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Upcoming WCSD Events   Leave a comment

Here are some interesting events happening this month that you might want to attend:


8,9 & 10 – North Valleys HS Faculty Play 2013 Scholarship Fundraiser

14 -18 – City of Sparks Teen Discovery Fall Break

14 -18 – Great Basin Naturalist Outdoor Skills Camp

14 – 18 – Urban Roots Garden Classrooms Harvest Camp

18 – 20th Annual McQueen Craft Faire

30 – Marvin Picollo’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Open House

Friday Minute   Leave a comment

The WCSD Performance Framework (WCSD-PF) is the topic of conversation during this week’s Supercast. WCSD publicly unveiled the latest data this week for the framework, a monitoring system which allows us to target resources and
support to each of our schools according to their individual needs. We recognize there have been many achievements among our schools over the past year, but we also see challenges ahead. Our framework, which builds upon the state’s
performance framework, offers us the opportunity to tailor our efforts toward each school’s successes and needs so we can help each of our students move toward our ultimate goal—Every Child, By Name and Face, to Graduation.

The annual Run for Education event, sponsored by the Education Alliance, is right around the corner, and I hope you will all plan to attend this tremendously popular fundraiser for WCSD. This year’s run takes place on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Legends at Sparks Marina. This family-friendly outdoor event represents an important and worthwhile effort to raise money for our schools.  Next Friday, Oct. 4, is the deadline for schools to submit their registration
materials for the Run for Education. For more information, visit the Education
Alliance website here.

Our District is proud to celebrate the contributions of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultures. As part of that effort to recognize and reflect upon the varied heritages represented in our schools, the Board of Trustees heard a wonderful staff presentation this week about Hispanic Heritage Month. We educate more than 21,000 Latino students, and I was proud to join the Board in honoring the contributions of our Latino community.

Pedro Martinez
Washoe County School District


Macy’s Shop For A Cause Fundraiser   Leave a comment

Macy’s 8th Annual Shop For A Cause was held Saturday August 24th from 8:00am – 4pm at Macy’s, Meadowood Mall, Reno, NV.

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Vista’s participating were Olivia Callison, Yerania Alverez, Paulette Bridges, Jennifer Bullock, Erin Casey, Maggie Culpepper, Raquel Gutierrez, Mick Lount (Photos), Imelis Morales-Ruiz &  Media Wright.

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Also present was Lisa-Marie Lightfoot, Administrator of the Washoe County School District, Volunteer Services.

Macy’s Shop For A Cause is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities fundraising efforts that, since 2006, has helped raise more than $46 million for thousands of charities and non-profits across the country.

In 2012, more than 7,000 charities signed up to participate.  This event offered the Washoe County School District, Volunteer Services, an excellent opportunity to promote the various programs that are currently ongoing throughout the district.  These include the Read & Succeed and Math Path Tutoring Programs, community book drives, fund raising events and the promotion of public awareness.

By purchasing a shopping pass from a participating charity, customers could support their favorite causes while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, including special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases, entertainment and special events at Macy’s throughout the day.


As well as all the huge discounts on offer to entice the shoppers, VISTA Mick Lount provided some musical entertainment which was very well received and helped to boost the sale of shopping passes.

Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities, giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of their customers.

Washoe County School District
Volunteer Services

TMCC Community College Job Fair   Leave a comment

On Wednesday,  April 10, 2013, from 10.00am – 2pm the Truckee Meadows Community College Job Fair was held at the Dandini Campus of the Truckee Meadows Community College.

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In attendance from our WCSD Volunteer Services department were Americorp Vistas:  Jennifer Bullock, Shawnna Cox & Mick Lount.

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The Trucking Meadows Community College’s Job Fair was attended by an enthusiastic gathering of TMCC students, alumni, faculty and staff. Washoe County School District Volunteers Services manned one of the many display tables present and were encouraged by the high number of names submitted by interested students.

The event was well attended with lunch and refreshments amply provided by TMCC Dandini Campus.

