Teacher Walkout: Resources For Green Country Parents

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 9:12 am
By: News On 6

Community and faith organizations are working to help Green Country families during the Oklahoma teacher walkout. We have compiled a list of some of the organizations and churches that are offering help.

If you are involved in a group that is providing childcare to the public and aren't included here, please message us on Facebook with your plans, phone number, address and any other information parents and guardians will need to enroll.

The United Way has also compiled a list of resources. You can find that list here.

Complete Coverage: School Shutdown


Bartlesville Boys & Girls Club
401 S. Seminole Ave. 918-336-3636
Preparing to provide full-day supervision, including meals, to any of its members who will not otherwise have a secure place to stay during the suspension period. Current club members or their parents should go to the club or call 918-336-3636 now to ensure registration in this special program.

Bartlesville YMCA
101 N. Osage Ave. 918-336-0713
Expanding its YMCA Elementary School Age Care Program to full-day care, including meals, in the event of a school suspension. The program is open to the students currently enrolled in the YMCA Elementary School Age Care Program with additional enrollment to other students as space is available. Space is limited at each school site.


Bixby Outreach Center
Working with the Bixby Community Alliance and other members of the Bixby community, the Bixby Outreach Center will be providing food options for those in need. Details coming soon.

Daily Family YMCA
During the teacher walkout the Daily Family YMCA will be providing a childcare options to the Bixby community. Details coming soon.

Eight Acres Camp
14775 S. Lewis Ave., Bixby, 918.640.2493
"Eight Acres Camp will be open IF there is a teacher walkout beginning April 2nd. Camp hours 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. $30 per day per child. Bring a sack lunch. Snacks and drinks provided. RSVP to 918-640-2493 to save a spot for your child. We will need registration forms available on our website. EightAcres.com"

Broken Arrow 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
In the event of a teacher walkout, starting April 2, 2018, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa are offering a Free Educational Alternative to families looking for a safe and fun place for their children ages 5 to 17 during the day.

Call today to reserve your spot at: 
Boys & Girls Club Broken Arrow – 918-258-7545, 1400 W. Washington, Broken Arrow, 74012

Playtime Plus
2566 East Kenosha Broken Arrow, 918-451-9336
Playtime Plus is a drop-in childcare center with hourly rates. They will be open extended hours during a possible teacher walkout, on a first-come basis.


From Operation Lunchbox:

The Ministerial Alliance is partnering with Mercy Chefs to prepare approximately 2,500 lunch meals and snacks each weekday of the walk out.  

The meals will be prepared and then be sent out to various community churches which will serve as distribution centers. Other distribution centers may be added as needs are identified. Distribution centers will be open from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM daily.

Parents we encourage you to take advantage of this FREE service between 10:30a -1p. If you can not pick up the food please contact the church DIRECTLY. They have made arrangements to deliver to any family not able to get to the site during the specified distribution times.   

First United Methodist, 1615 OK-88, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-4580

First Christian, 200 E 5th St, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-1199

Claremore Nazarene, 1336 N Dorothy Ave, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-3043

Memorial Height Baptist, 1500 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-5952

St. Andrews Methodist, 9472 OK-20, Claremore, OK 74019, 918-341-5435

First Baptist, 107 E Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-8181

Vessel, 1301 W Country Club Rd, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-398-3958

Destiny Life, 2300 Southaven Road Claremore, OK 74019, 918-341-1765

Cedar Point, 1660 N Lynn Riggs Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-283-2221

Faith Baptist, 901 S Faith Lane, Claremore, OK 74017, 918-341-0581

People can sign up to volunteer at signup.com or call the distribution centers directly.

They hope to keep the cost per meal to a minimum, but there will be an expense to do this important ministry. Your financial support is needed! Please click here to give.


Collinsville Ministerial Alliance will use the facilities at the Middle School and CUE to package cold meals that kids can take home. Breakfast will be handed out from 8 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 to 12. Students can take their lunch at breakfast. Other distribution points may be announced.


First Baptist Church Coweta
15296 State Highway 72
Bible-based childcare for K through 6th grade from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited, so you need to register at their website. Call Charlotte Thulin at 918-486-2158 for more information

Community Baptist Church of Coweta
28052 E 127th Street South
Daily activities for school-aged children during the walkout.  Anyone with questions can call the church at 918-486-4100 or 918-258-4575.

Coweta Food 4 Kids Program – will be delivering its weekly snack bags for students already in the backpack program.  Bags will contain notes telling parents about additional food items available during the walkout period. Coweta Assembly of God is helping with this project. For more information, call 918-468-3110. 


