Thursday, February 6, 2020

Next meeting of the HPKCAC on February 26, 2020

The next meeting of the HPKCAC is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 at Dyett High School at 6pm. This is a special meeting because we'll be serving dinner. We are also asking our HPKCAC schools (Ariel, Carnegie, Harte, Kozminski, Murray, Ray, Reavis, Robinson, Shoesmith, Dyett High School, Hyde Park Academy, Kenwood Academy, and King College Prep) to each send 2 or 3 representatives to share your school's top CIWP priorities for this school year and enjoy the dinner.

Please email hydeparkcac@gmail.com if you are able to attend (and the number of representatives from each school) so that we can plan correctly for the dinner. 

We haven't tried anything like this before. Hopefully this will turn out to be an enjoyable way to learn more about what the priorities are at our neighborhood schools and how the HPKCAC can be more supportive going forward.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Next meeting of the HPKCAC on January 22, 2020

Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22 at Dyett High School from 6-8pm. 

Topics for discussion include review of a draft flyer that we want to tailor for each of our HPKCAC schools regarding running for the LSC and other ways to support each school's community. (Relatedly, please see our blogspot for more information about the LSC Summit being hosted by the LSCs.4.All coalition on Saturday, January 25 at CTU.) In addition, at the meeting Syda will share some information about Title I funds at our HPKCAC schools. 

Free FAFSA Workshop on January 21 at Dyett High School at 6pm

Representatives Curtis Tarver II and Kam Buckner are offering assistance to students and families with filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on Tuesday, January 21 at 6pm at Dyett High School. 

In addition to helping students & families complete the form, there will also be information on financing college and reviewing award letters. 

Click here for more information and to RSVP.


Friday, January 10, 2020

'LSC Summit: Elections 2020' on January 25, 2020

The LSCs.4.All coalition is hosting a summit on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10am-2pm at Chicago Teachers Union (1901 W. Carroll Avenue). (The building is accessible via CTA and there is parking available near the building and in the parking lot.)


The LSCs.4.ALL coalition's LSC Summit: Elections 2020 is for current LSC members and those potentially interested in running for LSC. There will be a panel session and 4 workshops on how to create engaged and effective LSCs. The objective of the panel is to provide historical background and national perspective on school governance and to address the limitations of advisory LSCs. The 4 workshops include:
1) "LSC On Track: A Deep Dive on Budget, CIWP Monitoring, and Principal Evaluation”,
2) "Winning Your Race: LSC Elections",
3) "Fighting for Systemic Change: Organizing for the LSC Empowerment Bill", and
4) “What is an LSC exactly? LSC 101".

Hosted by the LSCs.4.All coalition: Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), Pilsen Alliance, Chicago United for Equity (CUE), Northside Action for Justice, Blocks Together, Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education (RYH), Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Free ice skating lessons at the Midway rink on Tuesdays or Thursdays

The University of Chicago is sponsoring free ice skating lessons (led by university students) at the Midway rink from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. The lessons are for local children ages 7-11.

Sign up here. The spots are on a first-come, first served basis.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Social Justice Conversation and Screening of "America To Me" at Quaker House on 1/12/20

The Parent Support Network is hosting a screening of one episode of "America To Me" at the Quaker House (5615 S. Woodlawn Avenue) from 2-4pm on Sunday, January 12. The 10-part series addresses race and equity issues surrounding education and is set at Oak Park-River Forest High School.

The cost is $5; if you need babysitting services, please bring an additional $5 to pay the babysitter.

To RSVP please email Sisa Renie at sisapon@gmail.com.

Here's the story in the Hyde Park Herald:
https://hpherald.com/2020/01/02/parent-support-network-will-host-conversation-on-social-justice-and-equity/

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Next meeting of the HPKCAC on December 18, 2019

The next meeting of the HPKCAC will take place on Wednesday, December 18 from 6-8pm in the Parent University at Dyett High School.

Agenda items include reports/feedback regarding our 3rd Jane Averill Community Reading Day on November 22; discussion of ideas for high school outreach; and brainstorming of ways to spend $3,000 offered to CACs for the 2nd semester of the year.