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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.
LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!!!
Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School
We hope you all had an excellent summer, and that you are as excited as we are for a new school year! We're happy to hear that the students and teachers have been able to operate under a "more normal" set of circumstances, after all of the disruption that was caused by COVID-19. Nonetheless, we recognize that challenges remain. Even if it is a while before things return to "fully normal," we are prepared to help make the experience for our students as great as it can be. We will continue to be flexible with our donations - seeking out opportunities to enrich our students' learning within this new environment, by giving grants which do not necessarily fit into all of our traditional grant criteria that we designed for a pre-COVID school environment. And, we will certainly welcome the opportunity to make some of our traditional donations if the learning environment allows for such programs to move forward.
Though we haven't yet been able to host a big in-person event yet, we welcomed the opportunity to "introduce" our new batch of commemorative bricks to the donors and honorees who were able to "meet" them. We hope to be able to host a bigger event soon. In the meantime, whatever situation faces the students in the White Plains Public Schools, we are focusing our energies on finding the best ways for us to help them.
During the 2020-21 school year - a most unusual school year - we were happy to provide grants covering software that allowed band and music teachers across our district to present virtual concerts. We are proud to present some of those concerts here, showcasing both the talent and the resilience of many students within the White Plains Public Schools.
This Is My Wish (performed by the White Plains Citywide Elementary Chorus)
We Won't Stop Dreaming (for Highlands Moving Up Day Ceremony)
National Anthem (for WPHS Graduation Ceremony)
Seasons of Love (for WPHS Graduation Ceremony)
Don't Stop Me Now (for WPHS Graduation Ceremony)
Through special events, dinners, auctions, sale of commemorative bricks and fund-raising appeals, the Friends have raised and donated more than $440,000 to the White Plains Public Schools.
WE ENJOYED "INTRODUCING" SOME NEW BRICKS TO THEIR HONOREES!