Faith Church 
1901 W. 171st St., Glenpool, 918-321-2720
"We are opening our campus for any and all students from any schools during teacher walkout starting April 2nd from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day for free! We will provide a snack and a lunch. Go to our website and click on the Child Care Walkout tab to reserve a spot! Hurry, there is only limited availability!

In case the walkout does occur, all of our volunteers/staff have background checks and a campus police officer will be on site. We will have plenty of fun activities for every age group planned out each day. For any other questions or concerns visit our website anytime or call our church office 918-321-2720 during our regular business hours." 


Jenks Community Education
"We will offer non-school day care for students currently enrolled in the Child Care Enrichment Programs the weeks of April 2 & April 9 if needed. The current plan is to offer care from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Early Childhood Center, East Elementary, West Elementary and East Intermediate for current customers. Sign up at your child's before and after care program or call 918-298-0340.

Bounce Pro Inflatables, Turning Point Soccer, Center Stage of Jenks:
Not sure what to do during the walk out? Bounce Pro Inflatables, Turning Point Soccer and Center Stage of Jenks will make sure the kids have somewhere to go!
“Free Student Drop Off: April 2nd -12th, M-Fri, 8 a.m. -4 p.m., add’l $20 for before and aftercare available from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. We will have basic soccer and basic dance lessons for those who want available. Also: Dodgeball, kickball, kids crafts, movies, Bounce World, volleyball, (basic) soccer lessons, indoor and outdoor games, snow cones and more!”

Jenks Food Bank

Assists Jenks students with food during the school closure at the Jenks Community Food Bank at 324 West Aquarium Place.  Their phone number is 918-210-0317.

First United Methodist Church of Jenks
From First United Methodist Church of Jenks: "First Jenks understands the impact on families the teacher strike will have. We want to provide a safe, fun environment for the children of our community on that day. We have a limit of 30 spots available. Please RSVP by 3/30/18 by calling 918-299-5462."


Bixby Free Will Baptist Church
15801 S. Memorial Drive 918-366-8975

In the event of a suspension of classes due to a possible work stoppage, this resource is being made available specifically to families in the Liberty Community. There is a form that is available online. http://bixbyfwb.com/bixby-free-will-baptist-church-free-day-camp


Morris Public Schools

Every student at Morris Schools can get a sack lunch at two locations from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday during the school closure.
Morris First Baptist Church-520 South 2nd Street, Morris, OK
Morris First Assembly of God-206 North Hughes, Morris, OK

You can request a delivered list between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Deliveries will be made by school personnel. You can download the request for here.


The Boys & Girls Club of McAlester
305 E. Chadick Ave. 918-426-5144
The Club will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the event of the school shutdown. Children must be at least in the first grade to attend the Club. 
McAlester Public Schools are providing meals to the youth of McAlester. There will be support staff to help the Club staff.


Salvation Army of Muskogee
700 Independence Street, 918-682-3384
The Salvation Army of Muskogee is asking for help to feed low-income students if teachers walk out in April. They are having a food drive and ask for non-perishable items like peanut butter, jelly, cereal, rice, beans, ketchup, mayonnaise, corn, pasta, cooking oil, tuna, crackers, pudding, mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, Jello-o, canned chicken, fruit snacks, granola bars etc. You can bring the food by 700 Independence Street.


Owasso Community Resources
109 N. Birch St. 918-272-4969

Volunteers sought for Operation: Feed Our Students. Owasso Community Resources is partnering with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and Owasso Public Schools to provide food for students in the event of the shutdown.

Neighbors In Need Owasso
11237 E. 114th Street North

Around 500 food packs available Tuesday night 5:30-7:30. These are for the areas we serve ( Owasso, Oologah, Skiatook, Sperry, and Collinsville.)


Pawhuska Public Schools

The school district is working to determine if community organizations will help with child care and will post it on their Facebook page.

Student (only) meals will be provided from 12 - 1 p.m.The locations are listed below.

Monday - Calvary 620 E 15th St.
Tuesday - First Baptist 302 E 6th St.
Wednesday - Church of Christ 225 E. 7th St.
Thursday - Assembly of God at Calvary 620 E. 6th St.
Friday - Methodist Church 621 Leahy


Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
Call today to reserve your spot at: 
Boys & Girls Club Creek County/Sapulpa – 918-224-4415, 1721 S. Hickory, Sapulpa, 74066

Sand Springs

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
Call today to reserve your spot at: 
Boys & Girls Club Sand Springs – 918-245-2237, 4403 S. 129th West Ave., Sand Springs, 74063


Tahlequah Public Schools

Breakfast and lunch will be offered to students under the age of 18 in the event of a Work
Stoppage. The Seamless Summer Option will be offered at Sequoyah Elementary School located at 425 S.

