Volunteers appreciated all the time

TO THE EDITOR

It is time to celebrate the River Falls School District volunteers! The week of April 7-13 was National Volunteer Appreciation Week. We are thankful for our volunteers every day, but that week served as formal recognition of their time, talent and efforts.

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our schools. Volunteers provide a tremendous amount of support throughout the year copying papers, laminating, chaperoning field trips, preparing materials for the classroom, assisting with reading groups, hanging artwork, coordinating and running fundraisers, helping with projects that are just too big for one person, and the list goes on.

The time our volunteers commit to the schools allows our teachers and staff to spend more time in the classroom and less time in the workroom. It also creates an opportunity for them to engage directly with our students and staff in many ways.

We would like to celebrate our volunteers, to offer our sincerest appreciation for all they do, and to spotlight the impact that they have on our schools. Our volunteers include parents, grandparents, community members, community groups, Big Brothers Big Sisters and students from Meyer Middle School, River Falls High School, Renaissance Academy and UWRF. There are those directly connected to a particular school and those that help across the district. We are lucky to have so many who inspire our students and staff by their actions.

On behalf of the district, we would like to thank everyone who has helped to make a difference in our district and in the lives of our children! Please know that you have made a lasting impact in the lives of many!

Monique Squire,  Tara Albores

River Falls School District