Where To Leave Kids During Teacher Walkout? This May Help!

posted by Kathi Yeager - 

With the teacher walkout just days away, a lot of us parents are scrambling to figure out where to safely take our kiddos, while we're at work.  So I asked you on the air, to send info and I grabbed some resources from our TV partners at KFOR!

Seems there are several organizations stepping up to help families in need of childcare.

 Several organizations said they would open their doors to help care for children who have nowhere else to go.

In addition to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum Oklahoma, another museum said it is making its own plans in the event of a walkout.

The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will host daily drop-in activities for children if a walkout occurs.

Some churches in Tulsa are even working to create day camps for children in that area.

Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Edmond has announced that it will be offering a free day camp for students throughout the walkout.

If your children like adventure, RIVERSPORT Adventure Park is hosting day camps for children with an adventurous streak.

For the more creative children, Edmond Fine Arts Institute is offering a daily art camp during the teacher walkout.

If you are looking for a way to entertain your children, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is offering free admission to teachers and children during a potential teacher walkout.

For some families, feeding their children can be a struggle. However, Shawnee schools announced that they will be feeding children throughout the duration of the walkout.

Edmond & Oklahoma City Public Schools alerted parents about its plan to make sure kids will be able to eat, even if the schools are closed.

MetroFamily posted some other meal options, as you may not realize for some kids, school provides their only meal option...

MEALS

Edmond Public Schools

405-340-2800

*Students currently receiving meals through Edmond’s Child Nutrition program, as well as anyone between the ages of 1 and 18, will be eligible for meals at several schools in the district. Transportation will be provided from all schools to and from the designated cafeterias on a daily schedule. More details on locations, times and transportation will be available at a later date.  

 

Feed the Children

*Pre-packaged, single-serve meals are available to community partners and schools. Teacher kits with 18-20 meals are available through the Oklahoma City store on each district’s designated shopping days. Eligible school districts and teachers’ regularly scheduled shopping days can be found at www2.feedthechildren.org/okcteacherstore. Pallets of kits with about 640 meals are available through the Oklahoma City distribution center. Interested community partners and districts should call 1-800-627-4556 for more information. 

 

Infant Crisis Services

4224 N Lincoln Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-528-3663

*Client families affected by the walkout can receive an additional food pack. Call 405-528-3663 to make an appointment and/or inquire about client requirements.

 

Oklahoma City Public Schools district-wide meal assistance

405-587-0000

*Grab-and-go boxed lunches will be provided throughout the district using school buses. A comprehensive plan for the daily lunch pick-up locations will be available after Spring Break. Visit www.okcps.org/teacherwalkout for more information. 

 

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

405-972-1111

*Meal production will be increased through Hope’s Kitchen, providing meals to children through partner Kids Café sites. Also, boxes of nutritious food will be available to families through community-based partner agencies throughout central and western Oklahoma. Visit regionalfoodbank.org/supportstudents or call 405-972-1111 for locations where meals and family boxes will be available.

*Volunteers are needed to prepare, pack, distribute and serve food. Register at regionalfoodbank.org/signup.

*Monetary donations are also being accepted via regionalfoodbank.org/supportstudents. If schools do not close, or after the food assistance needs of students and families impacted by the walkout are met, donations will be used to support existing Food for Kids Programs, which serve nearly 44,000 Oklahoma children each year.

 

Life Changes and Wellness Special Event

8515 NE 25th St

Spencer, OK 73084

405-514-8802

*Meals available to children ages 1 to 18; served Monday through Friday from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

 

Moore Public Schools

405-735-4200

*Any child age 18 and under in the Moore Public School’s attendance boundaries is eligible for free breakfast and lunch at the following school sites: Central, Fairview, Southgate, Bryant, Kelley, Sky Ranch, Kingsgate, Houchin, Santa Fe, Apple Creek, Plaza Towers, Northmoor, Winding Creek Elementary School, Central Junior High, Highland West Junior High and Moore West Junior High. More details, including meal start and end times, will be available after Spring Break. 

 

Mid-Del Schools Administration Building

7217 SE 15th St

Midwest City, OK 73110

405-737-4461

*Meals available to any child age 18 or younger during length of teacher walkout. Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

Cornerstone Church

9900 SE 15th

Midwest City, OK 73130

405-737-5599

*Meals available to any child age 18 or younger during length of teacher walkout. Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

Eastpointe Community Church

6801 S Anderson Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73150

405-737-4447 

*Meals available to any child age 18 or younger during length of teacher walkout. Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

Sunnylane Family Church

4221 SE 41st St

Del City, OK 73115

405-677-0631

*Meals available to any child age 18 or younger during length of teacher walkout. Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

Sunny Lane United Methodist Church

2020 S Sunnylane Rd

Oklahoma City, OK 73115

405-677-3347

*Meals available to any child age 18 or younger during length of teacher walkout. Breakfast served from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

 

Bethany Public Schools

405-789-3801

*Bethany students are eligible for free sack lunches throughout the walkout. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the elementary/middle school cafeteria. 

 

Putnam City Schools

405-495-5200

*Breakfast and lunch available to Putnam City School District students age 18 and under at the following sites: Arbor Grove Elementary, Hilldale Elementary, Ralph Downs Elementary, Tulakes Elementary, Western Oaks Elementary and Wiley Post Elementary. Breakfast served from 7:30-8:30 a.m.; lunch from 11 a.m.-noon.

SO... What about your family?  Share your resources....  

What are your plans?  If you have other ideas, share them here and let's hope for everything to work out well for all involved! 


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