Each day, throughout the district, hundreds, of parents are making a difference in our schools, supporting their children’s academic successes by volunteering. The Newark Public Schools Advisory Board wishes to recognize and express its appreciation to those parents and community members who devote their time, share their talents and resources with children, staff and administrators to improve the quality of our schools and the lives of children.
Each month this board will continue to recognize parents/guardians who support our district wide Parental Involvement Program consisting of activities focusing on:
- Learning at Home
- Decision-making and
- Community Involvement
Nominated by their child’s school administration, we are proud to announce tonight’s award recipients:
Billie Mills — George Washington Carver School
Mr. Mills is the father of two of George Washington Carver scholars and he supports, encourages and serves as a role model for them. He volunteers his free time and is always willing to go the extra mile, to ensure that they are always striving to achieve excellence. He is a contributing member to the Newark Public Schools and the community, by serving as the lead father of the Concerned Fathers’ Program. He is also a member of our new formed Eagles PTSA here at GWC as well as one of our classroom sponsors.
Elisha Mack — B.R.I.C.K. Peshine Academy
Since 2010, Ms. Mack has been an active parent volunteer at 13.R.I.C.K. Peshine Academy. She is always willing to assist in anything that needs to be done when called upon. She is very generous and always donates her time and talent to all school events.
She is the proud parent of 3 scholars. Ms. Mack is an active member of her church, community, and the school parent organization.
Jean Simeon — Ivy Hill School
Mr. Simeon has been active and very helpful at Ivy Hill. He helps with our communication with our French Creole speaking parents by coming in early to translate for us, staying after school to assist with calls to our parents and volunteering during the day with lunch duty. He has also assisted Ivy Hill by being a classroom parent and chaperoning some of our events, The Ivy Hill Community is very grateful for all things that Mr. Simeon does.