J. W. Dobbs Elementary School

John Wesley Dobbs Elementary School is located about 20 minutes by car from Morningside Presbyterian Church on the southwest side of Atlanta (read more about the school on their site). MPC adopted Dobbs Elementary as our partner school at the beginning of the 2016 fall term and will again tutor students during the 2019/2020 school year.

Morningside’s Participation

  • Mentoring: Volunteers are needed to mentor reading to specific second and third grade students on the second Wednesday of the month during the school year. Each mentor works one-on-one with the same student each month, building skills and having fun following assignments set by the classroom teacher. Mentors sometimes carpool and go to lunch after mentoring.

  • Teacher Appreciation Events: Volunteers are also needed throughout the school year, as MPC provides lunch, coffee and doughnuts, or ice cream socials to the teachers and staff. In 2019, MPC sponsored a work day to remodel the teachers’ lounge, and volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

  • Collections: Morningside has collections for the Dobbs Incentive Room, a place where students who earn points for various achievements and behaviors can claim rewards. We also hold an annual school supply collection for the students.

How You Can Get Involved

Send an email to the church office to get connected with the people who can help you sign up to mentor or volunteer for teacher appreciation events.