Happy 75th Anniversary SPSCC! 
St. Philip’s School and Community Center is Celebrating 75 Years of Wondrous Works! We have been blessed to provide an unparalleled educational experience and compatible community services through a faith-based experience for the past 75 years. As we continue our ministry in the years to come, our vison stands stronger than ever before: “Transforming the world by faith, education, and service.”

Stay tuned to the 75th Anniversary page on our website to keep up with all the wonderful events and activities we have planned.
ICYMI: NBC 5 Community Conversations: Call for Change
Dr. Flowers was featured in a segment on NBC 5 called “Community Conversations: Call for Change”. In this segment community leaders and members converse about what we are seeing unfold in our country in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the call for change. Dr. Flowers joined our partners Linda McMahon with the real-estate council, and Pastor Chris Simmons of Cornerstone Baptist Church to discuss a recent grant from AT&T for Affordable Housing and how it will be beneficial for our South Dallas Community.
Find out why YOU BELONG at St. Philip's!
November Virtual Admissions Preview 
Join us for a Virtual Admissions Preview, November 11th at 8:00am. Learn more about our curriculum which gives students hands-on learning experiences in the areas of math, science, social studies, technology, foreign language and performing arts. Register now..
Visit our Admissions Office Virtually! 
Our virtual admissions office is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm; and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11am to 1pm. We are here to answer your questions about St. Philip's School & Community Center, our admissions process, our academics, and more.
New Student Referral Incentive Program
Earn tuition credit for your student! For each new student you refer that enrolls and attends St. Philip’s, your family will be awarded a $200 tuition credit through our referral program!
North Texas Giving Day Update
Thank you for making our 2020 North Texas Giving Day a HUGE success. With your help, we met and exceeded our goal, raising $137,684 to make WISHes come true. We are so appreciative of your support which ensures positive change in the lives of every child, every family, and every block St. Philip’s touches! Because of donors like you, we can continue our mission of transforming lives through FAITH, EDUCATION, and SERVICE for another 75 years.
Harvest Days
Friday, September 25th would have been the late Mrs. Gwendolyn Barjon’s birthday. To honor and celebrate her life, we held a weeklong Harvest Days celebration. The week started with a mural unveiling (painted by our very own alumni and former art teacher, Juan Hernandez) along with the sharing of special memories, songs, and prayers. During our Harvest Days celebration, those who knew and loved Mrs. Barjon brought gifts of fresh produce to be donated to our food pantry or seeds/seedlings to be used for our garden. Thank you to everyone who donated. Happy Heavenly Birthday Mrs. Barjon, you are so loved and missed.
Alumni News 
Malcolm Herod, Class of 2014: Featured in Bridge Lacrosse’s podcast discussing his St. Philip’s experience, being shaped by the Bridge program, his ESD experience, racism in lacrosse, his hopes and dreams, and much more.
Nakeie Montgomery: Featured in an article in UNCUT Duke. UNCUT allows athletes to be themselves by empowering them to tell and share stories. Montgomery shares about his life beyond lacrosse. This includes his time at St. Philip’s, his family, upbringing, and how his village helped him become the young man he is today.
Gabriel Letcher, Class of 2015: One of six ESD students to be accepted into the All-American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) for his film “The Life of a Penny.” The AAHSFF is the premier destination for talented high school filmmakers and media arts enthusiasts from around the world. Each year, they receive thousands of submissions and judges select the best of the best to be screened at the festival.
Anthony Andrews, Class of 2014: The Preston Hollow Magazine featured Andrews and how life at St. Mark’s has prepared him to be a successful student-athlete. The three-sport athlete at St. Mark’s is now attending Yale, playing on the football team and studying engineering. Although the Ivy League isn’t playing football this year due to the Coronavirus, Read how Andrews plans to use this year to better himself in school and on the field.
Girls Night Out Goes Virtual!
This fun-filled mentorship and networking program for young ladies in 1st through 12th grades has gone virtual! Girls will engage with Junior League mentors in small and large groups for fun, educational, creative, and meaningful activities. Themes will include goal-setting, health and wellness, public speaking, and leadership. Each night will end with the broadcast of a popular movie (optional)! Sign up for our next Girls Night Out event on October 9th.
Join our E-Sports League! 
Do you have what it takes to be the Madden Champ? Register Today for a chance to win $150, a trophy, and bragging rights. Join our E-Sports league by October 8th. Competition levels begin at age 10 and up! Register today!
Kid Mogul Academy - Virtual!
Kid Mogul provides opportunities for students to become entrepreneurs and to strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. For the next 10 weeks students will be creating a t-shirt business from the ground up. This will teach students the skills to build or create any type of business they want. For more information, check out our welcome video.
Free Baseball & Softball Clinic
Presented by Baseball and Bibles at St. Philip's School and Community Center for players ages 6 to 12 and their Parents / Guardians / Coaches
Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 - 1:00 to 4:30 PM

Clinic includes:
• On-field instruction, baseball & softball skills for players, parents / guardians and coaches.
• Life lessons and devotionals
• Excerpts from our Baseball and Bibles book

What to bring / wear - Players should bring a baseball glove and bat if they have one, if not, no worries!

COVID Guidelines
• Participation limited to 60 players
• Social distancing observed
• Mask required for everyone!

