Not rendering correctly? View this email as a web page here.

February 2019

This Month at the Refugee Center and Community School

Community School Fast Facts:

Q: What are the core values of the Reynolds Community School?

A: Empowerment: We facilitate access to critical resources. We grow community leaders.

     Collaboration: We build relationships to strengthen our community.

     Equity: We meet individual needs with individual services.

     Community Impact: We achieve results that matter.


Q: What are the top 3 Strategic Priorities at Reynolds Community School?

A:   #1 Communication

      #2 Community Partnerships

       #3 Parental Engagement

Upcoming Events:

Related image

International Dinner: Thursday, May 23rd, 6:00- 8:00 PM 

Please join us for an international dinner in the Reynolds Gym. Families are encouraged to bring a large family-sized dish (to serve 8-10 people) from their culture, or their favorite dish, to share with others. The evening’s entertainment will include henna, dancing, cultural activities and a scavenger hunt with prizes!

We need your help! Know a restaurant or business that would like to donate food or prizes?

Contact Cate Gorham at

Stuff Your Face-Tival!: Sunday, May 5th 2019, 12:00 – 3:00 PM

Support Reynolds Middle School! Come celebrate the diversity of stuffed pastries in Lancaster—from empanadas to calzones, samosas to sambusas! Local restaurants & vendors will offer samples of their fare and compete for festival honors.


 Thank you!

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first “Coffee with the Principal” Event! And a special thank you to Wegmans Food Market for making this event possible through your donation of coffee and breakfast!


Volunteer Opportunities:

Image result for powerpacks backpacks

We need volunteers to help with Power Packs distribution. Distribution is on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 PM- 3:15PM.


Hygiene Program

Loice Byler, Refugee Center Cultural Navigator, facilitates hygiene workshops for students and families. During these workshops, she gives supplies such as new bath towels, deodorant, bath soap, washcloths, and new underwear for students.

If you would like to donate any items or volunteer for Power Packs, please contact Beth Boll at


  Shelby Miller, Community Education Newsletter Editor

The Refugee Center and
Community School at Reynolds
Reynolds Middle School
605 W Walnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17604

 Follow us on Twitter: New Call-to-action

uw logo