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Help DMKA Kindergartners Start New School Year

Help new kindergartners at Douglas MacArthur Kindergarten Academy (DMKA) by serving at one of the school’s upcoming activities. Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways when a new school year begins at DMKA. People are needed to work at the Open House, help students in the lunch room during the first week of school, work at the fall book fair and maybe even work with children as a classroom helper throughout the school year.

What’s involved: At the Open House, we welcome families and students, provide paperwork, and direct them to the student’s new classroom. Serving in the lunchroom involves helping students learn their new lunch process (e.g. how to get their tray, select food, open containers, return tray and line up). Working at a book fair usually involves using a register and helping students shop for a new book. Classroom serving require a background check, are usually a one-hour time commitment and can be weekly, monthly or as needed.

Visit the table in the narthex for details and sign-ups on Sundays July 7 through July 21 to see where you can share your time with a new “little owl” kindergartner (the owl is the DMKA mascot). Or contact Julie Jessee at if you’re unable to visit the narthex table.


About Partnership with DMKA

Resurrection Lutheran Church’s partnership with DMKA began in 2017, when the school first opened, thanks to a matching Community Ministry Grant from the Lilly Foundation. The grant allowed us to build a framework for our partnership with the school, and RLC is committed to an ongoing relationship with DMKA and the families of our Perry Township community.  

Perry Township has become culturally and economically diverse, and this is evident within DMKA. Over their first two school years, only about 40% of the kindergartners have been native English speakers and the free/reduced lunch rate was around 73%. The service opportunities such as this event are important because it allows us to work side by side with the people of our surrounding community and support the staff of the local school district.

Questions? Contact Julie Jessee at