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Why we give: the Armand family

August 23, 2018 | Abby Liu


All children deserve the education and experience that Mustard Seed provides. The school is beyond welcoming and the community spirit is infectious. It makes us want to do all we can to contribute to the warm and open environment. We’re proud supporters of the school. Here are just a few of the reasons why we give.


…we want to give back, to ensure that the student body of which our daughter is a part reflects the community in which we live. We want to do our part to make Mustard Seed accessible.

…learning with others who are different from ourselves matters. We must teach our children to respect and understand others, regardless of background or resources. We want our children to be well-rounded, compassionate, and welcoming of others from all walks of life.

…without a diverse socio-economic school community, our children would have a significant gap in their education and in their understanding of the world around them. Without need-based financial aid, the student body would reflect only a sliver of our society. This would limit the learning for all children at the school.

…we’re grateful. Mustard Seed School is a sanctuary, a loving and nurturing place for children to learn about their surroundings, deepen their faith, and be prepared for the future. It’s an affirming environment where each child is lifted up and celebrated as a unique child of God. Grounded in faith, the school is comprised of proactive people who teach students to make positive contributions to society.

…we hope to enrich the student experience and enhance the Mustard Seed community. We want the school leaders and staff to have the funds they need to go above and beyond when it comes to building the program.

Mustard Seed School is a special place. We remain grateful for the Mustard Seed community and we’re so glad our daughter benefits from it.

Kelesha and Pierre Armand are the parents of Victoria, Class of 2024, and Ali. Kelesha is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Thank you for joining Kelesha, Pierre, and the hundreds of others who surround  MSS students with care and support.  You’re a key part of the success of our students.

Thank you!

Abby Liu

Former Director of Marketing and Communications

Abby Liu was the Director of Marketing and Communications from Sept. 2018-August 2021 and was an employee of Mustard Seed School for over 14 years. She’s the parent of two Mustard Seed School alumni. She's seen the impact of a Mustard Seed education from the early preschool days all the way up to eighth grade and beyond, and thoroughly enjoys sharing the Mustard Seed School story to this day.

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