DECA Summer Book Club
Thanks for your patience as we determine how to best utilize volunteers during the summer.  We are very excited to announce that we will conduct book clubs with DECA Middle students this summer and we NEED you! 

Students will be placed in ability groups of no more than five students.  You will be placed with a high level group of readers.  Your job is to read the staff selected book with the kids and virtually meet with your group for one hour each week to have a conversation about the reading.  We will set you up with a DECA gmail address so that you can use Google Meet for your book club meetings.  We will provide training for you prior to the book clubs beginning so that you are familiar with Google Meet and prepared to lead the students in meetings.   

The book clubs will begin the week of June 15 and run through July 31. In addition to the teacher-led book clubs, we hope to have two volunteer-led book clubs per grade level for grades 5-8. Quite a few volunteers are needed to make this happen!  If you are interested in learning more about this, or are ready to commit to leading our kids this summer through the joy of reading, please let me know.  We will begin to move quickly on setting up training to prepare you for this endeavor!   

Thank you for considering helping us out this summer.  Reading each day is vital for student success, and we are excited to show our students how enjoyable reading and discussing literature can be! I look forward to hearing from you!.   

Bagged Lunches for St. Vincent de Paul Hotel

The Saint Vincent de Paul Shelter needs continuing help to feed individuals and families moved to temporary housing in downtown hotel space.  This move allows for the 6 foot rule.  To these residents, the Shelter prepares a wholesome meal in the evening and provides a sack lunch for the noon meal.  These is a tremendous need for the sack lunches.  As you know, we are not able to implement our other service projects at this time, including serving dinner at the Shelter.  This is an opportunity for Christ Child Dayton to help the unfortunate and become involved in a no contact way.  Our members participating is entirely optional. 

The sack lunch requirements are:

One healthy meat sandwich: 2 ounces of meat on bread without condiments.

A drink:  small bottled water or juice box

Two snacks: a salty snack and a sweet snack or piece of fruit.

To complete the meal:  fruit cups, apple sauce cups, or individual bags of chips

 Date:  Every bag must be dated with the date it was prepared and also stating what meat was provided; e.g. ham, turkey,etc. The bags are refrigerated for a period of time so items like bananas and peanut butter and jelly are not recommended. 

We are asking for 10 lunches from those wanting to participate.  If you would like to participate in this sack lunch program, contact Kathy Farrey at  The dates of June 23 and July 14 have been selected for us to provide the lunches.  Kathy and Ruth Kibler plan to be in the St. Charles parking lot between 10:30 - 11:00 am on those dates and then will deliver them to the Shelter where they will be taken to the hotels.

If you have any questions, give Kathy a call at 937-238-4483.