Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Winnemac Park Neighbors NEXT MEETING: Tuesday February 21st, 7PM Dolce Casa Cafe

Winnemac Park Neighbors meet at Dolce Casa Cafe. Photo, Eric Rojas

Winnemac Park Neighbors invites all residents interested in Winnemac Park, Chappell Elementary, McPherson Elementary, Amundsen High School, St. Matthias and all business and resources around Ashland to Western and and Lawrence to Foster to attend our next informative meeting!

Tuesday February 21st, 7:00PM
Dolce Casa Cafe - 4947 N Damen

On tap for our next meeting:
1. General announcements: New local school funding, Lawrence Streetscape and the Sears parking lot developments, new parking permit policy for the 47th Ward, new WPN blog site and private WPN google group for neighbors to post resources, services and have conversations.
2. Local School Council Candidates: LSC candidates should take the opportunity to speak with Winnemac Park Neighbors. If you are a candidate or prospective candidate for the Local School Council, please contact us at info@winnemac.org to address the group for 5 minutes. We have a couple candidates lined up!
If you wish to learn more about running for LSC, please contact the Office of Local School Council Relations, 125 S. Clark, 5th Floor at 773-553-1400.
Key Dates
March 1st: Original Nomination forms due in Office of Local School Council Relations on 3pm. 

March 8th: Original nomination forms due in schools on  by 3pm 

April 18th: Elementary School Elections 6am-7pm

April 19th: High School Elections 6am-7pm

3. WPN introduces DonorsChoose.org facilitators at Chappell Elementary: Last week, WPN members Kris Swanberg and Eric Rojas presented on DonorsChoos.org fundraising projects to Chappell teachers. Several teachers have been successful in funding projects...many teachers are new to the concept...they all need our help! Volunteer to become a "project facilitator" or project helper for a Chappell teacher and their very own DomorsChoose project.  Kris will be running workshops with the teachers shortly...more to come!  
Contact info@winnemac.org subject "DonorsChoose" to help a teacher!
If you are interested in "Friends of" groups for McPherson, Chappell or Amundsen, please email info@winnemac.org. We'll put you in touch with the right people. Please come to the meetings too!
We are collecting names for a community garden or "parks" committee to revive the existing Winnemac Park advisory board. Please email info@winnemac.org if you'd be interested in volunteering at one of our parks or in developing a community green space. We are building a committee.

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