In the Community
Our students and staff members love being involved in our community. Check back often to find out what we’re up to!
Grandview Retirement Home
Mrs. Wilson's fourth grade class and Mrs. Harrison's fifth grade class teamed up for a community service project during the month of December. Students worked for three weeks in November making blankets to give to the residents at Grandview Retirement Home. They also practiced Christmas carols to sing for them. The day before Christmas break, the students loaded up on a bus and visited the residents. They delivered the blankets and sang Christmas carols, brightening the spirits of the residents. After the students sang, they passed out candy canes and wished the residents a Merry Christmas. The students learned the importance of serving the community through making blankets and singing Christmas carols.
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
The third grade class at Marcus Pointe Christian School collected toys and other gifts for the kids at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital and presented them on Friday, December 10, 2016. They also sang several Christmas carols to the staff and patients at the hospital. The class was putting into action what they were learning in class about helping others in the community and spreading joy and love to those that are going through difficult times this holiday season.
Sponsor a Solider
Students in Mrs. Ward and Miss Ranck's K4 classes at Marcus Pointe Christian School collected plenty of goodies to send to a local soldier currently deployed overseas this holiday season. Their "Sponsor a Soldier" project had an overwhelming response by students and parents. Mrs. Ward was blown away by what was collected.
Mrs. Ward said, "Let me just start by saying wow! My class and their parents seriously moved me to tears this morning! (The kids think I am crazy) I am so blown away with their generosity! I knew we would pack a great box for Specialist Snavely but this is mind blowing! I am so excited! This project is near and dear to my heart...being an army brat for 20 years this kind of thing just pulls at my heart strings! The kids are so excited! What a way to show them how to have a giving heart and to love on those who need it! These kiddos are going to do great things! Wow!"
The school is planning a welcome home party for Specialist Snavely when he returns home in the spring. His wife, Jess Snavely, and son are excited to see his reaction when he receives the items. Jess said, "Thank you so much for what you are doing. He will be over the moon. What sweet kiddos and families!"
Operation Christmas Child
Student's in Mrs. Black's kindergarten class at Marcus Pointe Christian School collected items for Operation Christmas Child, which is a collection sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse. By filling a shoebox full of toys and hygiene items, they will be able to provide a small Christmas gift to children in need, who most likely will not receive anything else this year. When the workers deliver these boxes, they are able to share the gospel to the children and families.
Ronald McDonald House
Marcus Pointe Christian School collected hundreds of items to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida in conjunction with the grand opening of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church's new children's facility. Students and their families came to celebrate the grand opening, but more importantly, to lend help and support to others in the community.
Coffee and Donuts for the Fire Department
Students at Marcus Pointe Christian School brought donuts and coffee to the firefighters at the Escambia County Fire Rescue St. 3 on Thursday, October 6 to show their appreciation for those who keep our community safe. In addition to thanking the firefighters for their service, K4 students were able to take a tour of the facility and learn more about fire safety!
Loaves and Fishes
Our second-grade students were able to drop off plenty of socks and cards to support Socktober Fest, which helps the homeless in our community. Mrs. Peek and Mrs. Marvin remind their students that a hero is an ordinary person who does extraordinary things and most of all, has compassion for others around them. They want their students to have the opportunity to act out what they are trying to instill in their hearts and show them that something as small as a new pair of socks can change someone’s whole world.