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Publishing Center Volunteer Form


Phil DuSault Publishing Center Volunteers

  • The Publishing Center, managed directly by parent volunteers and named in memory of long-time volunteer Phil DuSault, makes it possible for students in Grades 1 through 3 to transform some of their written work—fictional stories, poems, nonfiction, and memoirs—into published books, either printed or in digital form. The Publishing Center is a tangible example of St. Patrick’s dedication to “exceptional literacy.” In many ways it is an extension of the classroom, as teachers encourage students with the goal of having their writing published. The students in turn are extremely proud of the finished books, which not only fill their classroom bookshelves, but also their home libraries.
  • Commitment: Ongoing throughout the year on a project-by-project basis. Volunteers will help when new projects come into the center.
  • Volunteer Duties: Volunteers will interview students in Grades 1 about the books they would like published, and will work with students in Grades 2 and 3 on one additional book per student each year. A step-by-step manual guides the volunteer in the publishing production process, from typing the written words and scanning illustrations to assembling and binding the final printed book or documenting the book in digital form. Volunteers may also manage class wide projects, such as the 1C Poetry Anthology.