There are many new people who are looking to get involved, so this will be a great opportunity for everyone to get together! Christine Knapp will report on her meeting with Kirkbride and we will be discussing efforts with them as well.
If you have any particular ideas, topics, projects, etc that you’d like to discuss, please email email@example.com to have it added to the agenda.
PSCA School Advocacy Training
Saturday, January 26 from 10AM to 12PM
Circle of Hope at 1125 S. Broad St
School is back in session and the Passyunk Square Civic Association Education Committee wants to help you become an advocate for our public schools.
Please join us for an advocacy training led by representatives from Education Voters of Pennsylvania and Public Citizens for Children and Youth.The training will include a brief overview of the leading issues in education along with information regarding how you can advocate for funding at both the state and local levels.
Remember, to continue to improve our neighborhood, we must continue to improve our schools. Education advocates from all communities are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Please RSVP through the EventBrite link here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4954483995
The PSCA Education Committee will meet on October 1st at 7pm at the Columbus Square Recreation Center at 12th and Wharton.
We just completed a very successful school supply drive, and now we’ll be discussing other upcoming initiatives and events, including a School Advocacy Day scheduled for October 27. Other items will include the creation of a school catchment area map and relationships with the school district.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You can help teachers at the Andrew Jackson Elementary School in our neighborhood get the supplies they need for a great school year. From art supplies, to musical instruments to physical education equipment, you can make a difference in the quality of education provided to our children. Visit Donors Choose to see how you can help with the projects that benefit Jackson Elementary.
Supply Drive for Andrew Jackson and Eliza B. Kirkbride Elementary Schools
Please support our neighborhood schools! We are collecting school supplies from August 18th to September 1 at our neighborhood ACME (10th and Reed). Look for the collection bin near the cash registers.
Needed Items Include:
- Colored Pencils
- Red Pens
- Pencil Cases
- Glue Sticks
- Copy Paper
Please donate new, unopened items. Thank you from the Passyunk Square Civic Association!
We’re giving you a summer vacation from General Meetings for July and August, so we’ll see you in September with updates from our committees who have been busy working straight through these hot months to make Passyunk Square even better! Speaking of committees, our 2012 Board of Directors and Committees have been announced:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pam Zenzola, President
Angel D’Ippolito, Vice-President Outreach
Sarah Anton, Treasurer and Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Karin Morris, Secretary and Planning Committee Chair
Christine Knapp, Immediate Past President
Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison
Ilene Wilder, Fundraising and Events Committee Chair
Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee
Cassie Knox, Communications Committee Chair
Beautification Clean-ups, plantings, banners, block efforts
co-chairs: Andrew Emma and Sarah Anton
Communications Public relations, external communication
chair: Cassie Knox
Zoning Monitoring zoning change requests
chair: John Digiulio
Outreach Giving every resident of the neighborhood a chance to become involved
chair: Angel D’Ippolito
Safety / Passyunk Square Town Watch
chair: Kim Davis
Trash & Recycling
chair: Carmela Fioretti
Planning Convening stakeholders to help choose what we want the area to look like in the future
chair: Karin Morris
Fund Raising/Sapling Program For association activities
chair: Ilene Wilder
Education Supporting schools in the neighborhood
The Andrew Jackson School (1213 S. 12th St.) is collecting Box Tops for Education over the summer. You can find qualifying box tops on a variety of products you buy everyday – such as General Mills, Nestle, S.C. Johnson and more. Simply clip the box tops, save them up, and bring them to the next General Meeting on September 4th. The more box tops collected, the more cash Jackson will earn to buy the things it needs most. So get clipping!
For a complete list of participating box tops products, go online to www.btfe.com/products
From our friends at the South Philadelphia Branch of the Free Library (note yoga is also available on Wednesdays at 6:30pm until June 27 at the Columbus Square Rec Center for a small fee of $6 per class or a block of 5 classes for $25):
Feeling Fatigued by the daily grind, and need a boost to focus the mind and body?
Yoga literally means “Union” Yoga is for Everyone. Whether you believe you are “too inflexible, too busy, not patient enough, can’t sit still” etc. … Join us.
For Beginners as well as Seasoned Practitioners. All levels welcome.
Classes are from 6:30 to 7:30pm on:
South Philadelphia Library
1700 S. Broad Street (Broad/Morris)
Questions call (215) 685-1866
NOTE: A limited number of mats will be provided for those who don’t have one. Also, bring a block or blanket to fold for balance.
About the teacher:
Jennifer Nehila teaches at three studios in Philadelphia and beyond–Wake Up Yoga, Shanti Yoga, and Jai Studio Haverford, in addition to bringing Yoga to many corporations through Deliver Me Yoga. She is a former gymnast who also enjoys acrobatic yoga, slackline (tight rope), climbing, and running, and finds traditional yoga practice to be a great compliment to all of these activities. Jennifer finds that yoga is always there to support you, like a comfortable and constant friend, and thinks of the mat as safe space where the one “learns to abide in one’s true nature.”