Parent Volunteers were honored and thanked for the academic and emotional support they provided students and community members throughout the year
[Newark, NJ – June 17, 2016] – Superintendent Christopher D. Cerf of Newark Public Schools (NPS) and the Office of Family and Community Engagement hosted the first annual Parent Appreciation Dinner at the Family Support Center this past Wednesday. Over 180 parents and students attended the event that recognized the hardworking parent volunteers who provide academic and emotional support to students and school community members throughout the year.
“At NPS, we are privileged to have a community of parents who are willing to go above and beyond to donate their time and energy to support our students outside the classroom in order to ensure they are college and career ready,” said Superintendent Cerf. “Being a parent is a full time job, the extra work these individuals put in to benefit our students is something we as a community are sincerely grateful for.”
The program included a performance by Abington Avenue Latin Jazz Ensemble and remarks from Newark School Advisory Board Chairperson Antoinette Baskerville-Richardson, NPS Executive Director of Family and Community Engagement Margarita Muniz and Superintendent Cerf.