Saturday, November 7, 2009

Neighborhood School Reform Discussions

This week there were a couple neighborhood get-togethers of neighborhood parents to chat about school reform and Edgewood School. Current, future and prospective parents are heading to meetings, and gathering to chat about school reform. Currently, school reform is the Mayor's top priority.

I attended a neighborhood chat last Sunday evening hosted by Tim Holahan. Several current, future, and prospective parents were there to discuss what they've heard about school reform and to chat about Edgewood School. Also, a newly formed parent group, Friends of Edgewood School (FES), was represented by neighbors Erica Holahan & Michael Slattery. This group is meeting with Edgewood's School Planning & Management Team (SPMT) this Monday (11/9) [This meeting was postponed - Meet FES at Enrichment Night @ Edgewood: Jan 27th @ 6:30pm] to finalize a proposed survey, to go out to Edgewood parents and neighbors, looking to hone in on needs for additional academic enrichment at Edgewood School that could be funded by grants and/or donations.

Neighbor and future Edgewood parent, Rebecca Weiner, would like to introduce the new group:

Dear Fellow Parents:

I am writing to introduce Friends of Edgewood School (FES), and invite you to a meeting to discuss FES at 3:30 PM this coming Monday, November 9th, at the Edgewood School Library. [This meeting was postponed - Meet FES at Enrichment Night @ Edgewood: Jan 27th @ 6:30pm]Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.

FES is a new all-volunteer group of Edgewood School parents (current and future). Our mission is to support Edgewood in developing in-school academic enrichment for all students at Edgewood School.

We plan to do this via grant-writing, fund-raising, and organizing volunteers to bring resources not currently available to the school, in order to support both current and new academic enrichment initiatives. We do and will work in cooperation with the PTA, SPMT, and other existing groups.

All Best--