Washoe County School District
Volunteer Services
425 E. 9th Street
Reno, NV  89512

Barnes & Noble Christmas Fundraising Event   Leave a comment

Christmas Season in full swing for WCSD Volunteer Services: December 10-14, and 23, 2012:
We are the lucky recipients of a one week-long Barnes and Noble gift wrapping donation event.  Funds earned will provide WCSD Volunteer Services VISTA’s an opportunity to decide what project they would like to support.  We thank “Mary” B & N Manager and “Caddie”, Public Relations.
VISTA’s, Maureen Koski, Raquel Gutierrez, Mick Lount and Jennifer Bullock were the beneficiaries of generous donations from customers.  It was especially gratifying to share our program of volunteer tutors in the schools.  The public felt their contribution was worthwhile because of the need for first through third grade intervention. The occasion gave us an opportunity to network while we wrapped; Ann Vargas’ article from Senior Magazine was our best marketing agent.  Most people had no idea what we do until we gave them our handout.
During this same time another opportunity for giving occurred; this time initiated by “Fran,” a bus driver for WCSD.  I overheard her talking about a destitute family whose children had no winter clothing, etc.  The siblings were of various sizes-Fern brought a list from one of the teachers coordinating their needs.  I approached six individuals within my neighborhood and asked if they would like to help fulfill the list.  No one hesitated, in fact they became excited and shopped for the best-we rounded out each coat, shoes, etc. with hats, extra gloves and socks.  This was one of the happiest weeks I have spent, each mutually agreed.
Happy Holidays from all of us!
Jennifer Bullock
VISTA/WCSD Volunteer Services
Development Coordinator

Inaugural Poker Run   Leave a comment

WCSD Volunteer Services will be holding their Inaugural Poker Run on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.  The Poker Run begins at Sparky’s Bar & Grill, 9570 S. McCarran  Blvd. (McCarran & 4th) at 11:00 am.


To register go to: and print out the entry form OR  register at Sparky’s between 9 am and 11 am on Nov. 3, 2012.

100% of the funds generated will be donated to the Washoe County School District Volunteer Services.

Questions?  Call:  775-348-0346.

This will be a fun fundraising event, come out and join us!

WCSD Volunteer Services
425 E. 9th Street Reno, NV  89512

Girl Scouts Fundraiser   Leave a comment

The Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada are celebrating 100 Years with a big ‘Round Up’ celebration at Rancho San Rafael Park on Saturday, June 23rd from 9am-6pm.  We are looking for a parking crew to assist our estimated 3,000 guests!  We have a VIP parking section where guests will pay $5 per car, and your organization could keep this money for your organization, if you organize a team of 5 or more!

Naturally, the more people on your team, the more breaks each person will be able to take!  Teams may work for the whole day or in 3-hour shifts (9-12, 12-3 or 3-6).

In addition to the money your organization will raise, all volunteers will receive a complimentary meal ticket, a fun Girl Scout SWAG bag and of course, cookies!!

Please contact me if you are interested.

Best Regards,
Alexandra Ellison
Volunteer Specialist
Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
T: 775.322.0642, ext. 231  |  F: 775.322.0701
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A: 605 Washington Street, Reno, Nevada 89503

Donate to WCSD Volunteer Services   Leave a comment

This is great – go to and download the toolbar and sign up for “Washoe County School District Volunteer Services”.

Each time you do a search or buy something, WCSD Volunteer Services will receive a percentage!  You can also sign up for dining as well.  It’s all free to you and helps out our department.

Thank you!

WCSD Volunteer Services
7495 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV  89511


Urban Roots Garden Classroom Event   Leave a comment

Please join us for our Art, Food & Roots event this Saturday, March 17 from 6-9pm!  It is a dinner-included, local-art-featuring, bagpipe-filled night of celebration at Cafe de Thai, hosted by edible Reno Tahoe magazine and Cafe de Thai to benefit Urban Roots.  In it’s 3rd year, Art Food & Roots has become our major fundraiser for the year as well as a St. Patrick’s Day tradition – always a good time to gather with friends and share a delicious meal!

We’re offering partners (WCSD Volunteer Services is a partner) a discount of $25 to the event.  Just call me at 775-560-3292 to order your ticket.  We’re also offering a $30 rate to anyone in your network who calls me to order their ticket (instead of our online registration).

Art, Food & Roots by link to our Facebook event:

Josie Luciano
Executive Director
Urban Roots Garden Classrooms

Happy New Year   Leave a comment

Volunteer Services wants to thank you and wishes you success in all that you do in the comming new year!

WCSD Volunteer Services


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