Every Year Communities In Schools of Puyallup organizes a breakfast and auction to recognize members of the community for all they do in helping us fulfill our mission. We award a Student Citizen of the Year, an Educator Citizen of the Year, and a CIS of Puyallup Volunteer Citizen of the Year. In addition, all […]

The first March Gladness meeting of the year was a success. Students nominated shirt colors and new slogans for the 2016-2017 school year. Then voting commenced….drum roll please….. Upon a heather-gray shirt (newly selected shirt color) the slogan: “Building Unity By Serving Our Community“ will be adorned around the happy smiling face!!!!! Such an amazing new […]

AmeriCorps Member reading a book with two students in the library

All schools know that building relationships with the community is very important. Having a Communities In Schools Site Coordinator at Sunrise has helped develop relationships with the community. We’ve increased the number of volunteers that directly help with reading and math instruction. We’ve developed positive relationships with community organizations to support Sunrise and we have […]

A CIS employee tutors two students in reading.

I have been a tutor with the Good Samaritan Readers Program for five years, and a tutor with Emily for three. When we first started, she had a hard time sounding out words. Now she has finished learning 1,000 sight-words, reads fluently with comprehension, and is expanding her reading material to include chapter books, magazines, […]

group of students in blue March Gladness t-shirts

More than 10,000 Puyallup School District students participate in March Gladness, a community service event. Learn more here.

We would like to thank all our wonderful partners in making our “Fill The Canoe” School Supply Drive a great success!  A special thanks to Red Canoe Credit Union for matching donations.  You all have helped make a difference in starting off a student’s school year right! American West Bank Armstrong Fitness Bethany Baptist Church Brantley […]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hXiq4BRry4&feature=youtu.be Communities In Schools of Puyallup‘s “10th Annual Friendraiser Breakfast and Auction” last month brought together more than 250 members of the community to celebrate the success of their services, 3 award winning volunteers and the 10th year anniversary of their community service program called March Gladness. It was a record breaking event in attendance […]