WOW, we had over 100 high school students come to our 3 campuses to help spruce things up! They bagged 27 bags worth of leaves and weeds, helped level and move dirt, laid gravel around the greenhouse, cleaned equipment, and helped “fluff” our wood chips on the playground. In addition to the CHS students and staff, we had two of our loyal volunteers help with the large equipment. Kenny Herder brought his skid steer to help move dirt and gravel and Larry Mallet assisted on the play ground with the tiller.
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Back to School!!
Just look at this great group of kids at our West building! Our theme this year is “One Direction”. We are teaching our children how to be on the path to Jesus. This month our focus has been that Jesus is our way maker.
Our teachers are working on great lessons in bible, PE, reading, STEM, and garden. We hope to make each day a fun, safe, loving opportunity for every child. We currently have 124 children k-8th grade registered here at Cherry Street & Warehouse.
Thank you for your support of this ministry that allows us to impact so many young lives. Please keep our children and staff members in your prayers.
SUMMER 2019 WAS AMAZING!!
Wow! What a great summer it has been. We were able to have an 8 week summer program for 84 children 1st-8th grades. Thank you for your financial donations to help make the summer program possible! Our children were busy with VBS, swim lessons, the library’s slime day, sun fun day where they got bike helmets, volunteering at Heritage Health, gardening, bee keeping, reading, and STEM classes.
We are having tons of FUN this summer!!!
62 elementary students that will be going into 1st-5th grades this fall are having tons of fun with us this summer!! These children have attended VBS at both the 1st United Methodist Church and the 1st Baptist Church. Many of their parents chose to have them participate in the free lunch program provided by USD 413 after VBS. Swim lessons were a great success. We are very thankful to USD 413 for providing transportation to and from those lessons each day. We have wonderful things happening in our garden and the greenhouse this summer. Our children have had the chance to eat fresh blueberries picked right here at Cherry Street. They also had the opportunity to have some fresh honey from our hives.
2019 Summer Programs
Our middle school students are going to focus on the One Direction in life that will lead to the most success this summer. Each one of us was created with intention and purpose. Our choices can lead us in directions that take us away from our Father in Heaven. Our middle school students will learn new skills and sharpen the ones they already have this summer to help them recognize when they or their loved ones are heading in the wrong direction. The summer is packed with fun, fellowship, and service opportunities.
The elementary students will be learning about light. They will learn the science of light and the power behind each Christian light in all of us. We will be attending VBS at the 1st United Methodist Church and the 1st Baptist Church this summer. The children will have two weeks of swimming lessons in June. Our July will be so bright, and full of fun, the kids will need shades!
April is always an amazing time at Cherry Street. Spring has sprung, the kids and staff are re-energized from spring break, and we have a special holy week! Holy week is our opportunity to teach children about Jesus’ final days before his crucifixion and resurrection.
We have been doing our annual Church visits.
We take helping our children find a church home seriously. Each year we take our west students to area churches to see what that church is all about and what they have to offer in their kids ministry.
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Grow, Grow, Grow!
We are so excited about what’s growing in our greenhouse! We have had some trails and errors but Chris Wehlage of SEK Landscape has been working along side with us and we have green things growing!!
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I am very excited to share that we met 100% of our 50,000 challenge!!!! As of the print of this newsletter we have received 18,240.86 toward our match for the additional 30,000 challenge we received. We still have a few checks coming in dated back in December that will continue to go towards that 30,000. When we receive the match funds we will have 138,482 to go toward next years operating cost!!
Thank you for all your generosity in 2018!!
December is the final month of your annual fundraising challenge. We are nearly to 30,000 at the end of November. Our goal is to reach 80,000 by the end of this month. Your financial support is so critical and appreciated here at Cherry Street. Our day to day operations are possible because of our contributors! Just last mother we purchased $1300 worth of food for after school snacks, needed 23 bags of soil for the greenhouse, and had to have the sewer system at Warehouse worked on due to roots clogging the line.