Thursday, August 23, 2018

Second Jane Averill Community Reading Day to be held on Friday, October 12

The Hyde Park-Kenwood CAC is planning to build on the momentum generated last year by hosting a second Jane Averill Community Reading Day on Friday, October 12. This time we will be using a math-related book that celebrates Chinese culture: Round is a Mooncake.

The goal of this event is to further strengthen community support for our public schools. By bringing community members into PreK and Kindergarten classrooms and having them read the book to small groups of children, we hope to forge connections of support that will extend past this one-day reading event.

After the classroom visit, volunteers are invited to a tour of the school.

We partnered with 57th Street Books and the Schools Committee of the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference again this year to purchase enough copies of the book for every child to receive a copy. Thanks to the generosity of the Schools Committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, which donated $559 to cover the cost of 100 books, and many of you, we raised enough money to purchase 408 copies of the book! So we are no longer accepting donations to purchase books for this event as the final order will be placed today. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Update: Thank you to all the folks who bought books, those who showed up to read and distribute the books, the hard-working principals who gave tours, and the teachers who opened up their classrooms! It was a great day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Next HPKCAC meeting to take place on August 22 at HPAC

The next meeting of the HPKCAC will take place on Wednesday, August 22 at the Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) from 6-8pm.

We'll be discussing the HPKCAC's response to the updates to CPS's Educational Facilities Master Plan that were presented at our June meeting.

We'll also be making plans for the second annual Jane Averill Community Reading Day, which we are planning to hold on Friday, October 12.