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Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church

Montclaire Elementary 2020-2021 School Year

More than ever, children in poverty need the lift that learning provides. You can help. There are 3 evidence-based tutoring programs at Montclaire:

1) Augustine Literacy Project invites you to participate in one of their Virtual Information Sessions on July 7, July 23 or July 30, 2020 at 10:30 via Zoom. To register for a session click here. This is a great way to learn about being a literacy tutor.

Anyone interested in attending can register at alpcharlotte.org/register or learn more by contacting Helen Hope Kimbrough ([email protected]).

ALP tutors work one-to-one to help low income children who are struggling to read. Please talk with any of these Selwyn members who have served as Augustine tutors: Nancy Bobbitt, Beth Carter, Eleanor Hahn, Eleanor Moore, Malyn Pratt, and Allison Tibe. 

Learn more by contacting Helen Hope Kimbrough ([email protected]) or visiting alpcharlotte.org  

Fall Training Classes 2020:

  • September 21-25
  • October 5-9
  • October 19-23

2) HELPS Tutoring is sponsored by Read Charlotte and is aimed at improving reading fluency and comprehension. The tutor works one-on-one with students for 10-15 minutes, and can tutor 2 or 3 students in 1 hour. A 3 hour training session is provided, along with continued support. 
Talk with a Selwyn member who has served as a HELPS tutor at Montclaire: Ellen Harris, Karey Tom, Rebecca Cooper, Katie Cumbus, Betsy Hamburger or Courtney McLellan.
Tutor training for the 2019-2020 school year has ended, but you can register online to volunteer for the 2020-2021 School Year by visiting:
https://readcharlotte.org/helps/  and then click GET STARTED, and choose the NEW VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION tab.

3) Heart Math Tutoring: Please consider serving as a math tutor for the 2020-2021 school year. No expertise in math required! The commitment is 30 minutes or 1 hour a week from October to May. Heart provides a game based curriculum and on-site staff person.
Talk with a Selwyn Heart tutor, Robert Vise, Lisa Halstead, or Olen Smith. To sign up or get more information please visit Heart’s website or contact Sarah Cover at [email protected]

Teacher Partners: This volunteer opportunity is a wonderful way to support an individual teacher in a manner that is most helpful to that teacher. The schedule would be worked out between the teacher and volunteer. Tasks might include helping with parties, cutting out die pieces, working on bulletin boards, etc. You can talk with Townley Moon, Susan, Flynn, or Rebecca Cooper to find out what the experience has meant to them.

GEP After-School Program at Montclaire Elementary:
This year GEP had a successful, though shortened, After-School Program at Montclaire. GEP is keeping in touch with their students this summer and will offer some virtual actitivies. Planning is underway for the 2020-2021 After-School Program in the new Montclaire building, which is scheduled to open in the fall.


To volunteer at Montclaire Elementary, you must register as a CMS volunter at:

All Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian members who volunteer to work with children during the school year should take our church's Child Protection Training every 3 years. Please look out for publicity about future training sessions. 

Click below to email John Lemmon if you have any questions.

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