F.A.C.E. Time

Vol 2 Issue 7 - April 2021

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Mission: Engage and empower family and community stakeholders through division collaboration of resources, services and information that leads to a well-balanced and successful student.



May 6, 2021

This year, like most events, the annual VBSchools Partnership Expo will be virtual. While we won’t be able to host our usual thousand+ attendees face to face,

we think we can reach even more people virtually!

The 2021 Virtual Partnership EXPO will be hosted on a webpage. There, you will have the opportunity to learn about your partnerships between community organizations, students, families and staff. There will not be a live event associated with the webpage.

Each partner will have a listing that will include a video or flyer, contact information, a description, links to partner social media and tags for the types of partner activities offered including summer jobs, internships/job shadowing, summer camps, community service hours, virtual learning, classroom volunteers, fundraising and incentives.

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City of VB and the African American Cultural Center install solar-powered smart poles to combat digital disparities

The Virginia African American Cultural Center, Inc. (VAACC) is proud to share that in an effort to help address the current virtual needs of our youths and parents, we partnered with the VB IT department team and their Broadband consultant to install a Smart Pole on our property at 744 Hampshire Lane, 23462. (near the basketball courts). We appreciate the IT team for collaborating on this public facing project. This Smart Pole will serve the dual role of a WiFi hotspot connection for education purposes, and solar lighting which provides more safety for the youth and their families visiting the basketball courts or the picnic shelter . This is great news worth celebrating. for the Western Bayside community.

A second Smart Pole has been installed in the Pungo/Blackwater Library. For more on this story, visit https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/virginia-beach-installs-solar-powered-smart-poles-to-combat-digital-disparities/

F.A.C.E. Spotlight: Rachel Thompson

Written by Janelle Camba

Family Outreach Representative Rachel Thompson specializes in community involvement and meeting the needs of specific groups within the school system. She helps to facilitate programs such as Princess Anne High School FamilyVoice, HispanicVoice, LGBTQIA StudentVoice Group, and Thalia Elementary's FamilyVoice.

“I am also working with the Pre-K program to make the registration process available in Spanish, with DTAL to create Spanish-language classes for faculty and administrators,” said Thompson. “[Additionally, I’m working] on… training for school office personnel that work with ESL families in the division.”

As a family outreach representative, Thompson is responsible for ensuring families receive the necessary resources to succeed both in and out of the school system.

“As we identify areas of need for our families, we can connect them with resources, advocate for them to receive equitable access and treatment, and create a division where students thrive academically and socially-emotionally,” said Thompson.

Though she only joined F.A.C.E. this year, Thompson holds a myriad of experiences to aid in her everyday work. For 16 years, she taught IB Spanish and AP Seminar at Princess Anne High School. Her familiarity with the Spanish language proves to be useful in relation to her favorite F.A.C.E. project: HispanicVoice group.

The HispanicVoice group offers a platform for Hispanic families to share their experiences and suggestions with the school community. This program creates space for a more inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment.

“I am so humbled and honored that the Spanish-speaking community in Virginia Beach has been so welcoming and so forthcoming with me in the short time I have been working with them,” said Thompson.

Above all, Thompson wishes to shape a healthy and inclusive school setting for everyone involved. She uses her position within F.A.C.E. to ensure each family receives support, especially during these difficult times.

“My hope is that deepening and strengthening our families' engagement with their schools will help students in every way,” said Thompson.


Written by Janelle Camba

Founded in 2017, WE ARE VB strives to identify and aid students in need through fundraising and increased awareness. Secretary of the Board of Directors and Founding Board Member Julie Ambrosio contributes by executing and supporting specific programs within WE ARE VB. In addition, she acts as Program Manager of the Thrive and Emergency Assistance programs.

“WE ARE VB is committed to implementing programs which meet the immediate needs of students in need and lay the groundwork for consistent, long-term support programs which foster self-esteem, dignity, and their ability to meet their full potential as students and citizens,” said Ambrosio. “Our goal is [to] remove financial barriers to full school participation and provide assistive resources to improve quality of life and outcomes.”

