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  • Building Bridges Training Aug 29 - 001

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    August
    Building Bridges Training Aug 29
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     29 August 2022

    For those who are interested in, considering or have decided on participating in Building Bridges as a mentor/tutor

  • 180 Club Teacher Training Aug 22 - 002

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    August
    180 Club Teacher Training Aug 22
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     22 August 2022

    For those who are interested in, considering or have decided on participating in One-Eighty Club as a teacher or assistant

  • Minding the Gap Training Aug 20 - 003

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    August
    Minding the Gap Training Aug 20
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     20 August 2022

    If you plan to serve in any capacity with Minding the Gap this year we would like for you to attend one of these two sessions. We will give you all the tools you need to successfully minister in the public schools. Choose this session or the previous one on August 17. Use the website contact form or call to RSVP if interested in attending.

  • Minding the Gap Training Aug 17 - 004

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    August
    Minding the Gap Training Aug 17
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     18 August 2022

    If you plan to serve in any capacity with Minding the Gap this year we would like for you to attend one of these two sessions. We will give you all the tools you need to successfully minister in the public schools. Choose this session or the following one on August 20. Use the website contact form or call to RSVP if interested in attending.

  • One Year Celebration - 005

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    July
    One Year Celebration
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     09 July 2022

    We just completed our first year and are so excited to celebrate what the Lord has done. On Saturday, July 9th we will be hosting a year end celebration. At this celebration we will present awards, hear favorite memories, share vision for next year, and enjoy a catered lunch. We will also have an opportunity to hear from the school principals and other school staff as they share about the impact Minding the Gap has had in their schools. At the Gamber Community Center in Lee's Summit.

  • Minding the Gap Monthly Connect - 006

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    May
    Minding the Gap Monthly Connect
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     01 May 2022

    Join us as we cultivate a sense of community centered around our school outreaches. Our monthly connections give an opportunity to hear what is happening with all that Minding the Gap is doing. It also is a time to meet new friends and to share your experience as you serve with us.

  • The One-Eighty Club Continues at Warford Elementary - 007

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    January
    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Warford Elementary
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     13 January 2022

    Thursday, January 13th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Warford Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • The One-Eighty Club Continues at Compass Elementary - 008

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    January
    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Compass Elementary
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     11 January 2022

    Tuesday, January 11th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    The One-Eighty Club Continues at Compass Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

  • Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Continues - 009

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    January
    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Continues
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     10 January 2022

    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Continues

    Dates vary according to the volunteers schedule

    Minding the Gap works with students who are falling behind in reading and do not qualify for an Individualized Education Plan.

  • The One-Eighty Club Begins at Warford Elementary - 0010

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    October
    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Warford Elementary
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     07 October 2021

    Thursday, September 9th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Warford Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • The One-Eighty Club Begins at Compass Elementary - 0011

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    October
    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Compass Elementary
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     05 October 2021

    Tuesday, September 7th

    3:45pm-5pm

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    The One-Eighty Club Begins at Compass Elementary

    People are immeasurably valuable because they are made in the image of God. MtG's after-school One-Eighty Club helps kids incorporate this truth into their everyday lives. Children with a positive self-image are less likely to engage in risky behavior. Furthering their chances at success in school and in life.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Begins - 0012

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    October
    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Begins
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     03 October 2021

    Minding the Gap Tutoring Program Begins

    Dates vary according to the volunteers schedule

    Minding the Gap works with students who are falling behind in reading and do not qualify for an Individualized Education Plan.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • First Day of School 3rd thru 5th - 0013

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    August
    First Day of School 3rd thru 5th
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     25 August 2021

    First Day of School 3rd thru 5th

    Compass and Warford Elementary

    8am

    Join us as we welcome the 3rd-5th Grade students back to school. Our team will greet and encourage the children as they get off the bus and come inside the building. We will slap high fives and cheer these young scholars on to a bright future!

    Zack Nicholson
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  • First Day of School Kindergarten thru 2nd - 0014

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    August
    First Day of School Kindergarten thru 2nd
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     23 August 2021

    First Day of School Kindergarten thru 2nd

    Compass and Warford Elementary

    8am

    Join us as we welcome the Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade students back to school. Our team will greet and encourage the children as they get off the bus and come inside the building. We will slap high fives and cheer these young scholars on to a bright future!

    Zack Nicholson
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  • Back to School Night - 0015

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    August
    Back to School Night
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     19 August 2021

    Thursday, August 19th

    4-6pm

    Back to School Night

    Join us as we join with the school staff in welcoming and greeting the students and families back into the building. This event is a great way for you to connect with school staff, students, and families of the students.

    Zack Nicholson
    By Zack
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  • Teacher Appreciation Week - 0016

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    May
    Teacher Appreciation Week
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     07 May 2021
    We appreciate our school administration, teachers, and support staff. We helped to provide lunch and snacks to the schools that we are involved with.
    Zack Nicholson
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I am the principal of Compass Elementary and I can attest to the fact that it has been a wonderful and rewarding experience to work side by side with Zack Nicholson. He has been faithful in his dedication to partner with the staff, students and families of Compass Elementary. He has left an indelible mark on the stakeholders of Compass through his sacrificial service of meeting the needs of our school community. Through his partnership with Caring for Kids, he has worked to get us the resources and support needed to create a great culture and climate.  We are grateful to have him as one of our biggest supporters.  Thank you Zack for continuing to be a positive influence at Compass Elementary.

Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed
Erica Hoard, M.S.Ed, Principal
Compass Elementary Principal

Minding The Gap

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