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Staying Connected with Killarney Elementary!

Since the Summer of 2018, the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee partnered with Missions to create a jewel of a reading tutoring program at Killarney Elementary School.   

DEI Committee Vice-Chair Lee Cross coordinated FUMCWP fourteen passionate tutors, who worked with 75-100 children, individually, some using the Orange County Program, “Read to Succeed.”  

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to temporarily suspend the reading program to keep everyone safe.  

However, after Bob Atchison shared a video posted by Adam Hamilton, DEI Committee decided to adopt their great idea, but on a smaller scale, writing thank you cards to all of Killarney’s teachers and their staff.  

With the help of Karen Roby and Joffa Braymer, large signs were created and placed around the Killarney Elementary campus, reminding students, families, and school staff that we were thinking and praying for them.   

Hopefully, our correspondence will allow us to stay connected and stand in the gap with valued members of our Winter Park community.