The Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools announces a $164,000 contribution from Innovation Health to expand the Safe Routes to Schools programs in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) to seven additional elementary schools and five additional middle schools this spring. Funds will be used to purchase bikes, helmets, and storage units, allowing 12 additional schools to regularly participate in the program, and making Safe Routes to Schools more sustainable. Read more about it on the FCPS News website.
Eight FCPS schools participate in the VA Star program, an after-school club where students refurbish computers and donate them to families in their community who need one for their home. Poe Middle School held its “Bridging the Gap” event on Monday, February 26 and gave away 12 computers to excited students and their families. Find out more about VA Star on their website.
Our community partners are hard at work to prepare for the 2018 “Collect for Kids” drive for school supplies and backpacks. Find out about this amazing effort and how you can participate on the Collect for Kids website, www.collectforkids.org. Make a contribution or find out how your organization can become a part of it!