Church-School Partnership with Daniel Bagley Elementary
Bethany has had a growing relationship with Daniel Bagley Elementary since 1969. Over the years, Bethany has helped with and supported: Bagley workdays, PTA fundraisers, levies, the annual holiday giving circle, school supply drives, and teacher initiatives. In turn, Bagley has opened its facilities and grounds for cooking, activities, and classroom space. In 2008, we partnered together for a new parking lot at Bagley, in a mutually beneficial scenario. Bethany funded the new, 80 space, eco-friendly parking lot and gained access to the space for Sunday parking. In addition to providing a place for teachers to park, this new lot helped to improve safety conditions during school pick-up and drop-off. In the fall of 2016, we took another step forward in a “Church-School Partnership” to transform our Green Lake community by looking to meet the needs of Bagley students, their families, and Bagley staff.
Our goal is to meet practical needs at Daniel Bagley that fit our congregation’s abilities and are an example of our love for Jesus and our neighbors. In 2017, this will include two upcoming BCC work days. Further, wanting to use our new Community Life Center (2017), for the good of our neighbors, we’re exploring options beyond our Community Meal and weekly Food Bank. We’ve identified with guidance from Bagley principal, Carla Holmes, the need for more afterschool programing for working, low income families. We envision an inclusive and dynamic afterschool program that supports the academic goals of Bagley.
If you would like more information about how you can get involved, check out Bagley's volunteer website or school homepage.