Remembering Stacey Verbeek
St. Philip’s celebrates the life and mourns the passing of our dear friend and ambassador, Stacey (Snyder) Verbeek. The Snyder family has long supported St. Philip’s for over two decades. We offer our sincerest condolences to Stacey’s mother, Bobbi, and the entire family during this difficult time. Our community is filled with gratitude for the compassionate and generous hand Stacey played in the St. Philip’s ministry.
Big 12 Media Days - Kid Reporter Program
Last month, our students returned to AT&T Stadium in Arlington to participate in the Big 12 Conference’s annual media days. The students became “kid reporters” for the day, interviewing players, coaches, and personnel from various Big 12 universities and affiliates. Our kids did an amazing job! Check out coverage by NBCDFW and WFAA.
Back to School Bash
To kick-off a grand school year of “Better Together” we invite you to join us for The Back 2 School Bash (formally known as Meet the Teacher) on August 14th from 5pm to 7pm. We will have games, music, sweet treats, and food for purchase.
First Day of School
The first day of school is set for August 17th! We are excited to welcome back all returning students as well as a handful of new students and families! Be sure to use #BetterTogether1600 for all your first day of school social media posts! 
Community Summer Fun Day
On Saturday, July 23, St. Philip’s held a Community Summer Fun Day, full of exciting games, tasty food and refreshments, and great music. Thank you to those who showed up and to those who volunteered!
Check Out the Latest Issue of The 1600

The summer edition of The 1600 Magazine is here!

Read about the addition of 7th grade, the impact of our We Believe campaign, Destiny Award Luncheon recap, and much more!

1600 In Action
Stay connected with St. Philip’s by following us on social media:
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Tag us in your posts and use these hashtags: #StPhilips1600 #YourDestinyIsHere #YouBelong
Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest blog entry. Enjoy this inspirational and thought-provoking message informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development. 

Class of 2007 alumni Maya Harris passed her comprehensives and is now Dr. Maya Harris earning her PhD in Material Science Engineering from EPFL in Switzerland. Congratulations to Dr. Harris, we wish her all the best as she opens a new chapter in life. 

If you went to St. Philip’s or participated in Athletics at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, we want to hear from you! We would love to stay in touch and continue to support you in all your future endeavors. Please send updates, graduation announcements and contact information to Breanna Turnley. 
There is still time to sign up for Saints Football and Cheer! Football registration is open for boys ages 4-12 years old. Cheer is a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to cheer, dance, and learn to be a part of a team. Registration for cheer and dance is open to all in the community ages 4-12. 3-year-old participants can join the team as mascots.

Football practice will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Cheer practice will be Tuesday and Thursday. Meals will be provided after each practice during the season.

Registration for Football and Cheer is open until August 24th. Cost is $75.
WE NEED YOU! Volunteers Make the World Go Round
Ready to make a difference? Become a volunteer coach at St. Philip's!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach, please email our Athletics Director, Coach Fletcher.
Aunt Bette's Community Pantry
We need your help this summer! Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry has volunteer slots available on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:45 am-11:45 am, Tuesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:45 pm, and Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
Volunteers continue to pick up surplus meals daily from Snap Kitchen at Mockingbird/Skillman. These meals are distributed through Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry, and through other nearby partners when our pantry is closed. Please send an email if you are interested in helping with this effort as a substitute driver. Pick-ups are in the mornings.
Gwen’s Garden
We would love YOUR help in Gwen's Garden! We need volunteers to assist with our community garden on the first Saturday of the month. The task of keeping the garden in constant motion requires several hours of labor. In addition to planting and harvesting, the garden must be routinely maintained, and that is where you can help. Volunteers are needed to weed, plant, harvest, and perform any other duties which lend themselves to the upkeep and general beautification of the garden. 
Dina Dixon has been volunteering in the pantry since the very beginning, and she continues to support the pantry with her weekly service and the coordination of donations from her Liverpool Supporters Club. Recently, Dina also raised funds to purchase sturdy retractable wagon carts for our neighbors who visit our pantry on foot. Thank you, Dina, for all that you continue to do for Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry!
Big Thanks to Empire Roofing!
Empire Roofing has recently donated their time and materials to install new roofs and complete roof repairs for three former liquor stores on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. that St. Philip’s is in the process of renovating for new uses. Empire also spent a day repairing roofs on the main campus. We are incredibly thankful to Matt Kelley and Empire Roofing for their continued generosity and investment in our community. Tyler Lea and his teams worked extremely hard to complete these projects in this intense Texas heat. Empire Roofing is making an important impact in our community development efforts to revitalize the MLK Corridor.
Register to become an Aunt Bette’s Client
Residents may register to become a client of Aunt Bette’s Food Pantry by stopping in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Clients will be provided with appointments to shop every 2 weeks. Visitors from any zip code or clients without an appointment are welcome to stop by during hours of operation and receive a limited supply of emergency food. Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry serves residents from the 75210 and 75215 zip codes. Contact 214-753-5600 for more information or to schedule an enrollment appointment.
Our Hearts (and Classrooms) are Full!
We are pleased to inform you that we are at capacity for PK2-6th grade! There are limited seats still available for 7th grade. Email the admissions department for information and to apply.  

St. Philip’s is excited to welcome new faces and welcome back familiar faces for our 2022-2023 school year! Applications for the 2023-2024 school year open November 1st.
Review Our School
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Friends of St. Philip’s continues to generously support the mission of St. Philip’s through various volunteer opportunities, including the food pantry, athletics, faculty and staff appreciations and tutoring.
Save the Date: Bingo, BBQ, & the Blues
Bingo, BBQ, & the Blues is returning on Wednesday, October 26. Last year’s event was a blast, and we hope to have even more fun this year! Stay tuned for more details regarding special guests, events, and musical performances!
Donations Needed
Do you have connections to a hotel or restaurants near downtown? We are looking for donations and discounts to host the eleven-member committee for the once-every-decade ISAS Accreditation visit. We need hotel rooms, a conference room at the same hotel, food for a reception, three breakfasts, three lunches and three dinners. Please email Tina Stansbury if you can help.
Join Us!
If you have been an annual member in the past, it’s time to renew your membership or if you would like to join us (memberships begin at $50) please click here.
St. Philip's Merch Store
Our merch store offers a variety of apparel and limited edition 75th anniversary items. Every purchase you make at the St. Philip’s Merchandise Store supports the organization’s operational initiatives.

Experience Feedback Box
We want to hear from you! We now have an anonymous form that can be submitted electronically to offer feedback regarding your experience, suggestions, or compliments.
How You Can Help
For those who have asked what you can do to support St. Philip’s – PRAY and DONATE. Our needs and that of those we serve continue and grow daily. You can make an online charitable donation here to support our families.