Starr King K-8 is our community elementary school. Over 65% of the children come from immigrant and refugee families. It is a school that is filled with challenges and opportunities. Within just a few years, St. Michael’s started our own school, believing in the power of education. This belief is in our DNA, which is why we are so passionate about our relationship with Starr King K-8.
Together we made a difference in the lives of the 5th graders at Starr King. We delivered hygiene products to be given to the students after the completion of their hygiene unit. Thank you all for your generosity!
This was another way St. Michael’s reaches out to Starr King K-8 as partners in trying to help the students become members of society that feel supported by their community. In the past, we gave Starr King K-8 an ice-machine for the staff to put ice on the many cuts and bumps that occur in normal outside activities. In January of 2023, the faculty and staff hosted a Winter Wonderland for the students and their families. St. Michael’s supplied breakfast and members went to volunteer at the event. In the summer, we will once again have a collection for items that the students need to be successful when they return to school.
Taking care of the teachers at Starr King K-8 is important to St. Michael’s. Two years ago, we supported the teachers and staff with lunch the last day before winter break. It was a big thank you from the greater community to those that shepherd the children through early education. We are planning to do something similar for the teachers this spring.
Thank you Sue Davis, Mary Ellen Ferguson and Mercy and Social Justice for your leadership in this partnership. It is appreciated greatly by both Starr King K-8 and St. Michael’s.