The non-profit organization spearheads six core programs: Mentorship, Fuel Up, Thrive, Gratitude, College Scholarship, and Emergency Assistance. Ambrosio specializes in Thrive, an initiative to eliminate financial barriers such as field trip fees or club dues, and Emergency Assistance, a resource for families in critical emergencies.

“Through our work as volunteers in our children’s schools, we became aware of the staggering numbers of homeless and at-risk high school students supported by Virginia Beach City Public Schools each year,” said Ambrosio. “We are a group that thinks that each of us has the ability to make life better for another individual, so we imagined if we pooled our resources and engaged the community, we could collectively make life in Virginia Beach better for so many.”

WE ARE VB holds relationships with all 12 high schools in the Virginia Beach district. Students receive support through guidance counselors, social workers, and other resources within the school system.

“We believe that Virginia Beach school system personnel are exemplary in their knowledge of, and care and support of at-risk students, and our organization strives to be a nimble and easily accessible tool to empower them to do the very best for the students they support,” said Ambrosio.

While the ongoing pandemic interrupted certain plans, the organization soldiers on to provide aid to students in need. Since many families were affected by the pandemic, WE ARE VB intends to enact each of their programs in the new school year.

“Our goal is to implement our full slate of programs for students in the 2021-22 school year - particularly our Thrive program as its goal is to break down barriers to full participation in school life,” said Ambrosio.

With an increased demand for WE ARE VB’s services, students are encouraged to actively support the non-profit organization. Students and faculty can get involved and volunteer their time to help others in need.

“Students who wish to support our mission can form a student club at their high school to raise funds, food donations, and awareness for WE ARE VB,” said Ambrosio. “Students who are struggling and may need assistance should contact a trusted school resource such as their social worker, guidance counselor, an administrator, coach, or teacher.”

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Old Donation School - State Chess Champions!

Submitted by: Hampton Roads Chess Association

Old Donation School is the 2021 State Champion for grades K-3. They finished second in the Middle School (K-8) championship and 3rd in the upper elementary (K-5). John B. Dey ES finished 3rd in the K-3 championship standings.

VBCPS students have been invited to play in the state championship to be held in person May 22-23 in Dulles. These players earned their spots by either being one of the top 10 players in the state for their age group or by finishing high in the standings in one or more of the three online qualifying events that were held January-March. Normally any student can play in the state championship, but this year due to COVID, they had to use qualifiers to narrow the field from about 600 players to 160 (40 per age group) in order to meet social distancing and capacity restrictions.

Old Donation School: Jonathan N, Siddhant Y, Timothy F, Aanya J, Aaron S, Christian C

Salem ES: Aaradhya P

Kingston ES: Shrihan P

Ocean Lakes HS: Aneesh D

School Team Champions were determined through a system of weighted points added together across all three qualifiers, based on the size and strength of the field in each event.

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Hospitality Summer Jobs

Visit the Coastal Hospitality website at https://coastalhospitalityhotels.com/careers/. From that page, click on the green Job Opportunities button to go to see a complete list of current job postings across all eight hotels located mostly here in Virginia Beach.

Gold Key/PHR jobs are posted on the career website at www.http//goldkeyphr.com/careers.

Additional job opportunities can be found at the Virginia Beach Hotel Association website at https://virginiabeachhotelassociation.com/find-a-virginia-beach-hotel-job/.

National Travel and Tourism Week - Virtual Job Fair

May 6, 2021

1-6 p.m.

Applicants, please sign up at https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/VBRA/e/Y5Y51

Types of Jobs/Careers

Desk Agents, Room Attendants, Dish Washers, Line Cooks, Night Auditors, Breakfast Attendants,

Maintenance Engineers, Valets, Servers, Front Office Manager, Laundry Attendant, Overnight Security, Guest Services Representative, Host/Hostess, Cook, Sous Chef, Club Concierge

Chick-fil-A is Hiring

Work Where You Love to Eat!

