Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PEN Members Invited to a Special DPAC Meeting

Community members' role in developing the CSO transition plan and supporting its implementation is critical and we need your input at a special DPAC meeting Monday, September 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room at 807 NE Broadway.

We will focus our discussion on two main areas:

  • Tool Box- What kind of services/resources do schools need to successfully make their transitions (e.g. marketing tools, translation services, traveling placement center)?
  • Hot Spots- What are families most concerned about in making the transition (e.g. availability of public transportation, Spanish only PA announcements in dual immersion program)

If you are unable to attend the September 28th meeting please e-mail your input to Courtney, at .


Monday, September 21, 2009

As Edison completes the accreditation to offer IB, the international team visiting Edison would like to get parent and community input/support about and for IB at Edison.

Bill D'Amour, who is the lead staff in finalizing this credentialling for Edison, says that there are 2 ways of getting word to the team: Show up for a meeting at the high school tomorrow morning (9/22) between 7:30-8:00 AM to tell them in person (and get a continental breakfast), or to send letters/emails to Mr. D'Amour: William Damour


Friday, September 18, 2009

Agenda: September 21, 2009 Meeting

Welcome/Introductions: 5 minutes (All)

Changing School Options (CSO): Impacts/considerations for NE—Open Discussion (30-40 minutes)

NE School Showcase: Planning Ideas—Bridget/Others (20 mns.)

Edison Art Proposal: Follow-up from August—Dean/Jenny/Others (20 mns)

PEN Initiatives for 2009-2010: --Dean/Jenny/Penny (10 mns)

Announcements: (5 mn)

  • Area A Meetings
  • Other
Next meeting: October 19, 2009 @ Edison High School: 6:30 – 8:00 PM


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Come volunteer to make Northeast Middle School a more beautiful place for students, teachers, and community! If you are artistic, handy, have a green thumb or simple care about your community come make a difference on Saturday, September 19, 9am- 12pm at Northeast Middle School (2955 Hayes St NE).

Volunteer projects will include:
  • Painting murals
  • Building outdoor benches
  • Cleaning and landscaping school grounds

If you are interested, sign-up at Go to Volunteer Opportunities and find the School Beautification Project on the Project Calendar. Questions? Call Tyler at HandsOn Twin Cities - (612) 379.4900 Ext. 23

Sponsored by NE Middle School, HandsOn Twin Cities, and American Express.