The new school year is underway, and we are excited to continue our work on behalf of the White Plains Public Schools!  For each of the past two school years, we have awarded more than $25,000 of grants, bring our cumulative grant amount above $360,000.  These are some of the grants we awarded during the 2017-18 school year: 

  • $12,000 for Ballroom Dancing at all five elementary schools supervised by Gary West
  • $2,000 for the Breaking Down the Bard Shakespeare Program for 9thgrade honors English students at White Plains High School, supervised by Lorraine Isaac
  • $1,650 for the Story Pirates program for K-5 students at George Washington School supervised by Adeline Ferreri
  • $1,250 for $250 worth of art and music books in each elementary school in honor of Alma Cormican, former teacher and long-time President of the WPTA.
  • $1,125 for the Sciencetellers Program for K-5 students at Mamaroneck Avenue School supervised by Jack Molfetta
  • $1,000 for two science field trips of Grade 2 at Post Road School – to Norwalk Maritime Museum and Bear Mountain Park supervised by L. Naughton
  • $1,000 for the Smart Music for Band and Orchestra at Eastview School, supervised by Laura Mazziotti and Rebecca Hegenauer
  • $1,000 for Latin Music and Dance Performance for Grade 6 ENL/Spanish students at Eastview, supervised by Evelyn Santiago
  • $1,000 for scholarships for 4thgraders at Post Road School participating in the Nature’s Classroom trip, supervised by Lorraine Seicol.
  • $800 for the “Live Out Loud” program at Rochambeau, supervised by Paul Bracher
  • $800 for scholarships for 11thgrade students attending The Crucibleat SUNY Purchase, supervised by Doug Cron
  • $500 for the Innocence Project at Rochambeau School supervised by Stacey Podolky
  • $500 for author Roberto Quesada at Eastview and WPHS, supervised by Alberto Minotta
  • $250 for the Ridgeway Garden Club for Grades 3 and 5, supervised by Fran DeFreitas and Joanne Dunphy

Stay tuned to this site for information about upcoming activities, and ways you can get involved!

We're Excited for the 2018-19 School Year! 


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Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School

​​​​​Friends of White Plains Public Schools is dedicated to supporting our students by

(1) Funding academic and cultural enrichment programs not included in the District's budget, and

(2) Encouraging greater involvement in and support for the schools by parents, the community, and alumni.

Celebrating Our First 20 Years!!!

Through special events, dinners, auctions, sale of commemorative bricks and fund-raising appeals, the Friends have raised and donated more than $360,000 to the White Plains Public Schools.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 the White Plains Public School community came together for a great night in celebration of our 20th anniversary supporting the students of White Plains Public Schools. Here are some photos from the outstanding event!  


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