Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School

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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: 


Elementary Schools

  • All Elementary Schools Beyond Ballroom Dancing Program for 4th or 5th graders
  • Church Street "One Book, One School" program for all K-5 students
  • Church Street "Kindness Garden" for all K-5 students 
  • George Washington School Artist for the Bus Entrance Mural Project
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Live Theater Tanglewood Marionettes production of Cinderella
  • Mamaroneck Avenue School Storyteller Artist-in-Resident Program for K-5 
  • Post Road School Scholarships for the Nature’s Classroom for the 4th grade
  • Post Road School Critter Caravan science program for Kindergarten students 
  • Post Road School Weather Lab for all Kindergarten students
  • Ridgeway School Supplies for the Garden Club 
  • Ridgeway School Author/Illustrator Arts-in-Residence Program for K-5


​Middle Schools

  • Eastview School Latin American Dance Artist-in-Residence
  • Highlands School More than 100 Stylus Pens for use by math students on I-pads


​High School

  • Scholarships for 9thGrade students to attend a performance at SUNY Purchase
  • Celebration Math Lunch for 70 girls taking calculus
  • Author visit with students studying Spanish at WPHS & Eastview 
  • R.E.A.D. program at Rochambeau School


We hope you will help us as we work to continue our success!

Grant History

A New School Year Is Right Around The Corner!

About Us

It Was a Great School Year,

Thanks To All Who Contributed! 

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.

To celebrate the start of a new school year - and to continue our great momentum from the previous school year - we are hosting a Back To School Night Out on Thursday, September 19th, at one of the great new venues in White Plains.  Event details and a registration link are below.  A few days before that, we'll be hosting a Brick Unveiling, where commemorative bricks recently purchased will be unveiled at White Plains High School We hope to see many of you at one or both of these events!

Read about our mission, and meet the White Plains residents on our Board.


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.

​​​​​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.