Deaf Smith Elementary School Ministry

The St. John’s UMC/Smith Elementary Church-School Partnership supports Deaf Smith Elementary, a local Title I campus in Lamar CISD. There are many opportunities to be involved in this awesome project. Call the church office for more information.

*Background check are required for those working directly with students.

  • Tutoring

    Tutoring includes math and reading.

    Those who tutor may select the subject matter and the day is negotiable with the principal.

    A background check is necessary and can be facilitated through the district’s website. More instructions will be provided upon request to the church office.

  • Box Tops

    The Box Tops for Education Program (from General Mills products) is now digital! Go to the Box Tops website to set up your account and list Smith Elementary as your chosen school.

  • Teacher Luncheons

    A Christmas luncheon with homemade soups or chili and yummy desserts is provided in December and teacher appreciation luncheon is provided in May. Church members may sign up for items needed.  

  • Monthly snacks

    A team of usually three church members provide a monthly snack for the entire campus including the instructional staff, support staff, office staff, cafeteria workers and the custodial workers (about 72 total). A St. John’s member coordinates these monthly treats and can be reached by calling the church office.

  • halloween candy treats

    Bags are filled with candy and usually an extra pencil or two, as well.   The bags are delivered to the school where the administration determines how they are distributed. The school nurse will provide information about allergies and other special needs. Church members are asked to donate bags of candy.  

  • Christmas Candy Treats

    We fill bags with candy, which are then  delivered to the school. The school's administration determines how and when the bags are distributed. The nurse is contacted about allergies and other special needs. Church members are asked to donate bags of candy.  

  • Smith book fair

    St. John’s provides volunteers to help the librarian to set up for the fair, help children with book selections, and guide the children when their class comes to the library for picking up their selected books.  Funds are usually provided to help those children who may not be able to afford to buy a book.