  • Closed Sundays
  • Advancement Opportunities Scholarships
  • Amazing friendships

Apply at cfa.applytojob.com

Salem Crossing and Parkway Plaza Locations

Surge Virginia Beach

Surge Virginia Beach is hiring:

  • Team Leads
  • Court Monitors
  • Party Hosts

Contact Charlene Hayward, General Manager Surge Adventure Park


2720 N Mall Drive Virginia Beach Va, 23452

Virginia African American Cultural Center

The VAACC's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, inform and celebrate Virginia's African history, culture and community and, to educate the public about African Americans contribution in all areas of endeavor.

To accomplish one of our goals we proposed and partnered with the VB Convention Center & Visitors Bureau (CVB) to publish our City's 1st Self-Guided Tour of Virginia Beach African American History. This brochure showcases several historic sites from First Landing Park to the Historic Seatack, known as the oldest African American community in the nation and the birthplace of Award winning artist, writer and producer, Pharell Williams. Both locals and tourists, especially our students, will be able to learn more and visit these historic local African American places.

Special thanks to Ms. Edna Hawkins Hendrix, author and local Historian and Mr. Mark Reed, Historic Preservation Planner for their assistance and input.

We are very grateful to the Directors and staff of CVB including the late Sean Brickell who listened to our vision and generously donated their time, talent and resources to compile and produce a beautifully designed brochure! The brochures will be distributed throughout the Tourist Welcome Centers in Virginia. (See attachment of brochure).

VAACC will be sending a Press Release shortly including where to pick up a hard copy of the brochure

CHKD Community Connections Newsletter for Families

The new CHKD Community Connections Bulletin (May to August 2021) is here! The attached interactive digital copy will provide you links to all the wonderful workshops, webinars and events, and provide you with some parenting tips. To see the complete newsletter visit: https://www.chkd.org/Patients-and-Families/Parenting-Classes-and-Resources/

Virginia Beach Coastal Crush Lacrosse presents Flex6 Lacrosse

Virginia Beach Coastal Crush Lacrosse presents Flex6 Lacrosse, a version of our sport played by an official set of approved guidelines from US Lacrosse. This program is designed to meet the unique needs of communities that want to provide accessible lacrosse programs for people of any age and skill level.

Activate Your Advocacy for Climate Change This Summer

We’re excited to announce the first-ever Columbia Climate School

pre-college program this summer in Castleton, Vermont. Mobilize action, drive impact and affect change in response to our warming planet through this special program.Join us in Vermont: June 27 - July 9, 202.

April 8: Information Session: Get all of your questions answered about the Climate School, application requirements, important deadlines and program details.RSVP NOW

Program Highlights:

  • Engage with renowned Columbia faculty and policy experts through cutting-edge content
  • Participate in hands-on activities to strategize and execute projects
  • Collaborate with like-minded youth leaders and build leadership skills
  • Expand classroom-based learning with excursions and field-based lessons

The Climate School is designed for and open to highly motivated students in grades 9-12 across the United States, as well as rising 8th grade students, who are eager to participate in climate action in their communities.APPLY NOW

Samaritan House Primary Prevention Program

Free healthy relationship programming for children and youth aged 3-17.

  • Designed to shift attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate the root causes of violence.
  • Age appropriate, customized, single or multi-session presentations conducted in-person or virtually.
  • Employs art, media and role play to build protective behaviors.
  • "Soar with Four: Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Kind and Be Respectful."
  • Curriculum available includes: "Magnificient Marvelous Me" for elementary students, "Safe Dates" for middle school students and "Do YOU" for high school students.

A Partner in Education with Virginia Beach Public Schools with a current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Contact Rebecca F. Headings, MSW, Primary Prevention Specialist

Samaritan House, Inc. at Rebeccah@samaritanhouseva.org or 757.692.2767

Game On E-Sports

Welcome to GameOn Esports!

Our objective as GameOn is to inform the youth about healthy gaming habits, connect with other Gamers, and achieve new heights in the competitive scene as a player.

What is Esports? Esports is a form of sport competition using video games. Esports often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.

