Children's Classes

Crosswalk kids will learn about listening and responding to God.

CrossWalk-aged students (4-year olds through 5th graders this past school year), with assistance from the Youth, will turn their minds and hearts toward mission in June as Mission: Possible returns. Each Sunday students will focus on a specific need in our community, and they will participate in a hands-on activity to help answer that need.
Three of our Sundays will be focused on food needs in Suffolk and on the Eastern Shore:  

  • Food for Migrant Farm Workers. We will be working with the Presbytery’s Hunger Ministry Team, which supplies migrant camps on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with food and other supplies. We will be putting together canvas grocery bags of food with the following ingredients: MASECA cornmeal for tortillas, bags of dried beans (pinto or black only), oil for cooking, rice (enriched long grain only), and canned jalapeno peppers. If you have spare reusable grocery bags to donate, we can use those, too! Farmworkers are the backbone of the local agricultural economy, but they often do not have enough to eat. Help us help them.
  • Summer Cereal Drive. Again, we’ll be working with the Hunger Ministry Team of PEVA. Children who rely on free or reduced price breakfast and lunch at school often go without enough to eat during the summer at home. We’ll be collecting boxes of cereal and oatmeal, and our Mission: Possible kids will pack them up. One half will go to Suffolk’s Food Pantry, and PEVA will take the other half to regional food banks. Please donate any size boxes of cereal and oatmeal.
  • Blessing Bags. One of St. Andrew’s most popular mission projects is our bin of Blessing Bags – zip-lock bags with water and snacks – that members keep in their cars and hand out to those in need they encounter in our surrounding communities. We have heard wonderful stories of kids who insist that their families make u-turns in the middle of traffic, just so that they can get to someone who needs help. We are hoping that we can get: small bottles of water, peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers, granola bars, small packages of nuts, etc.

All donations may be put in marked bins in the Atrium. Deadline for all donations is Sunday, June 16.

Infant – Age 2. Our caregivers are delighted to be entrusted with St. Andrew’s youngest members in our clean, safe, and inviting Infant Nursery. Room 13

Age 3. Our young preschoolers hear bible stories, color, work on craft activities, and play with their friends, all under the loving care of our team of teachers in Room 12.


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Camp Stay and Play Registration and Information

Each school year we work and play at St. Andrew Preschool to make learning fun. This summer we will continue the fun. We are offering 8 weekly sessions and daily drop off rates for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Time-10:00am-1:00pm Bring a packed lunch

Session 1: June 4-6 – At the Zoo                               Session 5:  July 16-18 - Cooking

Session 2: June 11-13 – Transportation                     Session 6:  July 23-25 - Dinosaurs

Session 3: June 18-20 – Camping/Fishing                 Session 7:  August 6-8 - Art

Session 4: July 9-11 – Pirates & Princesses              Session 8:  August 13-15 - Beach/luau

  • Cost Registration fee (one-time payment) - $20/child or $30/family
  • Weekly Sessions- $65
  • Sibling Rate- $60
  • Daily Drop In- $25
  • Sibling Rate- $20
  • Cash Only

Requirements: The summer camp is open to children ages 2 years to 6 years who are potty trained. Campers need to be registered and have a copy of their birth certificate and medical forms before camp begins. Updated medical forms can be obtained from your child’s pediatrician or from… . Remember that Part 1, Health Information Form is completed by the parent. For current students and past students, we have medical forms and birth certificates on file. We have only 15 slots available for each session. A minimum of 4 kids must be registered by the Friday before each session in order to have camp that week. Session fees are nonrefundable except in the event of cancellation by staff. Text ahead to find out if a drop-in slot is available. Contact the church secretary and ask for Clarinda Tabinga or Andrea Rotan if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at St. Andrew Preschool’s Camp Stay and Play. Come join the fun!

Kirk Night:  April 10th is last Kirk Night for Spring term; will resume in the Fall

Kirk Night, named for the Scottish word for church, is St. Andrew's mid-week program for all ages. Kirk Night begins each week with supper at 5:45 p.m. The cost for the meal is $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. Menus are listed in the Events section.   Programs begin at 6:30.

Art class:  Children in first through fifth grades work on art projects in Room 103 on the first floor of the education building from 6:30-7:30. This group is led by Beth Lyon-Suhring.

Bells: Jubilee Bells is St. Andrew’s beginning hand bell choir. Minimum age is 2nd grade. Jubilee Bells meets in the choir room on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00. Celebration Bells is St. Andrew’s advanced hand bell choir for experienced ringers, 5th grade through adult. Celebration Bells meets in the choir room on Wednesdays from 7:00-7:45.

Children’s Choir: Music Makers, St. Andrew’s children’s choir for ages 4-6, meets to sing and share, and they regularly perform for morning worship. They practice in Room 14 behind the sanctuary on Wednesdays during Kirk Night from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Chimes: In Children’s Chimes, children ages 5-8 learn to read music, play an instrument, and share music in worship. The chimes choir meets in Room 14 on Wednesdays during Kirk Night from 7:00 - 7:30.

Childcare:  Childcare is available for infants through 3 year olds.  4 and 5 year olds may attend the nursery if parents are in class or practice. Older children must either be in a class or with their parents during the 6:30-7:30 time period.