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Galveston Pen Pals Needed for this school year

By Amy Nichols in mercy Galveston Community Partnership 9 days ago | 349 views Link: https://goo.gl/6gkZf1

Are you an encourager? Love kids? Enjoy seeing kids learn and grow?  Like having friends?  If you answered “Yes!” to any/all of these questions, you might LOVE being a pen pal with a first grader at Galveston Elementary.

WHAT IS THE PEN PALS PROGRAM?

Approximately once a month our Crossroads Pen Pals write a short letter in the booklet to our student pen pal (the students make the booklets), it gets delivered, and the 1st grade pen pal writes back. You and your 1st grade pen pal will write back and forth all school year building a friendship, cumulating in a fun end of the year pizza party in the classroom!  

The students love to ask questions and tell about themselves, all the while practicing their writing and language skills.  AND the adult pen pals get a unique opportunity to encourage and connect with these sweet students!  What an awesome learning and encouraging opportunity on so many levels! 

WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT?

Crossroads Pen pals are asked to -

1. Write letters approximately once a month.

2. Make sure their pen pal booklets are picked up and brought back to the church Mercy Kiosk on time.

3. Enjoy encouraging kiddos (approximately 6-7 years old).  

As the Pen Pal Liaison, Amy Nichols will drop the booklets off at the school and pick them up after the kids write in them. She will contact you when you need to pick them up from the Mercy Kiosk at church on Sunday. Most times returning a pen pal booklet does not require an extra trip – just bring it to church!  

I can honestly say you will LOVE being a pen pal!  These kids are so cute and fun! It is a blessing and joy!

If you would like to join our pen pal team for the year, please let me know asap.  We will start in September and go through early May.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks!!

Amy Nichols

Galveston Pen Pal Coordinator

mama5cents@gmail.com

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Chylene Wilson

I will be a pen pal!

Chylene Wilson, BA, CST
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480.776.9925
On Aug 9, 2018, at 3:05 PM, Amy Nichols on The City <(email address removed)> wrote:

Heidi Shirley-Hawes

I’m always willing to be a pen pal! The kids are so cute & writing takes only a few minutes!

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