From sports to field trips and more, Faxon Elementary offers a variety of programs and services. We can’t do it alone; our community partners are key to our students’ success.
The Local Investment Commission (LINC) is a citizen-driven community collaborative involving efforts by the state of Missouri to work with neighborhood leaders, citizens, business, civic and labor leaders to improve the lives of children and families in Kansas City and Jackson County.
LINC, as it is often referred to, is involved in initiatives to provide employment to those on welfare, create new businesses in the central city, improve the delivery of human services, and help improve the lives of families and children.
The efforts are directed by a 36-member citizen commission created in November 1992. Professional advice and support is provided by a professional cabinet which meets with the commission. More than 700 volunteers – professionals, community leaders and citizens – are involved with LINC.
LINC is also the Community Partnership selected by the state of Missouri to administer the Caring Communities fund created by eight state departments – Social Services, Mental Health, Health, Labor, Elementary and Secondary Education, Corrections, Economic Development, and Public Safety – to support and develop school-linked/neighborhood-based services. The fund is used to support services at selected schools where interest is shown by parents, neighbors and the school principal. The effort involves 60 schools in five school districts. School-linked services are part of a larger effort to develop comprehensive integrated neighborhood services through neighborhood involvement, professional development and change management.
LINC is involved in other community efforts and partnerships. Its areas of concentration include: children and families, aging, health care, housing, school-linked services, welfare reform and business development.
We currently have 108 volunteers Partners in Learning (PALS) volunteers from around the community join our students to share the love of reading and math each week. PALS mentor Faxon students and provide them with individualized instruction for 30-60 minutes each week for an extra layer of one-on-one support to nurture their growth and support success.
Gen KC joins Faxon students twice a month to read to students, raise funding for special programs and help in the school however needed.
First Lego League Robotics
Thanks to the generosity of our many community partners like Front Porch Alliance, we offer First Lego League Robotics to all students, starting in kindergarten. Students have the opportunity to explore technology and practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Students design, build and program a robot and compete on a table-top playing field. It all adds up to a lot of fun as Faxon students learn to apply science, technology and engineering along with problem-solving skills to make complete their challenges.
My Very Own Library
Through a partnership with Scholastic, Faxon students receive new books throughout the school year. My Very Own Library encourages and supports students' love of reading by providing the opportunity to choose 10 brand new, free books to create their own home library.
Ms. Elis Brown works with Pre-K on children safety - "Don't talk to strangers, tell a parent, call 911."
Ms. Regina Adams works one-on-one with students to assist them in reaching the next level in reading.
Score One is an organization run by the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. It is funded by the Deron Cherry Foundation and provides health screening to thousands of children in several school districts in our area.
They screen our children for blood pressure, height, weight, vision, dental, and general physical assessment. They bring in medical doctors, dentists, and nurses who provide the screening. Following the screenings each child’s parents are notified in writing of the results of the screenings. Score One also has access to services that can be provided to our children such as dental care, eye glasses, nutritional/weight counseling and other services.
Student Activities & Programs:
- Mentoring Programs
- National Elementary Honor Society
- First Lego League Robotics Program, K – 6
- Student Council
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- WIN for KC
- Girls on the Run
- Ultimate Frisbee
- KC Ballet
- Chess Club
- Foster Grandparents