Due to the large turnout expected for the Parent-Teacher Association’s Winter Feast this Friday evening (5:30–7:30 PM), the event will be held in the cafeteria of P.S. 178 (12-18 Ellwood Street, corner of Ellwood and Bogardus Place). Many thanks are due to Principal De De Budd and her staff for welcoming us back to their space.
Please see the volunteer sign-up sheets in the entrance of our building if you’d like to help with children’s activities. All parents must play an active role in supervising the children in order for the event to run smoothly. If you’d like to help with set-up or clean-up, please plan to arrive a little early or stay a little late.
We look forward to seeing you and your children on Friday night!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I hope it is ok if I post this here, but I thought that you might understand the situation the best.
My parents are going back to this holiday season which means that starting January it will be just me and Claire.
Claire will be going to the Y up to 5,30 every day but I need to find someone who will wait for her when the bus brings her home from the Y and will stay with her until I get home. My returning time is variable but somewhere between 6-8PM. Do you know of anyone who is available for evening babysitting?
If you have a recommendation or any ideas for my problem please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks a lot!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I have posted a new body of work, (20 images), exploring the sibling relationship of two little boys. Yes, you've guessed it, Eoin and Connor. This body of work is for a grant to further my endeavors in capturing the essence of childhood play, curiosity, devilment and everything else. As Connor has gotten more articulate, he and Eoin can now discuss all sorts of weird and wonderful things and plan their explorations in some detail. These images attempt to explore that. Should you be interested,
Next up is Jonathan's youtube promo for his strangely beautiful new book. I'll say no more but let it speak for itself. Jonathan, if I'm out of line here, please let me know and I'll remove this or you can do so yourself.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
"I’m writing with an update on the situation with the District 6 Community Education Council (CEC) that arose last month, when they passed a resolution protesting the fact that the Sherman Avenue site had been assigned to WHA without their direct input.
A few of us have been in dialogue with various CEC members with the aim of reaching a compromise: As of last night, two members have offered to draft a revised resolution, which would affirm WHA’s assignment to the Sherman Avenue site, while asking that the DOE consult the CEC more directly in future siting decisions.
If the new resolution moves ahead, it would be presented at the next CEC Public Meeting on Thursday, November 15, at 7:00 PM. We will want to have a few WHA representatives there to witness the proceedings and speak on our school’s behalf if necessary. Please let me know if you can attend this meeting. It is important that we have at least a few parents there.
The CEC has also informed us that Garth Harries, who delivered our siting decision, has agreed to meet with them to discuss the steps through which this decision was made. Crystal plans to be in touch with Mr. Harries prior to this meeting to be sure we are all on the same page.
THANK YOU to all of you who have been collecting signatures for the past few weeks. The CEC is aware of our petition drive, and I’m sure it’s part of the reason they’re now willing to reconsider their position. While the outcome of this situation is not yet definite, it’s promising news that some CEC members are willing to engage in constructive dialogue around this issue. "
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I linked these from Daita's public gallery at Picasa. The embedding feature wasn't working, for some reason, so I used html code. I will prepare some basic instructions for using code to link material into a blog hopefully tomorrow evening.
Thanks for these images Daita. They're wonderful. What a wonderful morning that was.
I look forward to seeing lots more images here (both moving and still) of the little ones in action.
'Till later then.
Paul. (Eoin's dad)