York continues to support children and families. York Academy gives thanks for all those people involved in our program. God has blessed us.
York encourages family reading experiences. One way we do this is with our Books for Kids. A $30 donation allowed the children to select their own books from an order form. They were careful with their selections because they knew they only had so much money to spend. So each child asked many questions, changed their minds a few times, and finally were confident in their choices. Then it was waiting time. They were so excited when the books arrived. The kids requested that we read them in class. They were eager to show their parents/guardians the books. Last, the books went home with the children; the books they selected were theirs to keep.
York cares! We were able to provide a new winter coat, boots, hat and mittens for one of our children through a donation. Thanksgiving baskets with turkeys will be provided to parents who request it. York finds ways to make a difference!
Our York students also give back. Even though we may have little, we can still help others. We teach our children that there are many ways to do this; it doesn't always have to be money. We planted mums and perennials at the Arts Alliance in several pots around the building; the mums and perennials were a donation. The kids loved the planting experience and learned about service to others. York also gave a check to Jacob's Well for $51 by bringing in coins to help mommies. Currently, the children are bringing in canned and boxed goods for a local food pantry. Developing compassion for others is important to York Academy of Discovery.
This is just a small glimpse into York Academy of Discovery. We love our children. We love our families. We wish you God's blessings.