Dear Parents and Students,

One of our sweet school families, the Yorkgitis family, has shared a great opportunity for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus by helping a local Christian ministry called 2nd Mile Ministry. This ministry works in the Brentwood neighborhood north of downtown Jacksonville. Their mission statement says: “We are seeking to see the Gospel renew lives and communities so that they are transformed in every way.” 2nd Mile Ministries provides an after school program for these kids to help with homework, provides a safe place for them after school, teaches life skills and healthy eating, along with many other things. You can take a look at their ministry at their website,

One way we can help is by donating new or gently used children’s books. Many of you will be spring cleaning and possibly getting rid of gently used books, and this would be a great opportunity to help this ministry. You can bring your book donations to homeroom class and we will have a book cart in the hall outside of A-124 for you to drop off your books. We will be collecting books through March 29.

Thank you in advance for helping with such a worthy cause.


Marlene Buckner & the Gifted Students