Public School Volunteer Week is April 17-21

Photo of Superintendent Murphy and Volunteer Coordinator. Steve Desselle smiling at school board meeting where proclamation was read for Public School Volunteer Week

Public School Volunteer Week is being celebrated throughout the Olympia School District Monday, April 17  through Friday, April 21.

Superintendent Patrick Murphy read a proclamation during the April 13 Olympia School Board meeting recognizing April 17-21 as Public School Volunteer Week. The local recognition coincides with both the state and national Public School Volunteer Week.

Murphy recognized OSD Volunteer Coordinator Steve Desselle on behalf of all volunteers throughout the district and thanked him for his work. More than 3,000 parents, students and community members give their time as volunteers in our schools.

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!