Superintendent's Message: Community Investment Fuels our Success
I want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank all of the incredible volunteers who give their time and energy to make a difference in Shoreline Public Schools and throughout our Shoreline and Lake Forest Park communities.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
In this issue of The Flagship, you’ll read about two volunteer-driven programs, The WORKS and Power of One, and the amazing work they do to support the success and well-being of our students, staff, and families.
These volunteers answer Dr. King’s question in very profound terms. They give of themselves to others without expecting anything in return. They volunteer because they want to make a difference, and that is exactly what they do.
In addition to the volunteers we are so fortunate to have working in and with our schools, there are also many other organizations and individuals spread throughout our communities who give back in incredible ways.
I hope you will join me in thanking volunteers near and far for all they do to make the world a better place than it would be without their efforts.
I also hope that each one of us can join them in seeking opportunities to serve and give back to our communities and those around us. It’s often said that the greatest gift someone can give you is their time. With the holidays around the corner, let’s consider committing to give the gift of time and answering Dr. King’s most persistent and urgent question for ourselves.
When it comes to volunteering, the hardest part can be not knowing where to start. A great online resource for finding and connecting to volunteer opportunities in our area is www.volunteermatch.com.