Our congregation is involved at Caldwell Elementary in many ways.  We are blessed to have “adopted” this Title I school that is just down the street from our church.
The mission of Caldwell Elementary, the foundation of excellence for the future in the heart of McKinney, is to inspire and empower all students.  
Our mission is to share the heart of Christ from the heart of McKinney.  Caldwell is a perfect partner!
This year we will invite children and their families to church on August 1st from 4:30-6:00 to celebrate the beginning of the school year! There are 125 students in need of back-to-school items this year. Each child will receive a backpack, lunchbox, a new pair of jeans, a Caldwell School Spirit shirt, new socks, headphones, a shoe store voucher, a homework kit (basic supplies to complete homework), a dental kit, and school snacks!  We have also ordered all their school supplies to be delivered to the school.
You will have the opportunity to help in three ways this year!!
Take a card home from the hallway at church. All our tags have been taken home. Thank you for your amazing response!
Let us know you adopted a student by filling out this form. You can add another tag to the same form!

Shop for a backpack, lunchbox, and jeans. We have ordered school shirts!

Return all the items in the backpack to worship on Sunday, July 28.

Sponsor a “School Supply Kit” for a child!
These have already been ordered and contain ALL of the required supplies. The kits will be delivered to the school and ready for the children on “Meet the Teacher” night on August 6.
Each kit is $75.  Any amount donated will help.  Give securely here.
Want to help the teachers unpack and sort all the supplies? Email Pam to volunteer.
Volunteer for the Back to School Night on August 1- 4:30-6:00pm!
Back to School Night at the Hub will be a blast! Kids and families will arrive and grab a hot dog, chips, snow cone, and a cookie. They will receive a backpack, lunchbox, jeans, socks, dental kit, home supply kit, shoe voucher, spirit shirt, and kid snacks. Then they can complete the night with fun outdoor games and a Back-to-School photo booth!
You can help make this event a success! Click here to volunteer
We provide backpacks and supplies for Caldwell during our Very Caldwell Christmas in July!

Mentoring at Caldwell Elementary

First Methodist loves to mentor at Caldwell.  This is a huge gift that doesn’t take much time.  You can have lunch, play a game, or read with your student.  Many mentors stay with their child throughout their time at McKinney ISD.  Want to learn more or get help signing up?  Email Pam Parmley.  You will need to fill out the online forms through MISD (info is below).


How do I Become a Mentor? (NOTE: This information is from McKinney ISD)

Opportunities to mentor are available at all McKinney ISD campuses. All McKinney ISD volunteers are required to complete the online McKinney ISD volunteer applicationWhen filling out the volunteer application please make sure to select “REACH Mentor” for your volunteer capacity.

If you need any assistance in completing this application, please contact the McKinney ISD Human Resources Department at 469-302-4117.

If you are a returning mentor, please contact our office to facilitate your start date at a campus.  Remember that the application is a yearly process, so you may need to complete yours for 23-24.

If you are a new mentor, please contact our office to schedule a one-time, one hour orientation session.