We Broke Ground!
The dirt work has begun for our new greenhouse and classroom/storm shelter! The children were so excited to see the big equipment working. We are so very thankful for everyone’s donations to help make this project a reality.
We Broke Ground!
2017 Christmas Program
We had a wonderful night! Over 300 people were in attendance at this years program. The children worked so hard and everything turned out wonderful. Thank you to all the volunteers that came to helps us and to Pastor Steve Suttles with the Church of the Nazarene for delivering a message to the children and their families about God’s love and sacrifice for each of us. Hopefully hearts were touched
We are growing Cherry Street!
I am very excited to share our plan to grow! We will be adding a greenhouse and a new classroom space for our garden class. Our garden class was started in 2003. It has been a great way to provide our children with hands on learning, problem solving opportunities, and to gain knowledge of growing their own food.
The dream of a greenhouse is not new. A few years ago we received donations for the specific purpose of purchasing a greenhouse. Those moneys have been in a savings account and have allowed us to begin the fabrication process with Stuppy Inc. They are a well known company in Kansas City that builds greenhouses. We will be getting a 30 x 48 foot greenhouse. This will enable us to do year round growing with the children!
Hear all about it!
Well…. not quite yet. We will be making an exciting announcement next month in our newsletter! Please keep the Board of Directors in your prayers as we continue to make improvements at Cherry Street. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
Back to School!
Our children will be coming back to Cherry Street and the Warehouse program on August 16th. Our “theme” for the year is going to be Fruit of the Spirit from Galatians. We will be dedicating one month to each fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.
Please pray and consider how you can help us in our mission to share the fruit this school year with the children. We always need volunteers and love to have guest speakers.
So far this summer, our children were able to attend TWO VBS programs, 60 children have completed two weeks of swim lessons and we have served about 1,000 breakfasts and 1,500 lunches in June. As part of our dinosaur week, Mr. Martin, a Geologist from KDOT came and spoke with the children about the fossils we can expect to find in Kansas. We have a fun filled July planned for the children. We just want to thank each of you for your financial support and prayers for our summer programs!!
Our first year of middle school programming is in the books as a successful year! We had over 30 children registered to attend through out the school year. We want to thank the Presbyterian Church for housing us. Ms. Mary (with the church) has been super helpful and a great mentor to the children.
We anticipate growth in the program for next year as many of our current 5th graders plan to attend next year as a middle schooler. We hosted a 5th grade “tour” of the program and the kids had a blast.
We truly feel these children need poured into. Please pray for guidance for the Warehouse staff to fill the needs and let these children grow in Christ.
Annual Skate Party!!!
We are required to track grades for the children attending Cherry Street to report on one of our goals for our After School Enhancement Grant. Collecting report cards for over 100 children each semester can be quite a task. The skate party is a reward for all the children that have turned in their report cards and to celebrate all their progress through out the year!
The children have been busy preparing for spring planting. Seedlings have been growing in our classroom with the help of our special lamps. Potatoes have been cut and planted. We are developing some raised beds for our strawberries. And construction of our new bee hives has been finished!
We pray for a good growing season. We pray that our children will soak up knowledge and appreciation for all the wonderful things God grows for us in the garden this year.
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