Dunbar Book Drive — 2021

Dunbar Book Drive — 2021

Book Drive Update: There’s still time to purchase books before the drive ends Monday, Jan. 25. Instructions and the link appear below.

This year, our annual Book Drive has gone virtual. Dunbar Elementary Magnet School has arranged with Follett Book Company to hold an online Book Fair, providing a way for you and your family to donate books to the students, teachers and the media center of Dunbar.

Books can be selected and purchased on Follett’s website, and they will be shipped directly to the school. Profits from the Book Fair will provide additional books for Dunbar’s Media Center. Teachers and students will have wish lists available or you can choose books of your liking. Some choices were made prior to students and teachers leaving for Winter Break. More will be made when they return to their classrooms.

To get started, click the image below or this link. You will be directed to Follett’s Book eFair. A screen shot of their website appears below.

 

Once your browser opens the Follett Book eFair page, point at the icon with the four stars and four lines in the top left corner. (The red arrow identifies the location.) When the menu expands, click “View Wish Lists.” Hyde Park’s Wish List will show below the banner. Images of books will appear on the Wish List. Click on the one you want to purchase and the image will turn over, revealing a brief description of the story. Click the “Add to Cart” button to select the book. With your first selection, a dialogue box will pop up to ask your name so Dunbar knows who donated the books. Once you are done shopping, click the cart icon in the top right corner to check out and pay. Books will be delivered directly to Dunbar.

Questions? Contact Kathy Avant, ministry liaison, by email.

A Dunbar Elementary Christmas

A Dunbar Elementary Christmas

Hyde Park’s volunteers at Dunbar Elementary School continue to make a difference in the lives of Dunbar’s students. In the above photo, 13 volunteers wrap up 200 books for the students. The presentation will be topped off with a video of Santa telling the children about the books they will receive. Contact Kathy Avant to get involved.

News from Dunbar Elementary School

Hyde Park United Methodist has joined an initiative of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for every United Methodist Church to partner with a local Title I school and provide support and encouragement to students and staff. This initiative follows the example of John Wesley who believed that every child matters. Here’s an excerpt from Dunbar’s most recent newsletter:

Welcome Back from Mrs. Crim!

We’ve had such a great start to our school year! It is wonderful seeing our students in the hallways and working hard in their classrooms. We’ve been amazed at how well everyone follows our safety procedures for Covid. Students have been doing a great job wearing their masks and staying socially distant at lunch– we couldn’t be more proud of them!

Read the complete newsletter

 

Little Dresses Ministry Delivers Masks to Dunbar

Little Dresses Ministry Delivers Masks to Dunbar

Hyde Park’s Little Dresses Ministry continues to adapt to the current need for masks. In anticipation of the school’s reopening, they produced 483 masks which were delivered to Dunbar.  The masks and the volunteers were received with great enthusiasm before the staff dashed off to continue to prepare! The principal and other staff members expressed their thanks to members of the team. Want to volunteer? Email Kathy Madden.

Dunbar Elementary Offers Video Thanks

Dunbar Elementary Offers Video Thanks

With public schools closed throughout Hillsborough County, the staff, teachers and students shared a video to celebrate the love and support they received from Hyde Park’s volunteers. There were countless messages of gratitude, virtual hugs, plus videos and letters from the students as they expressed their heartfelt thanks. As Dawn Stites, Dunbar’s principal said, “Volunteers are the Heart of Dunbar.” Watch the video.

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