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Take back RCPAC tonight at 6pm at Brandywine Springs

October 21, 2013 Comments off

Parents – come bear witness and lend your voice to take back RCPAC tonight at Brandywine Springs. Arrive a little before 6 if you want to get in some networking, because Lord knows nobody gets a chance to speak once the meeting begins.

The agenda has not been published as is normally done, and the meeting information page is showing information from 2011. But here are the highlights of tonight’s agenda:

Presentations tonight are Parent University pilot by Sarah Kashner-Schmittinger

Kickoff of planning for 2013 Family Resource Fair by Christine Miller

There will be suspense! Who will be named to the Bylaws Sub-committee, which will revise RCPAC bylaws for rubber-stamp approval by the whole body? Will I be shut out again? When will the revised draft be started?

Will there be a rescheduled discussion of the new Parent Involvement policy, which was on the agenda last month but was unilaterally “tabled” by the parent president with no second and no vote? Has anybody found any record of the policy being approved by the Board?

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Take back RCPAC – Monday Sept. 16, 6:00 at Stanton Middle School

September 14, 2013 Comments off

Monday Sept. 16 is the first opportunity this school year to take back RCPAC and put the “Advisory” back into the Red Clay Parent Advisory Council.

The meeting is Monday, Sept. 16 at 6:00 pm at Stanton Middle School.

Anybody may come to the meeting under the Open Meetings laws, but if you want to be a voting member, ask your principal to appoint you as a member representing your school.

There are some big changes coming to RCPAC in the 2013-2014 school year. We have a new district liaison – Malik Stewart will be the liaison this year, taking over from Christine Miller, who is assuming additional duties elsewhere in the district in addition to everything else she does. Thank you Chris for your role in RCPAC. Chris will still be organizing the annual Red Clay Resource Fair (this year Saturday, November 16th from 10-1:00PM at John Dickinson HS). Mark your calendars, and email Chris if you can volunteer that morning; it’s a blast!

In addition, it seems that the parent members of RCPAC will have an opportunity this year to revise the bylaws, which have become a bit musty over the years. Perhaps this year we can clarify exactly who the Parent Advisory Group is advising, and get it involved in some issues that haven’t already been decided.

Pike Creek Charter meeting tomorrow, Tuesday May 21

May 20, 2013 1 comment

The proposed Pike Creek Charter Middle School is hosting a public meeting tomorrow, Tuesday May 21 at 7:00 pm at the proposed school location, the current Delaware Swim and Fitness club in Pike Creek at 4905 Mermaid Blvd.

This is the second “town hall” meeting for Pike Creek Charter. The first meeting was on December 13 and was reported here. Tomorrow’s meeting flyer says:

Come join us for our second Town Hall meeting to learn more about Pike Creek Charter Middle School and receive first-hand updates on where we are in the approval process!

The Pike Creek Charter application is here: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/schools/charterschools/applications.shtml.

The public hearing for the Pike Creek application (along with other charter issues) is on June 4:

Purpose
What action to take relative from the Final Meetings of Kuumba Academy and MOT Charter modification applications; and the new application of Pike Creek Charter Middle School.

Presumably the vote will take place at the following State Board of Education meeting.

Mermaid Boulevard is off Skyline Drive, right where Skyline makes that sharp turn behind the Acme at the Pike Creek Shopping Center (watch for traffic!). Just keep going up the hill until you see the building on the right. It’s the former Pike Creek Fitness club, now named Delaware Swim and Fitness.

Red Clay parents: Take back RCPAC Monday night May 20, 5:45 pm @Lewis Elementary

May 19, 2013 Comments off

Red Clay parents, we still need more of your voices at RCPAC!

Tonight is the LAST CHANCE this school year to take back RCPAC and put the “Advisory” back into the Red Clay Parent Advisory Council. RCPAC takes a break over the summer and meets again in September (although subcommittees continue working over the summer).

The meeting starts at 5:45 pm in the Lewis Dual Language Elementary School (directions – 920 North VanBuren Street) The meeting will be held in the cafeteria which has a direct entrance on 10th street. There is street parking in front of the school on Van Buren Street as well parking lots accessible from 10th Street.

The main agenda item is sharing fundraising ideas.

Red Clay parents: Take back RCPAC tonight, Monday Apr. 22 5:45 pm at Highlands Elementary

April 22, 2013 2 comments

Red Clay parents, we still need more of your voices at RCPAC!

Tonight is another opportunity to take back RCPAC and put the “Advisory” back into the Red Clay Parent Advisory Council.

The meeting starts at 5:45 pm in the Highlands Elementary cafeteria (directions). The agenda features Delaware’s Secretary of Education Mark Murphy speaking and answering previously submitted questions on the topic of Common Core implementation.

Next month’s RCPAC meeting is May 20 at Lewis Elementary.