By Amanda Compton
A small act of love goes a long way in times like these.
Just ask Rebecca Fox, mom of three Twin Oaks students who, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, had completely forgotten about her youngest child's upcoming Promise Child Week, a special week in Kindergarten when students are reminded of their unique value in the eyes of God and the friends and family He has placed in their lives.
"It's kind of like being the star student but we focus on the fact that they are God's promise, a covenant child!" said TOCS Kindergarten Teacher Miss Ashley Prosser. "It's a fun time for us to get to know each friend a little deeper and make them feel loved!"
Rather than forgoing this part of the school year, Prosser decided to continue to love her "promise students" by making colorful front yard signs that highlight how special they are to her, their classmates and the Twin Oaks community at large.
When she saw the sign in her front yard, Fox said, "It brought tears to my eyes because Clayton was so sad about not being at school. You should’ve seen the smile on his face when he saw his sign!”
Prosser said she is also asking promise students to share some of their favorite things on Google Classroom and has mailed each student a post card letting them know how much she misses seeing them face to face. “I hope they feel loved from afar and that I get to be the reason for a Kindergarten smile!” added Prosser.
Fox went on to say how grateful she is not only for Miss Prosser, but also for all of her children’s teachers including Second Grade Teacher Miss Corbin Shelton and Fifth Grade Teacher Mrs. Sarah Renken, who is serving as the interim for Mrs. Hillary Donnelley while she is on maternity leave.
“I knew my kids were getting an education that was anchored in Christ but, through these virtual classrooms, I am seeing first-hand how their teachers foster their tender hearts and always point them to Christ in every subject of school,” noted Fox. “We are blessed by their love for our kids, but mostly for their love of the Lord which spills over into our kids’ lives on a daily basis.”
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Twin Oaks Christian School, a ministry of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church