To register, please send your Player’s name, age, and a phone number to efletcher@stphilips.com. We look forward to a FUN afternoon on Oct 18th!
Virtual Legal Clinic
Our Legal Clinic is now being offered virtually. This is a free legal aid clinic in collaboration with the D.V.A.P (Dallas Volunteer Attorneys Program). The clinics offer free legal advice and consultation in civil matters for those who qualify under Legal Aid’s income eligibility guidelines. The virtual clinic is offered every Thursday. If you or anyone you may know needs legal assistance, please sign up here. Download a flyer here.
Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest entry on the revival of “MySpace.” He touches on a MySpace that is very present in our lives today, including re-examining spatial distancing in the midst of a pandemic, and the “MySpace” opportunity as it relates to race. Enjoy this inspirational and thought-provoking message informed by his faith, ministry in education, and community development. Read the Blog
Book Drive 
Friends of St. Philip’s is pleased to partner with Interabang Books to provide new books to all clients and families of Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry at St. Philip’s School & Community Center. By purchasing a book here, you can share the gift of reading with our community clients. Friends of St. Philip’s will hand deliver your purchased books to Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry where clients may select the literature of their choice to take home to share with their families.
Volunteers in Action!
Vicki Eastland, a longtime teacher at Parish Episcopal School, was introduced to St. Philip’s nearly 25 years ago. Through the years, Vicki has volunteered at the Thanksgiving Feast and at the Mother's Day Store. Recently, she was excited to begin a regular Monday route picking up surplus meals from Snap Kitchen in Uptown for Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry. Vicki and her husband Mike consider St. Philip’s to be one of their philanthropic priorities.
After volunteering during the Samaritan’s Feet shoe giveaway event, Young Men's Service League (YMSL) Dallas Chapter worked in Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry on Sunday, October 4th, doing inventory, bagging produce, and assembling boxes of food items. The boys and their moms assembled harvest bags and distributing them to 200 neighbors in our community. The harvest bags included a mum, decorative pumpkin, fruits and vegetables, a flyer with information on upcoming community events and resources, and a handwritten note. We are honored that YMSL chose St. Philip’s for their “Ultimate Gift” service project. The “Ultimate Gift” is an annual chapter-wide project for YMSL, typically done in the fall by all YMSL chapters across the nation as large community projects for students in each grade to participate with their moms.
Aunt Bette's Community Pantry
Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry needs Volunteers! There is an opportunity for a limited number of volunteers to sign up for shifts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45am-11:30am. All volunteers must wear masks and gloves, maintain safe social distancing, and neighbors are required to wear masks upon arrival. Masks are provided for those without one. Sign up to volunteer.

Recycle Your Paper or Plastic Bags! We are always in need of paper and plastic shopping bags for Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry. In addition to regular sized grocery bags, we also need slightly larger bags, similar to those from Bed Bath & Beyond and Target. Please feel free to drop off your bags at our pantry during hours of operation.

We are also in need of wrapped plastic cutlery, such as those given with take-out orders. These are distributed to our neighbors receiving Snap Kitchen meals. If you have gently used rolling duffle bags and suitcases to donate, we would appreciate those as well. These would enable clients without transportation to easily transport their groceries home.
Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Giveaway
Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Giveaway helped put shoes on the feet of nearly 800 children and adults. In partnership with Truist Bank and Samaritan’s Feet, this event was held on our campus on Saturday October 3rd. Each person received a “Hope Tote” that contained a new pair of shoes, socks, toiletries, and an encouraging handwritten message. Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) Dallas Chapter from ESD provided the volunteer manpower for the day. These boys and their mothers not only distributed the shoes, but they also helped with the logistics to keep everything running properly. We are so grateful for their service.
Tackle Hunger Souper Bowl of Caring
Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry has been selected to participate in the Tackle Hunger Souper Bowl of Caring. Souper Bowl of Caring uses the energy around football’s biggest celebration to inspire youth to tackle hunger across the country. Each campaign runs throughout the American football season, starting in September through the Super Bowl. St. Philip’s supporters can make donations to our campaign portal which directly supports our pantry. When the campaign comes to an end around the time of the Super Bowl, we will report our total number of donations, which will be added to a collective total throughout the country. Last year, with thousands of individuals and groups participating the Souper Bowl of Caring donated over $10.6 Million to help feed the hungry. Donate today!
Premier Transportation Partnership 
Our longtime supporter, Premier Transportation, is volunteering their time and company vehicles to pick up surplus food from the Super Target at Skillman/Abrams on Fridays to deliver to Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry. In addition, Premier has offered to donate 5% of sales back to SPSCC for any new accounts set up by friends and supporters of St. Philip’s. This rebate will continue to yield 5% of proceeds for all rides associated with these new accounts. If your business begins using Premier, this promotion will apply to all of its employees’ business and personal travel as well. Contact Eric Devlin for information regarding this new rebate program: Eric1@premierofdallas.com or 214.351.7000, ext. 101.
Friends of St. Philip's
Friends of St. Philip’s (Friends) is an auxiliary group that supports St. Philip’s School and Community Center as ambassadors through service and fundraising. Friends officially kicked off in July 2019, and we were thrilled to welcome 190 members in our first year. Visit our page for a quick recap of Friends’ activities during our inaugural year. Due to the pandemic-related uncertainties, we extended our initial membership period through the end of 2020. All memberships will be recognized on a calendar-year basis going forward. We hope that you will join Friends of St. Philip’s, or renew your membership today. Please encourage friends to join, as well. Email and let us know if you have any questions regarding renewal or membership.
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.