November 2019 - Pinellas County Schools
Change your lunch plans .
Change a child's life.

Greetings Mentors! During this   Thanksgiving   Season we want you to know how incredibly  important  you are to our students. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for for all of us to engage with one another in gratitude in a very intentional way. Thank you for the continued care and support you all have for our students.

Just a few updates for you regarding testing and school holiday closings.
  • All Pinellas County Schools will be closed for Thanksgiving Holidays November 25th - 29th. Classes will resume December 2nd.
  • All Pinellas County Schools will be closed December 23rd-January 6th. Classes will resume January 7, 2020.

Please be sure to check with the school where you're mentoring for any testing dates. Some schools may close their campuses to volunteers on those dates. Please speak with the Family and Community Liaison for additional information.
We need to know...
  • if you mentored last year, and have not heard from the volunteer liaison to start your mentoring sessions;
  • if you have taken the mentor training and have not been matched to a student;

Please use the SUGGESTION BOX  to let us know -
 or if there is anything else where we can be helpful to you.
We recorded the Lunch Pals Summit Presentation "Chicken Soup for the Soul" Please watch the Video Recording for your personal, professional, and mentoring relationships.
Conversation Starters!
Art About Me
As you get to know your student, they'll be curious to know more about you, too. Choose one of the following projects as a way for both of you to share things about your selves with each other.
  • Make an all about me collage
  • Make a collage of words to describe your unique characteristics.
  • Create a dream/life board to share important milestones in your life or your dreams and goals for the future.
Looking for idea to do with your student?

Looking for a cool job - giving back - and with a lot of opportunity for growth in building a business - helping kids. Check out the Lunch Pals Coordinator Job
" Trials make us think; thinking makes us wise; wisdom makes life profitable." ~ Author Unknown
Lunch Pals is a partnership between Pinellas County Schools and Raymond James, with the participation from more than 130 businesses and community organizations.

Office of Strategic Partnerships, Family & Community Relations
301 4th Street S.W., Largo, FL 33990
Tel: 727.588-5050