Lamkin Elementary School Principal Gale Parker, left, joins Dr. Tony McCollum, Cypress United Methodist Church senior pastor, and Dawn Tryon, CFISD director of community engagement, on Oct. 5 as the campus and community partner announced they formally entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership. The representatives met to sign the adoption agreement and receive ceremonial certificates.
Oct. 6, 2021—Representatives from Lamkin Elementary School and Cypress United Methodist Church came together on Oct. 5 to officially announce their Adopt-a-School partnership.
CFISD’s Adopt-a-School program pairs schools with community organizations and business partners to utilize resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.
Cypress United Methodist Church is already an active community partner with CFISD, having established additional partnerships with Adam and Millsap elementary schools. The same can be said at Lamkin, where church staff and members were already serving as volunteers and providing support before the official adoption.
“One of our core values is education,” said Dr. Tony McCollum, Cypress United Methodist Church senior pastor. “We really want to partner with parents to educate our children, and one of the ways we can do that is through the schools. We want to make a brighter spot in your day, so any way that we can touch the work that’s going on here and be an asset is what we’re trying to do.”
Dr. Tony McCollum, Cypress United Methodist Church senior pastor, signs an Adopt-a-School partnership agreement after the community partner announced it officially partnered with Lamkin Elementary School on Oct. 5.
Lamkin Principal Gale Parker is a longtime member of Cypress United Methodist Church and expressed her gratitude for its continued commitment to the school, students and staff.
“We are all thrilled to be formally adopted by Cypress United Methodist Church as it has already been a blessing to us in so many ways,” Parker said. “They are always keeping our kids and staff at the forefront of all they do. They truly are a community church and walk the talk.”
For more information on the Adopt-a-School program, contact Dawn Tryon, director of community engagement, at 281-894-3950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.