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.
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.
2018-19 Was a Great School Year,
Thanks To All Who Contributed!
Needless to say, this school year has been very difficult for everyone. As it winds down, lots of people - such as graduating Seniors and retiring teachers - are being deprived of the special celebrations that would typically commemorate their achievements. We wish we could provide a substitute for the traditional in-person activities that help make this time in their lives so special, but of course we are not able to do that. We can, though, provide a way to permanently honor their achievements. A Commemorative Brick on permanent display outside of White Plains High School would provide personal and lasting recognition for a 2020 graduate or retiree, and is a great way to honor them while large social gatherings are still impossible. All proceeds fund academic and cultural enrichment programs in the White Plains Public Schools, ensuring that the legacy of the person you're honoring will help perpetuate the unique excellence of our wonderful School District.
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!
Ballroom Dancing Program at Church Street School
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