Public School Volunteer Week April 19-23

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Public School Volunteer Week April 19-23
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Public School Volunteer Week is being celebrated throughout the Olympia School District Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 2021.

Superintendent Patrick Murphy read a proclamation during the March 25 Olympia School Board meeting recognizing April 19-23 as Public School Volunteer Week. The local recognition coincides with both the state and national Public School Volunteer Week.

Murphy also presented OSD Volunteer Coordinator Steve Desselle with a copy of the proclamation on behalf of all volunteers throughout the district and thanked him for his work. More than 4,000 parents, students and community members traditionally give their time each year as volunteers in our schools. This year, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, there are 900 registered volunteers.

The proclamation states in part that volunteers “are an integral part of student learning, play an important role in the education of students and provide a valuable partnership link with our community.” It also states that volunteers “inspire success in students while nurturing and challenging them to extend beyond their reach.”

Thank you, volunteers, for all you do for our schools!


Read the full proclamation.