Volunteers Rule!

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Volunteers Rule!

We are blessed with an amazing group of individuals who support the children and staff at Silver Creek every single day.  They are our Classroom Volunteers (and one in the office---thank you, Claire! and Mary of Parent Room fame).  These volunteers are led by a Volunteer Coordinator (also a volunteer position), Sue DiBlasio.  Our volunteers all submit to a criminal reference check for serving vulnerable populations, and receive an orientation and some ongoing training by our staff. 

We are super fortunate to have the following people give so generously of their time and talent: 

Ginny; Kathy J; Mary; Michelle; Soon; Hannah; Margaret; Dora; Beth; Liz; Amy; Sue; Claire; Brenda; Kathy F; Virginia; Halima; Leona; Naomi; Karen; Mieke and Nancy.

As well our Board of Directors are all volunteers, making important decisions around the financial and forward movement of Silver Creek. We applaud: Gail Pennington, President; Colette Lafreniere-Pividori, Vice-President; Greg Chellew, Secretary; Laura Balbinot, Treasurer; Karen Anning; Lisa Wong Boivin; Liz Nolan; Joe Graci; Stephanie Sorensen; and Leslie Griesinger for their commitment to Silver Creek. 

As it is Volunteer Appreciation in April please take a moment to say thank you to our Silver Creek Volunteers.  Their work makes our school stronger and brighter for  children and their families. 

Testimonial

Silver Creek continues to exceed my expectations with their extremely dedicated staff and high quality programming.  My child has made huge gains during the past year in terms of mobility, speech and social interaction.

The staff at Silver Creek are a very special group of professionals who I find care deeply for the children they work with while at the same time pushing them to excel and surpass expectations often placed on chldren with disabilities. Given the small class size, they have the ability to get to know each child and where his/her strengths lie, as well as what areas they may need to be pushed in.  I learned valuable information from the teachers as well as the information sessions offered throughout the year.  I rely on the strategies provided to me by teachers and therapists to determine activities that I should explore with my daughter, particularly around social development and play.  Thank you, Silver Creek!

Christine O'Rourke
mother of 2013 graduate Madeleine