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November 16, 2013

Letter: Volunteers sought for Salem schools

To the editor:

Last month the Salem public schools launched a new initiative to encourage volunteerism in the schools. With the support of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and Superintendent Stephen Russell, the Community Volunteer Program began reaching out to the community. Volunteers are already making a positive impact in the schools. The Salem Public Schools’ Community Volunteer Program wishes to thank its newest volunteers: Susan Ableson, Kristen Barricelli, Sarah Campbell, Loretta DiMascio, and Betsy Horne.

Volunteers support educators while performing tasks that range from reading with children to completing office tasks, from organizing libraries to tending the school gardens. Volunteers work one, two or more hours per week or commit to one-time tasks. If you have time to give you too can be a part of the volunteer movement that helps increase student achievement in the Salem Public Schools.

There is an immediate need for volunteers to help with a playground installation on Saturday, Nov. 23 and for individuals who wish to read with small groups of children. Please email volunteer@salemk12.org or call 781-584-2146 for more information about the importance of volunteering in our schools.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Yvonne van Bodengraven

Salem Public Schools Community Volunteer Program

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