Tuesday, 21 October 2014

PD Days

Our teachers are privileged and mandated to take continuing education to keep their skills current. So every so often they are paid to take Professional Development (PD) days and the children are discharged from school for the day. This sometimes leaves parents of school aged children scrambling to find alternative care arrangements.
Fortunately someone at St. Martin's came up with the idea of providing children's ministry during these PD Days. For the last few years we have been providing child care and Christian education for children who come to our church for the price of a donation to the Saskatoon Food Bank.

I've been at St. Martin's for two years now and Adrienne Starks led the PD Days the year before I was here. We usually get from twelve to twenty children! Most of the kids attend the church regularly but some are friends and some have just found us!
We have a morning sing along and bible story, then usually a time for crafts and games. There's a morning and afternoon snack time and after lunch we usually go to the park beside the church to play on the playground equipment and to explore the "forests".
It's a lot of fun--and a lot of chaos! Luckily we have volunteers who are willing to help out. If you are interested in helping you can contact me. Our next PD Day is on Monday, November 10.

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