Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Metro Campaign Issues

From Dr. Cynthia Taines:

Hi everybody, I wanted to share the results of the individual reflections that the students filled out last Saturday, on which metro campaign issue they wanted to pursue. (Note %s don't add to 100 because two students voted two issues as their first choice, and rounding.) 

  • School funding: first choice: 17 out of 23 students (74%), including 8 KP and 9 NT students. Two of these students voted Dreamers and student union, respectively, as a simultaneous first choice with school funding (see below). 
  • Standardized testing: first choice: 2 out of 23 students (9%), including 2 KP students.
  • Dreamers: first choice: 3 out of 23 students (13%), including 3 NT students. One of these students (NT) voted both Dreamers and school funding as 1st choice. 
  • Student union: first choice: 3 out of 23 students (13%), including 1 KP and 2 NT students. One of these students (NT) voted both student union and school funding as 1st choice. 
  • The runner-up, most popular 2nd choice issue, was Standardized Testing: 10 out of 23 students (43%), including 4 KP and 6 NT students.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Kelvyn Park Neighborhood Visit

On Saturday, February 16th, we had an awesome day talking about issues like:
  1. School Funding
  2. Standardized Testing
  3. "Dreamers" of the Dream Act
But perhaps the best part was THE FOOD we ate in those neighborhood homes. Thanks to the families in Logan Square who were generous with their time and so hospitable to us!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Selling Ads for Band-Aid's Ad Book

  1. Introduce yourself and note that you are speaking on behalf of New Trier's Social Service Board. Educate them about our organization.
  2. Explain the purpose of the Ad Book (unless they contributed last year)
    1. To advertise their business
    2. To raise funds for our Social Service experiences and FICCS (Foundation for...see below)
  3. Explain the different types of ads they can purchase (full page, 1/2 page, 1/4 page)
  4. Ask for direct payment (payable to New Trier Social Service) or payment to be mailed to Spiro Bolos, Social Service, New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, IL 60093.
  5. Collect the Ad. DON'T FORGET TO COLLECT THE AD.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kelvyn Park Part III

Our Lady of Grace. 2455 N. Hamlin Ave., Chicago
After two site visits to each high school, we will participate in a neighborhood tour. Our first stop is the Logan Square neighborhood where we will meet our counterparts, see the neighborhood, and then have lunch in family homes. Here are the details on Saturday, February 16th:
  • 9:15 am: Meet at New Trier High School (tennis courts)
  • 10:00 am: Arrive at Our Lady of Grace Parish
  • 10:30 am: Travel to local homes
  • 10:45 am: Lunch and Discussion at family homes (see questions below)
  • 12:00 pm: Return to Church / Icebreaker
  • 12:30 pm: Issue Presentations (Dreamers, school funding, standardized testing)
  • 2:30 pm: Individual Reflections (how should we prioritize issues?)
  • 2:35 pm: Winnetka Trip and Action Planning
  • 2:55 pm: Closing Reflection (a word or phrase that describes the day)

Lunchtime Conversations:
  • What are we eating? Where did you get the recipe? How does the food fit with your culture/heritage? 
  • Where are you from originally? What is your family’s history? 
  • What do you love about your neighborhood? What are the challenges of this neighborhood?
  • What are your goals for your children’s education? What do you want for your children?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Sandwich Factory Line

Inspiration Cafe needed a boatload of PB-n-J sandwiches for Inspiration Cafe and EVERYONE pitched in! Well, almost everyone... :)