The Meadow community welcomed its teachers back to school with breakfast and lunch on Monday.
The school’s Parent Teacher Organization served breakfast. Lunch was at Stone’s Creek Advent Christian Church.
“It’s great to come back to school and have so much community involvement,” said seventh-grade teacher Amy McLamb. “It gets us excited and gives us a chance to see parents, grandparents and other people in the community that are helping make our school successful.”
After breakfast, teachers spent the morning focused on the school’s goals for the coming school year.
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“It gets you excited,” McLamb said. “You’re looking forward to the new year, what things are going to change, and how you can make the upcoming school year better.”
Later, at Stone’s Creek Church, community and church members prepared lunch for all school staff. More than two dozen church members transformed the church’s fellowship hall into a tea party, where they encouraged all teachers to have a “tea-riffic” school year.
Each teacher received school supplies collected by the church and a door prize. Three teachers also won enough copy paper for one semester.
“It means the world to me to be able to help,” said church member Alma McLamb, who’s retired from Meadow School. “I know what they need, and I know there are children that need supplies more than others. It feels really good to be able to help.”
Stone’s Creek Church members have provided lunch and school supplies for Meadow teachers on their first day back for more than half a decade.
“Our community is great,” said third-grade teacher Angela Strickland. “They provide a great meal, an opportunity to fellowship, and show support for us. From what they show and give us, you can tell they are behind us 100 percent.”