Monday, March 12, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Atwater Village Newbie Blogsite

We have a new friend, "Atwater Village Newbie" blogsite.
They have posted a link to our blogsite, and vice versa.
Their site is full of interesting journals about our neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Google Calendar

I added "Google Calendar" button on the right column.
You simply click on the button, and you will be guided to our calendar items.
The only issue is that, if you don't have a Google Account, you will have to create one and that's extra 5 minutes of your time... Once you have your Google Account, come back to our blogsite, click on the Google Calendar button, and Voila!!! a small pop up window will ask if you'd like to "add" a calendar "FOG". Press Yes, and you will have our calendar items on your Calendar.
It's a free service and a good tool for us to keep tracks of upcoming events.

If you have any questions, let me know.

-K

Friday, February 09, 2007

LA Parents Union Meeting 7PM Feb. 13

There will be an LA Parents Union meeting on:

Tuesday, Feb. 13
7pm
Silver Lake Community Church
2930 Hyperion Ave.
LA, CA 90027

LA Parents Union is tied into the Green Dot magnet schools program, so if anyone can attend it could and should be informative for our group. I posted a link a month or so ago to a Los Feliz Ledger article about Green Dot and the LA Parents Union, so refer back to that for more info.

Their flyer talks about focusing on smaller classes, finding a better use of school facilities, holding high expectations for all students, controlling budgets at a local level, and encouraging parent participation.

The email contact for more info is:

chind@laparentsunion.org

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Glenfeliz PTA Founder's Day Luncheon, Feb. 15

Glenfeliz Blvd. Elementary School PTA
invites you to our annual
association meeting* and

Founder's Day Luncheon

Thursday, February 15, 2007
11 am - 1:30 pm
Parent Resource Room

Celebrating Founder's Day 2007 - PTA's 110th Year!

Catered by Pat & Oscar's Restaurant
Caesar or Greek Salad
Lemon or BBQ Chicken
Spaghetti with Marinara or Meat Sauce
Famous Pat & Oscar's Breadsticks
Beverage and Dessert

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

$12.50 per person (non-refundable) - please make checks payable to Glenfeliz PTA

*Feb. 15 meeting agenda will include information about the March 8 association meeting and election of the 2007-08 Board.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

OUR NEXT MEETING: JAN 31, 6:30PM

OUR NEXT MEETING

JANUARY 31, 2007

6:30 Pm

@ NEW HOPE CHAPEL (Behind BEST BUY)

For more information, contact Kei at
keimn06@sbcglobal.net

Major topics will be covered, so please attend!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

GREEN DOT CHARTER PROGRAM AND LA PARENTS UNION

A recent article in the Los Feliz Ledger shed light on Green Dot and the LA Parents Union, two organizations started by Steve Barr, a Silver Lake resident and State Board of Education appointee to the Advisory Commission on Charter Schools. Green Dot appears to be focused on middle and high schools, but the LA Parents Union appears to have a broader focus that includes elementary schools. The article is online at:

http://www.losfelizledger.com/DeodarStory.htm#ShuttleBusesREST

For anyone interested they are having a meeting this Saturday (Jan. 7) from 1-4pm to let people know what they are about. I am going to try and make it. Here is the info:


Citywide Chapters of the Los Angeles Parents Union Host…

Knowing Your Power:
Parent Training on the Politics of Education & What Parents Can Do About It

Saturday
January 6, 2007
1:00 pm -4:00 pm

350 South Figueroa Street, Suite 213
Los Angeles, CA 90072

Free of Charge
Childcare and Refreshments Provided
If driving, please enter off of Figueroa

To RSVP contact Ryan Smith:
(213) 621-0276 ext 255
Or email rsmith@greendot.org

In addition, the Silver Lake Chapter will apparently be meeting Jan. 13 to discuss
under-enrollment at neighborhood elementary schools among other things. You can email the following address from the article for info. about that:

mchind@earthlink.net

Thanks,

Tim

2006 API scores

Hi everyone-

There is a recent post to the friends of atwater village blog by David Tokofsky, our LAUSD district rep, about how the API scores of atwater's two elementary schools, Glenfeliz and Atwater Village, have steadily and greatly improved over the last 7 years. It's attached to his entry of December 1, 2006 below. http://friendsofatwatervillage.org/blog/art_education/

Glenfeliz started out in 1999 with an API score of 591. It has since climbed 197 points to a 2006 score of 788! Atwater Elementary has made an even greater leap: it started out with a lowly 497 back in 1999, and has since brought its scores up 241 points to a 2006 score of 738.