The cafeteria will be open for breakfast from 7:30-8:30 and for lunch from 11:30-12:30. Other sites may
be opened later if the need warrants. Get more information here.


Agape Bible Fellowship
2111 South Darlington Ave.
Free lunch for students from 12 to 2 p.m.

The Bridges Foundation
In support of our Oklahoma teachers, The Bridges Foundation is offering full day classes for students with special needs grades 10-12 beginning April 2nd. Classes are offered at no expense to parents.
Register online at www.thebridgesfound.org
Space is limited.

8922 S. Memorial Dr., 918.249.0900 
From their Facebook Page: "BounceU will be watching our teachers negotiations closely and if there is a walkout April 2nd, we will be offering daily camps for parents who want someplace for their kids to go. We will discount our normal summer daily rate from $35 to only $25 per day (9am-2pm...extended care will be available for additional cost). If you'd like to be on our interest list, please comment here [on the Facebook post] or message us directly." 

Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa
In the event of a teacher walkout, starting April 2, 2018, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa are offering a Free Educational Alternative to families looking for a safe and fun place for their children ages 5 to 17 during the day.
Call today to reserve your spot at one of the six Metro Tulsa locations: 
Boys & Girls Club Broken Arrow – 918-258-7545, 1400 W. Washington, Broken Arrow, 74012
Boys & Girls Club Creek County/Sapulpa – 918-224-4415, 1721 S. Hickory, Sapulpa, 74066
Boys & Girls Club Sand Springs – 918-245-2237, 4403 S. 129th West Ave., Sand Springs, 74063
Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club – 918-834-2464, 1231 N. Harvard, Tulsa, OK 74115
North Mabee Boys & Girls Club – 918-425-7534, 3001 N Cincinnati, Tulsa, OK 74106
West Mabee Boys & Girls Club – 918-582-4327, 2143 S Olympia, Tulsa, OK 74107

Dyslexia Center of Tulsa
8118-B S. Memorial Dr., 918.313.5518, penny@dyslexiatulsa.com
In the event of a teacher walkout, Dyslexia Center of Tulsa will offer children (K-12) the opportunity to visit the center and work on their reading or printing handwriting skills for up to 30 minutes per afternoon for free. Services are by appointment only; make an appointment by calling 918-313-5518 or emailing penny@dyslexiatulsa.com
Services are available Monday-Friday afternoons. Monday-Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. and Friday from 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. 

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
1304 North Kenosha Avenue, 918-585-2800

Mobile eatery food trucks will serve hot meals at nine locations daily. Priority will be given to children and youths but anyone who is hungry can come by.

 Mobile Eatery 

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. Ziegler Park 3903 W. 4th St., Tulsa
  • 11:15-11:45 p.m. Chamberlain Park 4940 N. Frankfort Ave., Tulsa
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m. Park View Village Estates 6230 N. Gillette Ave., Tulsa
  • 12:45-1:15 p.m. Town Square Apartments 1614 E. Young St., Tulsa

Mobile Eatery Too

  • 10:30-11:00 a.m. Sierra Pointe Apartments 1433 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa
  • 11:15-11:45 p.m. Meadows Apartments 2906 S. 115th E. Ave., Tulsa
  • 12:00-12:30 p.m. Windsong Apartments 9750 E. 31st St., Tulsa
  • 12:45-1:15 p.m. Community Health Connection 9912 E. 21st St., Tulsa
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. The Addison Apartments 10156 E. Admiral Blvd., Tulsa

Fellowship Lutheran Church & Bethany Christian Church
FLC: 6727 S. Sheridan Road
BCC: 6730 S. Sheridan Road
FLC is partnering with Bethany Christian Church to support families in our community in need of childcare during the potential Public School Shutdown. We are organizing a full-day program from 8:30am-3:00pm for children ages 4 years through 6th grade to begin Monday, April 2nd. We will take 100 students and will feed them breakfast and lunch. There is no cost, but donations are accepted.
Register at: http://www.flctulsa.org/

First Baptist Church of Tulsa
403 S. Cincinnati Ave., 918.587.1571
"As discussions around the potential school walkout on April 2 continue, we wanted to share information about how we are looking at ways to help the children who attend our partner schools. We are working with leadership from Garfield, Anderson and Springdale elementary schools to help those children most affected by the potential walkout. We also are working with local restaurants and food services to partner together to provide meals for the children at these these schools for the duration of the walkout.

Motion Tulsa Kids
3133 S. Harvard Ave., 918-747-5425
Motion Tulsa is offering daily drop-in daycare at the rate of $89/day, or $149/week for non-members. They will also be offering an ongoing Parent/Teacher Support Camp in the event of a teacher walkout.  

