Dear Parents, Community and CCUSD Staff,
Last month, CCUSD held its first Mission to Inspire Summit. The Summit was an invitation to our community faith-leaders to come share a meal with our principals and some of their staff members; discuss information about their school, including programming, successes, any challenges and needs; and, consider ways that their congregation and our schools could partner toward a common goal.
Fourteen faith communities were represented that evening by 18 faith-leaders. What a resounding success! Our agenda was simple-to learn more about each other with the realization that our institutions, whether schools or churches, worked toward many of the same goals already-healthy, safe families in a supportive community, serving as a resource when challenges arise and collectively working toward common service goals.
Our principals proudly informed about their schools and the faith-leaders asked pertinent questions or listened intently. Our principals had one request at the end of the evening-they handed out their staff roster and asked that the congregations write personal notes to a staff member, thanking them for what they do for our students. Many of the faith-leaders wanted to do more than that-additional projects for collaboration and assistance were offered: scholarships for college for our seniors, food or gifts during the holidays for families with financial hardships, as well as supplies for students with needs year round; manpower for projects around the schools; and, tutoring for students with academic challenges. These are just a start and we look forward to continuing to work with our faith-leaders actively in the future. What an amazing community we live in!
To learn more about the Mission to Inspire Summit, please call me at 480-575-2016.
Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you in our schools.
Debbi Burdick, Ed.D.