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Mon, 11 Apr, 2016

News item: National Volunteer Week 2016

It’s National Volunteer Week, and Edmonton Public Schools is proud to recognize the thousands of parent, community, students and staff volunteers who dedicate their time and resources to support our schools.

Here are a few examples of the important work our volunteers do.


Whether they’re helping organize events or photocopying class materials, our parent volunteers are always ready to lend a hand and share their unique talents with our students and staff.

Recently, parents from George P. Nicholson School organized an Early Literacy Evening. About 100 families were invited to the school library where they enjoyed an evening of eating cookies and milk, having older students read to younger ones and listening to a guest speaker share tips and resources for reading with children.


Our community partners help schools by supporting programs, including ones that provide hot lunches for students or teach students how to manage money.


Many students and staff spend countless hours volunteering for community organizations or fundraising to support community and District initiatives.

Just last year, W.P. Wagner students and staff organized a 24-hour bike-a-thon which raised over $43,000 to support the Edmonton Public Schools Foundation and full-day Kindergarten. The school also collected 1,500 books and donated them to all 7 kindergartens supported by the Foundation.

These stories highlight only a few of the volunteers who help support our schools. Thank you to all the parents, community members, students and staff who devote their time and energy to our District! Learn about some other volunteers we’ve recognized for their outstanding contributions.