2021 Spring Season Open for Registration!

Call now to register your gamer

(757) 575 - 1033

Pediatric Sepsis Awareness Week with Begin Again Foundation

April 18-24 is Pediatric Sepsis Awareness Week. Heartbreaking statistics tell us that more children die from sepsis each year than of childhood cancer. Early recognition of symptoms and quick treatment are key in saving lives and improving outcomes for these children. The Begin Again Foundation wants you to know the symptoms so more survive.

BAE Systems - Virtual Welding Open House

In celebration of National Welding Month, we are hosting a virtual open house to share what a welding career at BAE Systems is like.

You will hear from subject matter experts on what kind of welding we do and the products we make to help keep our U.S. military mission ready. During this interactive session experienced welders will also share their career journey of how they started in welding and the many opportunities this career path has offered them.

At BAE Systems, you will learn from and work with talented welders to grow your career and do work you can be proud of. We have opportunities for every part of your career - from learning paths to weld engineers and management. You’ll also get information of trade school organizations where we partner for direct hiring!

Bring your questions and join us on April 28th at 2pm by registering today.

Red Cross Blood Drive with Begin Again Foundation

Hampton Roads is in critical need of blood. You can help save lives! Begin Again Foundation is sponsoring a blood drive Thursday, May 6 from 2-7pm at the Princess Anne Recreation Center - 1400 Nimmo Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Teens 16 and older are eligible to donate if they weigh at least 110 lbs. Click the link to schedule your appointment to donate!

A Virginia Beach group called Care 4 Frontline, a.k.a. the Pantry Box Project, has started sending daily reminders to hospital staff and EMS workers that the community still cares.

Granola bars, chocolate bars, fruit snacks, juice: it’s all being hand-delivered to feed the frontline.

“They don’t really have time to sit down for a meal,” said Pantry Box Project Organizer Pam Blais. “When you are working in the emergency department and the ICU, I mean literally you are on your feet for 14 hours straight.”

That’s where the Pantry Box Project comes in. Blais formed the group with her friend Cathy Fox in September.

“We knew at some point the restaurants would not be able to give, and they were giving a lot,” Blais said.

Both women know the struggles well, with over 30 years of nursing experience. They said former colleagues in the area tell them hospital beds are filling back up with COVID patients.

“These patients are very sick, and acuity is high across the system,” Blais said.

Businesses also chip in. Every week they deliver donations from Brugger’s Bagels, Tropical Smoothie, Dollar Tree, Aldi, Harris Teeter, and more.

They even give out bananas with uplifting notes written on them.

“When you give somebody a banana that hasn’t eaten for eight or nine hours, or gone to the bathroom, and it says, 'You inspire us,'” said co-organizer Fox. “I’ve had nurses and I’ve had doctors that cry.”

The duo said they won’t get up and are even hoping to give, long-term.

“We are starting our own foundation and it is called Care 4 Frontline,” Blais said.

Blais said their mission is to let staff know they aren’t crushing COVID alone, leaving no hospital, EMS, or health department behind.

“We don’t want to forget about the very people that are making the sacrifice,” Blais said. “Yes, it is their job, but nobody signed up to work in a pandemic.”

Anyone who wants to lend a hand can visit the Pantry Box Project Facebook page. The group's current biggest need right now is for full-size candy bars! Contact Cathy Fox at care4frontline@gmail.com to get started.

Credit: Allison Bazzle, WVEC 13 News

Keep It Beachy Clean Earth Day Community Cleanup!

Let's work together as a Community to let our visitors know

"We're Open" and ready for summer!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

4 PM - 6 PM

Multiple Volunteer Check-In Locations

For Available Locations and Sign-Up


Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, bring your reusable water bottle, ocean-safe sunscreen and a friend. Please bring your own work gloves. Bags and buckets will be provided.

Covid-19 Safety: Please wear a mask during initial supply pick-up or when you are unable to physically distance. Do not pickup litter without gloves.


