Destiny Award Luncheon Recap
Our 22nd Annual Destiny Award Luncheon was BIG! The biggest fundraising event of the year, the largest attendance ever, the biggest keynote speaker standing at 7ft. 1in, and the most funds ever raised for our Destiny Award Luncheon in 22 years of existence! On Wednesday, February 23rd, friends, family and supporters of St. Philip’s School and Community Center gathered at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in the Landmark Ballroom to help us exceed our fundraising goal of $1 million dollars to a grand total of $1.2 million. All funds raised will directly benefit services promoting our Christian education, senior services, hunger, student engagement, and athletics. The luncheon featured a moderated conversation between Coach Avery Johnson and the four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA Finals MVP and Entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal! We were honored to present Dr. Bobby Lyle with the 2022 Mona & David Munson Humanitarian Award in recognition of his tremendous leadership, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic work in North Texas. We would like to send a BIG thank you to everyone who gave their time, treasures, and talent to make this year's Destiny Award Luncheon a tremendous success. 
Alumni Chapel
Join us for a special Alumni Chapel on Friday, March 11th at 8:25 a.m. for fellowship and fun in the Morning Star Chapel. All alums are welcome! RSVP is required to adhere to COVID protocols. RSVP here by Wednesday, March 9th!
Virtual Admissions Preview
Don't miss our virtual Admissions preview on March 29th at 12pm or 5:30pm. Our admissions team will discuss the application process, tuition assistance, and our curriculum which gives students hands-on learning experiences in the areas of math, science, social studies, technology, foreign language, and performing arts. Register here.
Boy Scouts Enjoy the Mavericks Game
On February 8th, our Boy Scouts were able to watch the Dallas Mavericks take on the Detroit Pistons at American Airlines Center. We are grateful to the Dallas Mavericks Organization for providing tickets to the game!
SMU Literacy Tutoring 
This spring, SMU students are providing twice-weekly literacy tutoring to eligible St. Philip’s kindergarten through 2nd-grade students using Friends on the Block, an early literacy curriculum. We are grateful for this invaluable opportunity for our students, and our families. Through this relationship, the SMU students are provided a teaching and learning opportunity that integrates meaningful community service along with sound pedagogical instruction in reading tutoring, interactive social-emotional learning activities, and reflective practice.
Heritage Program 
On Friday, March 4th our first graders put on their Annual Heritage Program called Walking in Memphis by Anna L. Pechak. Each student did a short presentation on the famous African American they chose. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
1600 In Action
Stay connected with St. Philip’s by following us on social media. Click on the links for a few highlights, in case you missed them!
Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest blog entry about the unimaginable dangers in schools and how you can choose your child's school SMARTLY. Enjoy this inspirational and thought-provoking message informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development.s

