Florida Association of Partners 
in Education 
 March 2018  Newsletter
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Calendar of Events and Programs
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April  - 
Florida School & National Volunteer Month
20th - Noon to 12:30 p.m. FAPE Webinar - "Out with the Old, in with the New!" - What volunteer coordinators need to know.
To view past webinars: 
  • Go to flpie.net click on Resources scroll down to the Webinars to hear the recording 
26th - Nominations are due for the " Community Engagement of Volunteers Award
Horace Mann is the generous Award Sponsor

May - 
7-11 Teacher Appreciation Week

June - 1st - Golden & Silver Awards Due 

 - Five Star Award Nominations Due

Dear FAPE Members,

I know we can feel helpless when we hear of yet another tragedy in our state. This year has been overwhelming.
When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways-either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.
I encourage FAPE to find your inner strength, be the leader of your school community not by words but by action. A simple task of a smile, a simple acknowledgment of a wave, a simple greeting of "How are you?" a simple recognition of "Great Job!" I am proud of FAPE and all of our members; working together, we can make a difference in Florida. No more tragedies, only success ahead!
Misa Mills
FAPE President

March Membership Madness
FAPE has devoted the last 50 years networking local school districts in the pursuit of sharing successful practices that promote public involvement in education.
As A Member You Can Expect:
  • Participation in Florida's premier professional organization for school and community involvement coordinators, business partners, educational institutions, and mentoring organizations.
  • Opportunity to network and share resources with creative volunteer and partnership coordinators.
  • Dedicated team that will listen to your needs and connect you to strategies or a mentor from another district.
  • FAPE Webinars
  • STEM One-day workshops
  • Membership in the FAPE Partners in Education Academy and training for you and your district via the website.
  • Connection with statewide school/community involvement program resources.
  • National and state publications, newsletters, updates and alerts.
Join today!!
2018 Florida Association of Partners in Education Community Engagement Volunteer Award 
Florida Association of Partners in Education Community Engagement Volunteer Award. The award will promote and recognize an innovative program that increases the engagement of community volunteers. Volunteer coordinators across the state will submit their best community engagement volunteer programs. The winners (elementary, middle and high school will be invited to present the program at the leadership conference in the fall, and there will be a cash award $500.00 each to support their program. The award is sponsored by Horace Mann. Nominations are due April 26, 2018. The winner will be announced in the Fall of 2018.                         

Business Partner Spotlight-Little Caesars
Little Casers under the direction of Steven Prucnell provided pizzas for the 300 Seminole County Public School employees who worked the Emergency Hurricane Shelters. Seminole County Schools is so thankful for the partnership of Little Caesars. Little Caesars is dedicated to serving our public schools in many ways, see below for the partnerships they offer.
  • Special Events and fundraisers at our restaurants and schools.
  •  Staff incentives and activities on in service or record days. Volunteer to speak and discuss our business to students.
  • Recognition awards for teachers throughout the years.
  • Student Incentives throughout the year for recognition, and peer awards.

Great Community Partners!

Congratulations to the 2017/2018 Florida Outstanding School Volunteers!
The State of Florida and our members recognize the contribution volunteers have on the academic achievement of students and their assistance in helping schools create positive learning environments. Their commitment to serving as school volunteers has made a significant difference in the lives of many children in our state.
Research show that school volunteers play an integral role in enhancing student achievement and school improvement. The Florida Department of Education and FAPE is committed to supporting the continued success of Florida's students by encouraging volunteerism. In the 2017-2018 school year, over 562,000 volunteers contributed more than 15 million hours mobilizing community resources to support schools as well as mentoring and tutoring students. Click on the link to  Read More about the State winners and their contribution to student academic achievement. 
Again, thank you and congratulations to all the volunteers in our State!

Florida's Panhandle and Big Bend (Region I)
Youth: Chloa Kriner; S.S. Dixon Intermediate School; Santa Rosa County
Adult:  Kathleen Andre; Fort Walton Beach High School; Okaloosa County
Senior: Janice Aurand; Holley-Navarre Primary School; Santa Rosa County
North and North Central Florida (Region II)
Youth: Malia Domingo; Yulee Primary School; Nassau County
Adult: Stephanie Kolb; Kanapaha Middle School and Gainesville High School; Alachua County
Senior: Fred Wilson; Neptune Beach Elementary School; Duval County
Central Florida (Region III)
Youth: Jazlyn Edwards; Jensen Beach High School; Martin County
Adult: Kathleen Learn; Cypress Creek Elementary School; Volusia County
Senior: Georgia Howard; Silver Sands Middle School; Volusia County
Tampa Area and Southwest Florida (Region IV)
Youth: Ty Wilcox; Myakka City Elementary School; Manatee County
Adult: Val Walsh; Harrison School of the Arts, Auburndale High School and Caldwell Elementary School; Polk County
Senior: Bruce Dietch; W.D. Sugg Middle School; Manatee County
South Florida (Region V)
Youth: Kayla Abramowitz; William T. Dwyer High School; Palm Beach County
Adult: Terri Priore; Palm Beach Central High School; Palm Beach County
Senior: William Schwab; Lauderdale Lakes Middle School; Broward County
For more information about the Florida Department of Education, visit www.fldoe.org.