Keep It Beachy Clean is a program of Clean Virginia Waterways of Longwood University

Community Knights - Volunteers needed 14 years old and up

Community Knights is a 501c(3) nonprofit that provides grants to nonprofits and school systems across the peninsula. We have provided over 1.8 million dollars in grants since our inception to 187 organizations.We need of volunteers for weekly family-friendly bingo night fundraisers. These are nonsmoking, covid compliant events.Volunteering will be at 12742 Nettles Drive Newport News, VA 23606.

Wednesdays from 4:45 - 10:30 pm.

Sundays from 11:45 am to 5:30 pm.

We are asking that volunteers register at https://signup.com/go/nvXwSWq

A meal will be provided from the designated food truck on bingo nights to all volunteers.

Community Knights will also provide upon request a letter for a school, CO, or other supervisor documenting time volunteered.

All volunteers must wear a mask over their noses at all times, except when eating a meal, and they must sit socially distanced while eating. We will be doing temperature checks upon arrival. We have hand sanitizer stations on the walls and tables. Seating for players is socially distanced. Volunteers must be 14 or over and have no felony charge.

Email Lorraine at lorrainesantalucia@communityknights.org or call/text 757-337-1970 for additional information or questions.

Lifenet Heath Share the Love 5K

Saturday, April 17 - It is a Virtual 5K event but we are going to host a few meetup sites for participants to meet at and run/walk together (masked, socially distanced).

Billabong Surf Camp

Free lessons for underprivileged kids.Needs HS students interested in service-learning hours to volunteer for the three-hour sessions for four days. Contact Jason Borte: Jason.Borte@vbschools.com

Girls On The Run Hampton Roads

High school girls can serve as Junior Coaches during our Fall and/or Spring seasons. They assist Head Coaches in the preparation and delivery of our curriculum to a team of girls in grades 3 through 5. Great opportunity for those interested in education! Contact Erin Highton for more information: erin@gotrhr.org or 757-965-9040. https://www.gotrhr.org/Coach

Marian Manor Senior Living

Volunteers needed to help with our activities program, dining, and maintenance. Contact Karen Land at karen@marian-manor.com.

Elementary, Middle, and High School and Adults.

Rita's Ice Virginia Beach

We partner with Alex’s Lemonade Foundation and have several fundraisers for them. We look for volunteers to sit at our info table to give information and collect donations. Contact Erica Terminello at erica.terminello@gmail.com.

Middle and High School

Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center

We have several volunteer positions for youth ages 13 - 17. Check out opportunities here: https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/about-us/Pages/youth-volunteer-opportunities.aspx Contact Shawn Reid at SReid@virginiaaquarium.com

Virginia Beach Youth Opportunities Office

Virginia Beach Mayor's Youth Leaders in Action: www.VBgov.com/myla

Parks and Recreation Volunteers. Contact Andrea Holloman at ajhollom@vbgov.com.

Middle and High School

First Landing State Park

Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of tasks from trail clean up to providing assistance in our main office. Contact Jennifer Huggins at jennifer.huggins@dcr.virginia.gov.

Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adult Learners, Elementary must have an adult present.

Norfolk Botanical Garden

Our traditional Youth Volunteer Program is on-hold until we are able to return to normal operating procedures in the WOW Children's Garden. During this time, teens interested in horticulture, gardening or related field, are welcome to assist NBG Horticultural staff in the WOW Children's Garden by performing essential garden maintenance such as weeding, pruning, dead-heading, planting, watering, mulching, and debris clean up. Contact Theresa Augustin at Theresa.Augustin@nbgs.org.

Contact: volunteer@nbgs.org

Subject: Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Website: https://norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/support/volunteer/

High School and Adults

Men of Faith

Educational programs for summer learners: Summer of Innovation STEM Camp, Summer Reading Academy. Volunteers are needed to assist teachers and students in a formal school environment. Contact Sandra Smith-Jones at sandra.smithjones@aol.com.

High School and Adults

Virginia Beach Hotel Association

Beachy Clean Up at Oceanfront. Contact Christina Trapani at ecomaniacco@gmail.com.

