St. Maries Christian School In its Second Year

July 01, 2006 | Martha George

St. Maries Christian School has completed its second year of operation. It has been another year of fun activities and financial challenges.

The kids enjoyed Jana Gardner and her teddy bear CPR class. They also enjoyed swimming once a month at the Wellness Center in Plummer. Our highway cleanup project was tiring but rewarding and outdoor school was a highlight for the upper grades. The year ended with a trip to Cat Tales, located between Spokane and Newport.

We have some financial challenges, but we have blessed and amazed at how God provides. Many months the treasurer, Gail Resser, looked at the bills and wondered, "How will God pay the bills this month?" Through the blessing of several donations totaling over $12,000 in November, some of the stress was reduced. She was able to know that the money was there and was able to pay the bills when they arrived.

Also helping with our finances is a grant that we have received again this year. This grant of $4,000 from the J. A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation Education Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation will be used for playground equipment, library books and educational computer programs. We are the only Christian school that has been accepted for these funds in northern Idaho.

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