Playtime Plus
7917 East 51st Street Tulsa, 918-622-9336
14002 East 21st Street, Suite 400, 918-794-8336
Playtime Plus is a drop-in childcare center with hourly rates. They will be open extended hours during a possible teacher walkout, on a first-come basis. 

Theatre Tulsa
In support of Oklahoma teachers and students, Theatre Tulsa will hold daily sessions of Broadway Academy if schools close due to the walkout scheduled for April 2. We will be holding classes during the day until all districts reopen. Classes include 8 hours of instruction from Theatre Tulsa’s education in the areas of dance, music, acting, technical theatre and will include time for studying. A morning snack and lunch will be provided to all students.  

This special session is intended for Theatre Tulsa students who need a place to be! This course is free of charge, however, enrollment is first come, first serve and space is limited. Learn more here

Tulsa Public Schools
Breakfast and lunch sites for TPS students only - List of sites.

Union Public Schools
Lunches will be provided between 10:30 a.m. and 13:30 p.m. at the following elementary schools:
Boevers, Clark, Jarman, Jefferson, McAuliffe, Ochoa, Peters, Rosa Parks and the High School.

Lunches will also be provided from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the following apartment or mobile home sites:

  • Boca Vista at 10851 E. 33rd St.
  • Creekside at 3901 S. Garnett Rd.
  • Creekwood at 8418 S. 77th E. Ave.
  • Echo Trail at 6326 S. 107th E. Ave.
  • Heatherstone at 9730 E. 33rd St.
  • Huntington Hollow at 4343 S. 109th E. Ave.
  • Polo Club at 12817 E. 40th St.
  • Rockwood Village Park at 4130 S. 104th E. Ave.

Asbury United Methodist Church will also provide snacks and lunches available at their church vehicles during the following times at the listed locations. Please note that times vary by site:

  • 8895 E 58th St (intersection of E 58th St and S 89th E Ave) – Woodland View 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 8398 E 58th St (intersection of E 58th St and 84th E Ave) – Woodland View 11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 6216 S 86th E Ave (intersection of E 62nd Pl and 86th E Ave) – Silver Springs Apts. 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 8111 E 60th St (Apartment office parking) – One Eton Square Apartments 11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 9010 E 46th Pl (intersection of E 46th Pl and S 91st E Ave) – Regency Park 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • 9374 E 48th Pl (int. of E 48th Pl and S 94th E Ave) – Regency Park/Mingo Manor 11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 9233 E 65th Pl (Apartment office parking) – Barrington Apartments 11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
  • 5920 S 100th E Ave (across 61st from 6th/7th Grade Center) 11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
  • 6415 S 101st E Ave (Union old football stadium north parking) 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wolfe Pack Tae Kwon Do
5085 S. 76th E. Ave., 918.574.4614 or 918.402.1662 
Wolfe Pack Tae Kwon Do is offering $25 day camps. Learn more at www.wolfepacktkd.comor www.facebook.com/WolfePackTKD/

Kirk of the Hills
4102 E. 61st St. 918-494-7088
Alternative childcare options at the Tulsa Kirk campus from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2-6. Planned activities.

Pathways Adult Learning Center is offering 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. enrichment program classes to students with special needs aged 16+ during the teacher walkout. Located at the Kirk of the Hills church (4102 E 61st Street) in Tulsa. Space is limited. Email cjohnson@pathwaysok.com for more info and to register.


Several churches will be walk up sites for kids to come and get a lunch to go.  Bag lunches will be provided from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. each day through the walk-out.  Students may get lunch from the nearest distribution center to their house, or from any church that is a distribution center. Locations include:

First United Methodist—1007 Osage (across from Marrs Elem.)
First Baptist Church—940 W. Oak (Oak St. Campus)
Lighthouse Church—709 E. 4th St. (behind Tastee Freeze)
• First Presbyterian Church—300 E. 2nd St. (across from Post Office)
Tri-County Baptist Church –397930 W. 4100 Rd.
• Ascension Church & Family Worship Center will deliver meals to the area behind Mr. Bass and Country Road.  Please call FWC at 918-798-3102 if you  are not on the list and would like meals delivered. 

Heaven Sent Food Pantry at the Assembly of God Church on Osage St.  will have extra food on hand and are waving all requirements—families may come and get groceries on Thursdays, 1-4:30 as many weeks as the walk-out lasts.  Other churches not listed as distribution sites  are pairing with these locations to help insure our children do not go hungry!  If you would like to help or donate at any of these locations, please let them know.