Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Vote in LSC Elections TODAY, Friends of Amundsen, Great Next Meeting, MORE!

Hi all,

Please see these important dates and very local events below! Please sign up for our blog email updates in the right hand side of  *In the near future, all updates will only come from the blog site to your email!*

 April 18th, 19th: Local School Council Elections
Elementary Schools April 18th, 6AM to 7PM
High Schools April 19th, 6AM to 7PM

Adults 18 or over living in the school attendance district, or, have a child at a school can vote at that school. You can vote for several community, parent and staff members. Bring two (2) forms of ID that show residency (utility bill, leases etc..) You do not have to be registered to vote in general elections! READ more about voting in LSC elections.

April 21st: Winnemac Park Spring Clean-up! Part of the 47th Ward Green and Clean Projects: Kid friendly too!

Saturday April 21st, Winnemac Park (Check-in/ supplies at tennis court in middle of park)
9:30AM to Noon

*Coffee* at the check-in table from Winnemac Park Neighbors while supplies last at from 9:30AM! Flier attached.

Bags and garbage cans provided, bring gloves!

Please contact to help organize the Winnemac Park spring clean-up and to help get food and beverage donations for volunteers if possible. This is a good event for kids to learn about caring for the park! If you'd like to plant any street corners, please contact the 47th Ward office at to adopt a corner and arrange for supplies. Please consider helping organize this clean-up with one of our neighbors now! This is fun and easy way to get involved at Winnemac Park.

April 23rd: Chappell Elementary School Tour
Monday April 23rd @ 9:30AM

(Enter at 2153 W Foster Ave main doors and check in at office)
Phone 773-534-2390
Come see why Chappell Elementary has been named an Illinois "Spotlight School" two years in a row, academics are thriving and classes are filling up fast! Parents, you will love your neighborhood school. With your support more programs can continue to grow like arts, sports, tutoring, languages, math and science!

April 24th: Winnemac Park Neighbors Community Meeting
Location: Amundsen High School (enter south door on Damen)
Tuesday April 24th, 7PM to 8PM

Get neighborhood activity updates, meet aldermen staff members, local officials, leaders and neighbors!  This is great local neighbor networking. Get turned on to events in your neighborhood that interest you.  If you have expertise on a local topic or have a great speaker to book for our meetings, please email

 *Speakers for this month's meeting on the 24th will include:

1. Bill Higgins of the 47th Ward Service Office updates us on the Lawrence Streetscape project, design options, traffic concerns and more

2. A new Friends of Amundsen is forming ( Learn more directly from volunteers and Amundsen IB program teachers and Principal Munoz!

April 30th: Winnemac Park Advisory Council Meeting
Monday April 30th, 7PM to 8PM
Location: Amundsen High School (south door on Damen)

The Park Advisory Council for Winnemac Park is meeting again and is looking for self nominations for those to serve as new Council members.  The current Council will help hold elections most likely in June (TBD). The Park Advisory Council works with the Park Supervisor among other officials to enhance park programming and amenities.  The park can be what the neighbors want... a music venue, a youth baseball league, an award winning nature preserve, a basketball court... what do you think?

 Winnemac Park has some successful ongoing programs that need community support and volunteerism.  Grow our park's profile and enjoy great amenities!  Email and/or attend the next meeting. President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary are the current official positions. The current Council members have been responsible for the new play-lot and increased landscaping we enjoy among other things.  You can have a big impact! 

Senior Neighbor in Need (landscaping)

We have a senior citizen neighbor near Bell and Ainslie who will need lawn mowing every couple weeks at her house. Contact to arrange to help out once or several times.  High School students can earn community service credit.

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