As I mentioned in my sermon on Feb. 18, one way we can respond to the tragic school shooting in Florida is to redouble our efforts to support schools like St. Andrew’s that strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment and to teach children our Christian faith and values. In the name of the children who were killed, we can reach out generously to those who are alive and in need of help.
Our school’s annual fund drive is underway. Financially, this is a challenging time for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Our vestry and the school’s board have been working hard for the past two years to broaden the school’s mission in order to meet a greater need in the community. Your support of this year’s annual fund will enable us to continue to provide our excellent academic and Christian foundation as we begin to implement three exciting initiatives (special training for dyslexic children, an innovation lab, and variable tuition).
I encourage you to support the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Annual Fund in any way you can. Contributions can be made online at www.standrewsepiscopalschool.com or you can send a check directly to the school at 45 Main Street, Newport News, VA 23601.