Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Parent-Board Dessert


On Wednesday, May 29th, from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, please plan on attending the Parent-Board Dessert! We will be gathering at the Altman house. Directions are here!

Please bring both (at least) 1 parent and 1 dessert! Ask Hannah if you can bring liquid refreshments.

Monday, May 20, 2013

What $300 Buys

Actually, here's (see photo) what $180 can do to make a difference for an organization's livelihood. Each co-head from Social Service Board can request up to $300 for any organization they sponsor. The money can be in the form of a check or supplies. For example, Amy and Sabrina spent less than two hundred dollars on a bounty of toys, games and other fun stuff for Rowe Elementary School.

If YOU want to make a request for YOUR specific organization, please consider the following:

  1. Certain organizations are not in need of additional funds. For example, ICRE receives money from the State of Illinois.
  2. Other organizations need funds for daily operational costs (like rent).
  3. Please make your request IN WRITING to Mr. Kucharski or Mr. Bolos. Consult with your sponsors regarding how to deliver the funds or the supplies.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Letter to a Legislator

On Saturday, May 11th, our Kelvyn Park Exchange group traveled again to the city to work with students and adults from the Logan Square neighborhood in order to learn how to craft letters to state legislators regarding inequities in Illinois school funding. Thank you to Rep. Daniel Biss (D) for inspiring this effort! Here is just one example of a letter written by a New Trier Student (click on the image to enlarge).