We strive to follow Jesus Christ by being… Diligent in ministering to the needs of the world
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The Foundation for Madison Public Schools is committed to supporting the education of every child by developing community partnerships and advocating for Madison’s public schools. Westminster is a long term partner in their Adopt-A-School program with Thoreau Elementary School, providing
direct monetary support to the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO);*
cold weather clothing and backpacks for students;
interaction and encouragement to students, serving as Pen Pals and being interviewed by second grade students for class projects; and
full funding and books for the Thoreau Summer Reading Program, which prevents "summer slide" and keeps students learning and advancing year-round.
Westminster also participates in the Foundation's A Principal Experience program at Thoreau Elementary School and Cherokee Heights Middle School. This program provides a hands-on opportunity to experience the rewards as well as the challenges that Madison Metropolitan School District principals, teachers, and students face on a daily basis. We are increasing our outreach to Cherokee by initially providing support for their new on site food pantry project.
*Thoreau Principal Kathleen Costello wrote "The PTO uses this money to pay for fieldtrips that families can't pay for, food, cab rides to get families to school and home if needed, emergencies when a family becomes homeless, and school pictures that families cannot pay for, and every student receives a school yearbook whether they can pay for them or not."