintained, but costly to repair Too small Structural integrity declining Only a matter of time before Silvey House does not meet code Challenging room configurations Silvey House
Capital Campaign New classroom building with flexible learning and meeting spaces Expanded outdoor learning and play spaces Designed to enhance safety of the children
Progress and Timeline Board and Leadership financial commitment to this project significant and sacrificial. Construction timeline will follow fundraising success Estimated ground breaking in June 2015
What next? Who me? Why? The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that outlasts it. William James St. Thomas Early Learning Center respectfully requests every your support the Where Children Grow Campaign for the future of our church and school.
Discussion and Questions I have got to the age now where I can see how short a time we have to be here. And when I think about it, it can seem strange beyond telling that this particular bunch of us should be here on this little patch of ground in the patch of time, and I can think of other times and places I might have lived, the other kinds of man I might have been. But there is something else. There are moments when the heart is generous, and then it knows that for better or worse our lives are woven together here, one with one another and the with the place and all the living things. From Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry