Florida Association of Partners 
in Education 
 March 2017  Newsletter
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Calendar of Events and Programs
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April  - 
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 
28th - Nominations are due for the " Community Engagement of Volunteers Award
Horace Mann is the generous Award Sponsor

May - 
1-5 Teacher Appreciation Week

5th -  Golden/Silver School Award Nominations Due

17th - Five Star Award Nominations Due

The Florida Association of Partners in Education ended 2016/2017 with a BIG BANG! 

The STEM Conference in South Florida was a huge success thanks to Deborah Elfen, Volunteer Coordinator, Palm Beach County School District. 

Teachers, Administrative Staff, Volunteer Coordinators, parents and others took part in several professional development training sessions organized by FAPE and the Palm Beach County School District.  The Go Wild with S.T.E.M. Conference at the South Florida Science Center held demonstrations on science, connecting literature & S.T.E.M. creating lesson plans and ideas on how to search for grant opportunities. 

March Membership Madness FAPE has devoted the last 42 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:
    1. Training for you and your district via the website and the Florida Education Channel.
  • Connection with statewide school/community involvement program resources.
  • National and state publications, newsletters, updates and alerts.
Florida Association of Partners in Education Board Elections

FAPE members will be electing new officers this
year: President Elect, VP Business and Secretary. The FAPE board consists of a  president, president elect, vice president of business partnerships, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president and DOE representative.

Officers will be elected for a two-year term, beginning  July 2017 through June 2019.  The Nominating  Committee, chaired by Michelle Roberge, submitted the  candidates listed below.  Members will receive online ballots, for the purpose of voting, thirty days following this announcement.

Candidates :
President Elect:  Patricia May, Volunteer Coordinator, Martin County
VP Business Partnerships: Robin Davis, Osceola County
Secretary:  Kelli Walker, Volunteer Coordinator, Leon County

We're taking nominations for those positions at this time. Please let us know if you know someone who would be interested in either position. 

2017 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 28, 2017. The winner will be announced in the Fall of 2017.                         

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Keep Smiling!
Michelle Roberge, 
President, Florida Association Partners in Education
District Volunteer Coordinator, Pinellas County Schools