Arrgh! My review disappeared when I pressed submit! It looks like I have to start over from the beginning. (And I was so eloquent the first time.) My kids have never been involved in any school sports, but have always been more interested in performing arts. Specifically, they've devoted time to Quaker Valley musicals and to performing arts. Recently, I was finally able to convince my youngest son to try Art Club. I'd been trying to convince him to attend because he always enjoys working with clay and metal, and my hope was that he'd be able to explore those areas further through the QVMS Art Club. He finally decided to go, and on his very first day he texted me, saying "I love Art Club." This was very high praise coming from my son! He was thrilled by all of the art supplies available to him. He was also quite happy about the PIZZA. All of the arts are dear to me, but visual art has a special place in my heart since my mother was an art teacher. I have never been able to recreate the space my mother provided for me. We always had art supplies at home since she had a studio there, and I loved using the potter's wheel and enameling supplies. Unfortunately, my son has never had that sort of experience at home, but now he can have it at school! At Art Club. My heartfelt thanks goes out to the Friends of Quaker Valley Schools for providing the funding for this fabulous program.
FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation was founded with a vision to help the students in the Quaker Valley School District in the Leetsdale/Sewickley, PA area. With more than 400 students under the poverty limit, now more than ever, we need funds to help support the programs that will give these students a chance to participate in life-changing activities. Children who are involved and active are more successful in their academics and life. The Education Foundation provides scholarships and awards to students who excel because they were given the support and chance to become motivated and successful students. We help to provide that motivation and drive to succeed. Furthermore, "FRIENDS" provides support by underwriting our Community Worker who helps students have access and participate in after-school activities to prevent at-risk behaviors. It funds the after-school Arts/Robotics programs promoting technology and the arts to give the students an outstanding state-of-the-art after-school experience to succeed in a technologically advanced society. We have underwritten the Cyber-Wellness Center at the Middle School to help students live healthier lives and "Excercise to Success". My children have all graduated or will graduate from the Quaker Valley School District and I am confident that they have received the most outstanding education and opportunity for success, in part, because they are supported by the FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation. "FRIENDS" is truly a friend to the school district, community, parents, and students. They give hope to students who may otherwise fall behind in an ever-changing and progressive world. "FRIENDS" supports and cares for the stuents with diligence and drive to make a difference in their lives. I whole-heartedly support the FRIENDS OF QUAKER VALLEY SCHOOLS Education Foundation and I hope you will do the same.