School of Bright Promise staff, teachers recognized

STEUBENVILLE –First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 N Fourth St., recognized the teachers and staff of the School of Bright Promise during a luncheon held April 11 at the church. The lunches are a biannual event.

For the past two years, the church has donated snacks for students and supplies for teachers.

Jennifer Kirkbride, co-chair of the church’s mission outreach committee, said it was a way to thank everyone for their dedication to the estimated 76 pupils.

“We provide lunches for the staff in the spring and fall and we’ve done supplies and gotten snacks for the kids,” Kirkbride said.

She said the school provided a list of needed items that church members then purchased.

“We know they have done a wonderful job and wanted to say thank you for all that they do,” she said.

According to Kirkbride some of the school staff attend First Westminster, which has nearly 400 people in its congregation.

The church learned that school did not have a parent teacher organization so they decided to adopted the school.

Kirkbride said the committee obtained supply lists to purchase for the school.

It was at that time they started the apprection events. At the recent luncheon a buffet of sandwich sliders, salads and sweets were served and one lucky staffer won a door prize.

Members of the staff were honored to be a part of the luncheon and said it was nice to be recognized, according to officials.

“We love it. We appreciate it and we’re thankful for (the church),” said aide Tomi Skeens.

“We love that people notice our kids, too,” added aide Jamie Spencer.

“They are very hospitable and very thoughtful and they always have great ideas,” Principal Janie Bodo said. “It’s a very kind group of people who come in and do such nice things because they appreciate what we do.”