Maya Skinner currently works as a multimedia journalist at WUTV FOX29 Buffalo. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Missouri in May 2018. From September 2018-December 2019 she was a floor director, photographer, Saturday reporter and Red-Carpet Reporter for KOMU. From December 2019-December 2021, she worked as a Multimedia Journalist and fill-in weekend anchor for WSIL-TV. We are so proud of you Maya! Great things lie ahead! (This information is corrected from the previous newsletter)
Congratulations are in order for St Philip's Alum, Endyia Rogers. Endyia has reached yet another milestone in her basketball career, scoring a career high of 1,000 points. Be sure to keep up with Endyia and the Oregon Ducks throughout the remainder of the season!
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. 
16th Annual Paul Bryson Tournament
Please join us for our 16th Annual Paul Bryson Basketball Tournament from March 10th - 13th. 6U-14U boys and girls teams will play games throughout the weekend. The Paul “PBO” Bryson Invitational Basketball Classic was established in 2005 in memory of one of St. Philip’s most dedicated parents and Community Center volunteers. This annual tournament honors Mr. Bryson’s noble legacy and raises scholarship funds to support the education of children in the community. His daughters, Tiffany and Candice, both college graduates, were the first beneficiaries of this unique fundraiser. You can find the tournament schedule here.
Soccer Registration
It’s time to register your boys and girls for Saints Soccer! All boys and girls ages 3-10 years old are eligible to play. Registration is open until March 10th, with practice beginning on March 22nd. Sign up today!
Volunteers needed in Athletics!
We are in need of volunteer help in Athletics for weekend events. Please consider signing up for a shift in the concession stand or the admissions gate. Please share this link with anyone you know who may be looking for volunteer hours or would be a great fit to help on game days.
We need your help to provide pre-packaged boxes of staple foods, along with bags of produce, dairy and frozen meats, for curbside distribution to our clients. Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry has a few volunteer slots available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45am-11:15 am and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. All volunteers must wear masks and gloves, maintain safe social distance, and neighbors are required to wear masks upon arrival. Masks are provided on a need basis. Sign up to volunteer.  
Michael McQuay started volunteering in Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry in 2015, with a passion for giving back to the community. In early retirement in 2011, working with the Texas Department of State Health Services, McQuay used his days off to volunteer in the pantry and a couple of other charitable organizations. In July 2021, he retired from the state which has allowed him to devote even more time to volunteering. When asked why he volunteers, McQuay said it’s because it brings him joy. “When I give to others I get just as much joy and satisfaction out of it as the people that are receiving the help,” said McQuay.
Dallas County Community College Workshops
Are you interested in starting a small business? Do you need support for your existing small business? Or would you like to learn skills for a related trade? Dallas County Community College District is providing the resources. Click here for more information,
- Small business Financial Literacy
- Small business support
- Wielding program
- Machining program
Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator
Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, is committed to equipping more than one million people— including people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth, older workers, veterans and military families, and people who are transitioning back into society with the digital skills they need to advance their careers. Classes are offered at no cost to you at the WeCreation Center, 3016 Colonial Ave, Dallas, TX 75215 on March 16, March 23, April 20, and April 27. 
- Basic Computer skills
- Intro to Microsoft word
- Intro to Microsoft Excel
- Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
If you want to register or have questions, email or contact Kim Coleman at 214-638-2800 ext. 152
We have over $1M in Tuition Assistance to make private school affordable for your family! New Student Applications are open for the 2022-2023 school year! Our next application deadline is April 15th, and we want you, your family, and friends to be a part of our St. Philip’s Family. 
Review Our School
Tell the world what you think about St. Philip’s School and Community Center. Leave us a review on Niche. Niche is a tool used to make choosing the perfect school for your family easier. Due to our parents' and supporters’ positive reviews, our school has received an A+ overall ranking on Niche. These reviews will be seen by prospective families searching for an educational home for their students. View our profile on Niche and scroll to the bottom of the page to leave your review.
Earn Cash or Tuition Credit for Your Student: You can save money by referring a family or friend!
You can earn up to $2,000 tuition credit or $500 cash for your family. In appreciation, for each new student you refer that enrolls and attends St. Philip’s, your family will be awarded through our New Family Referral Program! For information about incentives for alumni, current families, or faculty and staff click here.
Charting Student Pathways
St. Philip’s School and Community Center believes in the power of education and the wonderful cohesion of an academic, emotional, and spiritual foundation. We desire for our students to experience and implement in their own lives, a Love of God, Love of Self, Love of Learning, and love of others. The school’s Student Pathway concept serves as an outline to prepare our students to be the future leaders and productive citizens God calls them to be, as they stand on the solid foundation laid by their St. Philip’s experience. 
Friends of St. Philip’s is an auxiliary group seeking creative ways to champion the faculty and staff as they work tirelessly to serve the school and the surrounding community. Membership is open to all.

Renew Your Membership
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.

General Membership Meeting
Please join us for our re-schedule General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 30, at 10:00am at the home of FOSP members Emily and Todd Massey. More info to come. 

Volunteers Needed for Family Bingo Night
We are looking for volunteers to help us with Family Bingo Night for St. Philip’s employees and their families on Friday April 29th. We could use help anytime between 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the day of the event. If you are not available the day of the event but want to help, we have preparation duties leading up to the event. Please contact Cathy Anwyl, FOSP Volunteer Coordinator at 
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.

Join Our Team
YOU are our best source of referrals! If you know someone who is interested in a career opportunity within our organization that holds these Core Values: (1) Servant Heart (2) Respectful (3) Trustworthy (4) Pursuing Excellence (5) Collaborative, and (6) Dedicated – send them to our website to learn more.

Current Job Opportunities: Substitute Teacher | Academic Advisor- School Counselor| Digital Content Specialist
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.