Morning Star in the News!By Tyler Leeds / The Bulletin Published Feb 4, 2014 AND…In the News Again! Watch the video that aired on KTVZ Feb 14, 2014 Service Projects by Grade
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…and love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:30-31
We, at Morning Star Christian School, believe in teaching our children to love God and love others. We are blessed to live in beautiful Central Oregon with our basic needs met every day, but we realize that there are people around the world and in our own backyard who are not as fortunate. They are our neighbors.
Each class at Morning Star is committed to helping our neighbors. Our children, families, teachers and staff are partnering with other non-profits to make a difference in the lives of others. It has been said that you can’t fix the world, but you CAN change it. Won’t you be a part of our excitement in loving God, through loving our neighbors?
Class project details can be found on the individual teacher pages.
P3s – Patrick’s Kids, a small orphanage in Rwanda. Students are currently collecting spare change in African baskets to help with school supplies and fees.
P4s – Aspen Ridge Retirement Home. Students visit twice per month to sing and do circle time for the residents.
Kindergarten – The Bethlehem Inn. MSCS is a collection site for refundables for which The Bethlehem Inn processes and redeems the deposits. Students hosted a food and necessity drive at Christmastime, delivered those items and took a tour of the facilities at The Bethlehem Inn.
1st Grade – Students volunteer hours to volunteer & serve former Sparrow, Anabelle Wilson’s classroom at Alyce Hatch
2nd Grade – Sparrow Club – Awaiting student assignment.
3rd Grade – They volunteer at The Giving Plate, stocking the shelves of our local food bank.
4th Grade – They spend time at Awbrey House, reading and performing music for the residents.
5th Grade – Teen Challenge. Students volunteer once per month in the Teen Challenge Thrift Shop in Bend.
6th Grade – Family Kitchen. Students prepare food and do prep work, monthly, for this local kitchen, which serves many meals per week to anyone in need.
7th & 8th Grade – The Hope Chest. Students manage, sort and organize this clothing closet for local foster children. The Hope Chest is located in the community outreach room at MSCS.
P.E. – Live to Give 5K on our beautiful campus. Look for this annual event next Spring which benefits The Giving Plate. It is better to give!