Friday, May 23, 2014

May 29th Metro Community Project Agenda

Thursday, May 29, 2014

  • 9:15-9:30am Arrival 
  • 9:30am Setting community agreements (Juliet, Brian, Lillie) 
  • 9:50am Icebreaker: birthday lineup (Brian) 
  • 10:00am Power-line/social capital inventory activity (Juliet, Brian, Lillie) 
  • 10:30am Drawbridge activity (Brian, Lillie, Juliet, Cynthia) 
  • 11:30am Pizza lunch from Dante’s 
  • 12:00pm Root causes activity (Spiro/Dan and Sean) 
  • 12:30pm Analysis of school funding bill SB16 (Spiro and Cynthia) 
  • 1:15pm Building on the legislation’s momentum: next steps (Sean) 
  • 1:45pm Reflection on personal and community responsibility (Brian, Lillie) 
  • 2:00pm Departure

What $200 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 $200 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. Lawler or Mr. Bolos. Consult with your sponsors regarding how to deliver the funds or the supplies.

Parent-Board Dessert, 2014


On Tuesday, May 27th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, please plan on attending the Parent-Board Dessert! We will be gathering at the Carlins house.

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