We're Ready for the 2020-21 School Year... Whatever it may bring!
We are proud to say that we awarded more than $28,000 in grants during the 2018-19 school year - our highest total ever! These are some of the grants we awarded:
We hope you will help us as we work to continue our success!
2018-19 Was a Great School Year,
Thanks To All Who Contributed!
Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School
We welcome your help! Whether you can offer time, money, or ideas, you can help us make an important contribution to the lives of White Plains Public School students.
Beyond Ballroom Dancing at Mamaroneck Avenue School in March 2020
Needless to say, the 2019-20 school year was very difficult for everyone. We wished we could have done more to help the community, but the scope of the problem was so enormous that there was little we could do to have a positive impact. Thankfully, we were able to provide a way for people to honor their children, friends, neighbors, and teachers who were deprived of the special celebrations which would typically commemorate their achievements at the end of a school year. More than 30 commemorative bricks were purchased, and, we are happy to report, are now displayed outside of WPHS. Photographs of those newly-installed bricks are available HERE.
As we look forward to a new school year filled with so much uncertainty, we will continue to seek out ways to support our wonderful School District. If you know of any teacher or administrator within the District who wants to run a program which one of our grants could help support, please encourage them to contact us!
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.
Read about our mission, and meet the White Plains residents on our Board.
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.