KATHY VANWIE gets a little help in the Teachers’ Cupboard at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church from Asher Johnson, 2.							        Ian Stepleton photo
KATHY VANWIE gets a little help in the Teachers’ Cupboard at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church from Asher Johnson, 2. Ian Stepleton photo

     BEING A TEACHER ISN’T easy. Between preparing curriculum and grading and maintaining an orderly classroom, teaching can be an interesting balancing act.

     So what do you do when you don’t have enough classroom supplies? Or, what if you have a student who doesn’t have note pads, pens or other necessities for the school year?

     Then, often in the past, that burden could fall on the teachers’ shoulders.

     But St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 217 Houston St., would like to take a share of that burden.

     Starting Saturday, Sept. 22, St. Peter’s will open the “Teachers’ Cupboard” every second and fourth weekends of the month.

     St. Peter’s describes it as “a free supply cupboard for teachers in  Ripon and the surrounding area.” ...

     To read the entire column, including what the Teacher’s Cupboard will do when it doesn't have the supplies a teacher is seeking, see the Sept. 6, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.