Help Dunbar Elementary Teachers

Dunbar Elementary Magnet school is a Title 1 elementary school roughly two miles from our Hyde Park campus. As part of an initiative of the Florida Conference, Hyde Park United Methodist has partnered with Dunbar to provide support to the students and staff at the school.

The following grades are requesting classroom help:

  • Ms. Alexander and Ms. Hungerford – Kindergarten
  • Ms. Williams- 2nd Grade
  • Ms. James and Ms. Burke – 4th Grade

If you would like more information or are interested in helping out, please contact Kathy Avant, by email or phone, 813.928.3333 or Vicki Walker, by email or phone, 813.253.5388 ext. 223.

If you haven’t already:
1. Please take a moment to review and complete this form to let us know more about your interests and availability: https://hydeparkumc.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/894/responses/new

2. Complete your background screening for the Hillsborough County school system. This can be completed online and is required for only the current school year. Complete the Form

3. Complete the Hyde Park United Methodist Background Check Info Form.

Book Drive for Dunbar Elementary

Book Drive for Dunbar Elementary

Dunbar Elementary Book Drive a Huge Success!

Dunbar Elementary school is a Title 1 school (which means many of its students live below the poverty line) located less than three miles from the Hyde Park campus of Hyde Park United Methodist.  The school serves students in Kindergarten – Grade 5. 253 of the approximately 275 students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Jan. 18, 2019 Update: We are half-way to our goal of 600 books! Books for grades 3-5 are especially needed. Thank you to those who have donated books and volunteered to collect them!

Feb. 3, 2019 Update: We surpassed our goal with more than 2,000 books delivered to Dunbar Elementary!

Watch our video from Delivery Day.

 

Upcoming Dunbar Events

Dunbar Magnet Elementary is a Title 1 school less than two miles from our Hyde Park campus. We continue to support the students and staff through a variety of efforts, most notably our recent book drive. Another way to support the school is by attending some of their upcoming activities. Take a look at the attached calendars and see if there’s a particular area that interests you.

Dunbar Year-At-A-Glance calendar
Hillsborough County School District — Student Calendar 2018-19

A Christmas Thank You

A Christmas Thank You

On behalf of all of us here at Dunbar, I would like to thank everyone at Hyde Park United Methodist. The time, energy and love you’ve poured into our school, students, teachers and families is remarkable. I’ve spent many days and nights in awe thinking of how much you’ve done for us— we are incredibly thankful. I wish you each a beautiful Christmas season. Again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Preparing Students for Life,

Cynthia Folsom Crim
Assistant Principal

Building Better Readers Training

Noon Jan. 20, Knox Hall Room 151, Hyde Park campus

Do you work with young readers? Would you like some tips on how to be more effective?

Join us for a free training session, led by reading teacher, Dr. Angela Schroden. Angela will share practical tips on what to say, language to use and questions to ask. She will demonstrate how to help struggling readers as well as give some ideas as to how to manage behavior when working with a small group.

This training is open to any interested person, not just Dunbar volunteers. Please RSVP for this training and indicate if you would like to order lunch ($8 person).

Looking for other ways to help? Sign up to help collect books for the Dunbar Book Drive on the following dates/locations:

Sunday, Jan. 6:

  • 9 – 11 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Courtyard
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Magnolia patio
  • 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. — The Portico

Sunday, Jan. 13:

  • 9 – 11 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Courtyard
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Magnolia patio
  • 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. — The Portico

Sunday, Jan. 20:

  • 9 – 11 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Courtyard
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Magnolia patio
  • 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. — The Portico

Sunday, Jan. 27:

  • 9 – 11 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Courtyard
  • 10:45 – 11:15 a.m. — Hyde Park’s Magnolia patio
  • 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. — The Portico

Plus, you can help out with Dunbar’s Conference Night/Bingo for Books at 4 p.m. Jan. 31 and staffing the Dunbar booth at the Florida State Fair Feb. 4 – 18.

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