High School

Armed Services YMCA

Read all about our program by visiting our website at asymca.org/hampton-roads-home and clicking on the What We Do on our ribbon. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact Laura Roberts, Youth Enrichment Program Director at lroberts@asymca.org

High School and Adults

Mini Me Events dba Engineering Your Future Today

For more information contact contact@engineeringyourfuturetoday.com.

High School and Adults

Wave City Care

We do school makeovers, feed families at thanksgiving, do gifts at Christmas for families in need, offer food distribution and more! We need volunteers for all of these opportunities each season. Contact Amanda Beery at Amanda@wavecitycare.com

High School and Adults

Youth Opportunities Office

The Teen Media Studio housed at Williams Farm Recreation Center is recruiting teens to share their talent and experience in the field of digital media. Volunteers must have an interest in the following areas: music recording, audio engineering, photography, and videography. Teens will earn experience and community service hours. Contact Tre Hill at lhill@vbgov.com.

Middle and High School

Zeiders American Dream Theater

Visit https://thez.org/volunteer/ for more information.

High School and Adults

Virginia African American Cultural Center, Inc.

We will be posting a link for community service/volunteer opportunities soon. Contact: Dr. Ross-Hammond at info@vaaccvb.org. For example, we have students interested in forming a Summer Book club to read books authored by African Americans and opportunities to read to youth.

High School and Adults

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation

Limited volunteer positions are available at this time within various units. If you are interested in volunteering with Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation, complete the please visit VBgov.com/parks or call (757) 385-1100 or email fun@VBgov.com. Sign up for Parks & Rec email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/VBparksrec.

Middle School, High School, Adults

Adopt A+ Grants Schoolwide and Innovative Learning

For the 2020-2021 school year, applications for the Virginia Beach Education Foundation (VBEF) Adopt A+ Grants—Schoolwide and Innovative Learning are due May 21. Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) staff members are encouraged to apply if they have ideas for innovative projects they wish to implement to engage students in hands-on learning activities not already funded by the school division.

Both applications are available at https://vbcps.sharepoint.com/sites/Intranet/Pages/

under Hot Topics and are due May 21, by 4 p.m. via email submission to the address listed on the instructions page for the corresponding grant application. If awarded,

  • Schoolwide grant awards are from $2,000 to $5,000 and must impact at least 25% of the school population or one grade level of the school applying.
  • Innovative Learning Grant awards are up to $2,000 with no minimum number of students required.
  • School + Community Super Grants up to $20,000 each will be available via a Google form emailed only to principals for their submittal. More information will be forthcoming.

To fund the Adopt A+ Grants, the Education Foundation raises money through events and donations such as:

  • AmazonSmile—a percentage of sales for Amazon.com purchases made through AmazonSmile. Attached are brief instructions to share with your bookkeeper so that Amazon purchases benefit the Education Foundation and ultimately our teachers and students.
  • Employee Payroll Deduction—VBCPS employees can elect to make tax-free donations to VBEF through WISE Employee Self-Service by selecting VBEF as an optional deduction to their pay.
  • 2021 Virginia Beach Education Commemorative Print—Positive Vibes in VB, created by Laura Peters, art teacher from Kellam High School is now available to purchase at http://www.vbef.org/posters.

Thank you for sharing these opportunities available through the VBEF. For more information, contact Debbie Hughes at Debbie.Hughes@vbschools.com or 757-263-1069.

VB Education Foundation Golf Tournament

Registration is open for the 27th annual VB Education Foundation golf tournament on June 30 at Heron Ridge. Join us as we golf “FORE” teachers. Proceeds benefit teachers and students in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Snacks, beverages, range balls, lunch and dinner are included with fees. Register today for either the 7:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. start!

The Pearls of Wisdom Party has been rescheduled to October 16.

In an effort to make the experience more festive and inclusive, we have moved the Pearls of Wisdom Party to Saturday, October 16 from 1-5 p.m. at 24th Street Park. I’m sure you can imagine that this was a juggling effort for the City Events office to orchestrate the many requests to reschedule events to a time that we all hope will be less constrictive. As more and more people are vaccinated and there is a downward trend of new COVID-19 cases in the area, it is more likely that by October we can increase capacity for the event. The original date of April 17 would not have allowed for the number of people currently holding event tickets.

