Florida Association of Partners 
in Education 
 May 2018  Newsletter
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Calendar of Events and Programs

June - 1st - Golden & Silver Awards Due

15th-Five Star Award Nominations Due
July - Florida PTA's Annual Leadership Convention, July 12 to July 15, 2018, at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL.

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                President's Message

The 2017-2018 School year was not an easy one for Florida schools. The following words were shared with me recently at a meeting with some of our parents...We adapt, We overcome, and We improvise. Those words really stuck with me and really describes what we do as school volunteer managers, business partner coordinators and family engagement specialists.
One thing you learn in public schools is adjust to whatever situation being faced and that adapting requires an agile mindset.
Within our schools, we are constantly presented with situations that test our ability to prevail in adverse situations. Resilience is the word used when describing the degree of fortitude people are able to show in the face adversity.
The ability to solve problems in the face of unprecedented situation is a quality, which I believe, is of immense value in our schools and I commend all of you!
FAPE would like to thank each one of you for the amazing job you perform in your schools. We look forward to growing our partnership, our membership and supporting the needs of all of our members.
For the 2018-2019 School Year, we will focus on statewide support with state and national partnerships for all school districts.
Have a wonderful summer!
Misa Mills

Florida Association of Partners in Education Board
Election Results
 The voting is in!!!   
We have elected the following officer for the the 2018-2020 term.
Treasurer: Marilyn Seay, Leon County
Congratulations and thank you, Marilyn, for your continued support of FAPE!!!!!

Adele Graham Award 2018

The Adele Graham Award was presented to District Volunteer Program Coordinator Debi Elfen by FAPE President-Elect Patricia May at the Volunteer and Business Partners Awards Breakfast at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach on May 4, 2018.

The Adele Graham Award is presented, annually, by the Florida Association of Partners in Education (FAPE), to a district school volunteer coordinator who has shown sustained passion and leadership for the statewide school volunteer program.

Congratulations, Debi!!!

Leon County Public School Recognition
The Leon County Public Schools recognized their volunteers, partners, and mentors during an appreciation and awards ceremony on April 6th at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Winners of the Outstanding School Volunteer Award, Partners for Excellence Award and the the Family and Community Involvement Award were recognized! That's a lot of recognition!!

Osceola School District 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Day

Osceola School District's 2018 Volunteer Appreciation Day at Wild Florida was one for the record books. It was a great day to thank over 1000 of our top volunteers fo r their dedication to our students, teachers, and schools! Thank you to Wild Florida and all of our business partners who turned out to help us make this day a success! #SDOCGoodtoGreat

__________________________________All Pro Dad Team Captians and principals

The Involvement of Fathers Celebrated

All Pro Dad held a breakfast recognizing the Pinellas Team Captains who are leading chapters at schools in the district. Held at the Stavros Center for Economic Education, the breakfast was attended by the school team captain and their principal. Superintendent Michael Grego and Florida Department of Education Chancellor Hershel Lyons both gave comments.
"Nothing is more powerful than a father's belief in the child," Grego said.
Chancellor Lyons used his personal experience to express the value of fathers and male role models in the lives of children.
"Without fathers and male role models like you, there is no way that Hershel Lyons would be standing here today."
All Pro Dad encourages the involvement and influence of fathers in significant ways. It is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national nonprofit educational and charitable organization that is based in Tampa.
Currently, there are about 50 All Pro Dad chapters in the district with 15 to 20 additional chapters taking root in the 2018-19 school year.
Team captain signing a football

Thank you to Horace Mann for their continued support of FAPE. See below to learn about other ways Horace Mann can support your school district.
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