Full-Day Kindergarten—A Win for Colorado Kids and Teachers I was pleased to hear Senator Dominick Moreno, Chair of the Colorado Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC), list funding for full-day …
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Full-Day Kindergarten—A Win for Colorado Kids and Teachers
I was pleased to hear Senator Dominick Moreno, Chair of the Colorado Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee (JBC), list funding for full-day Kindergarten as a priority for the JBC in 2019, at a Town Hall Saturday in Westminster.
Studies show that children who receive a high-quality early education are 20 percent more likely to graduate from high school and, on average, earn a 50 percent higher income. Yet 14,000 Colorado children do not have access to full-day Kindergarten. State legislators have the chance this year to level the playing field for Colorado kids by passing a budget to fund full-day kindergarten.
Funding full-day kindergarten will free-up resources for school districts to increase anemic teacher wagers. With a state budget that funds full-day kindergarten in 2019, we have the chance to ensure education equity for our youngest learners, and do right by our valuable teachers.
Please join me in asking our legislators to fund full-day Kindergarten.
Thanks for Christmas help
I am writing to thank Westminster residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
Because of the generosity of donors in Westminster and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes in 2018. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine.
These simple gifts bring smiles to the faces of children around the world. Packed with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items, these gifts bring joy and are a tangible expression of God’s love. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories.
It’s not too late for people to make a difference. Though drop-off locations serving Westminster shoebox packers are closed until November 2019, anyone can still pack a personalized shoebox gift online at samaritanspurse.org/buildonline. Information about year-round volunteer opportunities can also be found at samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.
Thank you again to everyone who participated in this global project—many who do so year after year. These simple gifts send a message to children worldwide that they are loved and not forgotten.
Operation Christmas Child
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