If you have purchased tickets to the 2021 Pearls of Wisdom Party, they will grant you access to the October 16, 2021 event—even though the April 17, 2021 date is printed.
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Promote‌ ‌and‌ ‌expand‌ ‌equitable‌ ‌access‌ ‌to‌ ‌services‌ ‌and‌ ‌programs‌ ‌that‌ ‌support‌ ‌families‌ ‌and‌ ‌students'‌ ‌through‌ ‌mutually‌ ‌supportive‌ ‌partnerships.‌ ‌-‌ ‌Partner‌ ‌with‌ ‌local‌ ‌agencies‌ ‌to‌ ‌provide‌ ‌wraparound‌ ‌services‌ ‌for‌ ‌students‌ ‌including‌ ‌early‌ ‌childhood‌ ‌supports,‌ ‌volunteers,‌ ‌childcare‌ ‌and‌ ‌funding‌ ‌opportunities.‌

For more information contact Mary Hunt at mary.hunt@vbschools.com

Drive Through Food Distribution - April 27

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

9 a.m. to 1p.m.

Or Until Food Runs Out

Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

3550 Cellar Door Way

Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Free fresh fruit, vegetables, protein, dairy and grocery store gift cards will be provided to Virginia Beach residents in need of food assistance. Photo ID with address is required.

For questions or inquiries, contact (757)627-6599.

Faith Communities In Service - Ways Faith Organizations Can Help Families During COVID.

  • Start a Virtual Learning Center - Provide a space for children to learn with caring volunteers to help students with virtual learning.
  • Develop Educational Enrichment Activities - Music, arts and physical education are just a few options.
  • Collect and Serve - School supplies, food, gift cards, bus passes and clothing are all needed.
  • Adopt Teachers and other school staff - Provide small gifts and notes of support.

To learn how you can help, contact Leslie Riccio in the F.A.C.E. Office at Leslie.Riccio@vbschools.com or Amanda Pine with interfaith Alliance at the Beach at a.pine@kgpc.org

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Links to Volunteers Hours Page, Forms and General Information about Partners and Volunteers

F.A.C.E. Resource Site

We are excited to share our new Resource Site with you! You will find a variety of helpful resources for you, your families, teachers, staff, community members and friends. It is accessible here: sites.google.com/vbschools.com/face-resources or by scanning this QR code. This site is updated frequently so check back often for new resources!”


Partner Virtual Resources

The VB Schools Partners in Education program supports collaborations between schools and community partners from businesses, military commands, faith-based groups and civic organizations. Partners continue to support students, teachers and families by providing online virtual learning resources to keep students reading, thinking, and growing all summer—and beyond.

Peer Tutoring

Trained high school tutors are just a click away! Peer Tutoring is a FREE resource for your middle and high school students who need a little help now that school is in full swing!

  • FREE tutoring sessions
  • You select the weekday and time
  • Remote learning reinforcements

The VB Schools Peer Tutoring Program is in partnership with VBCPS high school students, teachers and the Office of Family and Community Engagement.

VBPTA Support Portal

Welcome to the Virginia Beach PTA

Support Portal - Empowering Parents, Engaging Students

We are all in this together!! This page will continually be updated with information that we feel is useful to students and their families in our community. It is our hope that we can use this space to support parents and students during these uncertain times. We are always looking to add new content. If you have an idea or a contact in the community who might be willing to partner with us, please get in touch with us at sloanys4@cox.net.

Enter Portal Here:

Virginia Department of Education - For Families & Students

Families and communities are perfect partners for student success. The Virginia Department of Education encourages family and community involvement in schools for all students including students with disabilities.

Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) Virginia Partners en Español

Join the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) on January 20 at 1:30 p.m. for the first of a monthly series of meetings for Virginia Partners en Español. Participants will have the opportunity to share events, updates, and any essential information that may benefit Latinx communities around the state. Register to attend. Subsequent meetings will occur on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.