Please RSVP to Loria Price at (415) 202-9770
Halloween is only a few weeks away and there are two groups who are in need of volunteers to build their haunted houses (lots of muscle & height), dress up & be a prop, story tell, and be a chaperon for day of event. Your gift of time will assure a safe, fun and memorable Halloween event for Western Addition youth and their families.
The first group in need of volunteers, to build their Haunted House, is the CA Public Utilities Commission. This is their 14th year of playing host, providing candy, balloon art, face painting, story telling, Dias Los Muertes Celebration, games and providing costumes to over 700 elementary kids annually. Their continued dedication truly embodies the spirit of community give back. In the past, CA PUC workers were able to get volunteer time off to build the house. Due to budget cuts that is a thing of the past, it is now time for community members to step up and fill this void. Your give back of time and energy will assure a memorable day for over 790 school children from John Muir, Rosa Parks, Tenderloin & Robert Louis Stevenson elementary schools.
To volunteer contact Wendy, coordinator haunted house, at wendy.al-Mukdad@cpuc.ca.gov or 703-2311.
Ten volunteers daily to assemble structure, lots of muscle & height, are needed Monday October 24th from 10 am till 5 pm thru Wednesday October 26th.
Ten volunteers needed to set up props/display area on Thursday October 27th from 10am till 5 pm.
Ten volunteers needed Friday October 28th, day of event, from 8:30 am till 1 pm either get dressed &made up to be a prop or simply greet kids as they enter the haunted house.
All volunteers report to CA PUC courtyard located at 505 Van Ness.
To volunteer Friday October 28th, day of event, from 8:30 am till 2 pm to dress up & story tell, be a crowd flow monitor and hand out candy please contact Victor at email@example.com or 703-2992.
The second group in need of volunteers is the Western Addition Beacon Center. This is their fifth year to provide a haunted house, food, fun, games, costume contest and bouncy house for all the Western Addition community to enjoy. Marco, coordinator, is in need of volunteers to help build haunted house, chaperon day of event, set up, work at booths, serve food and clean up.
· 10 volunteers are needed daily at John Muir Elementary Auditorium located at 380 Webster to build the haunted house. The start date is Wednesday October 26th, from 4pm till 6 pm, and will continue thru Friday October 28th.
· 15 volunteers are needed Saturday October 28th, day of event, to set up, serve food, chaperon, work a booth and clean up.
· To volunteer please contact Marco at either firstname.lastname@example.org or 749-2715.
Thanks for reading this lengthy request and please make time to give back. Your gift of time & energy is a simple way to invest in our youth to assure they have a safe, fun and memorable day.
Co-Founder Community Partners United
Fall Festival for the children of our community in the Hayes Valley Park complex on Saturday October 29th between the hours of 12-3 PM.
College and Career Fair 2011 taking place on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 11am-2pm at West Bay Conference Center at 1290 Fillmore Street in SF. This is a free event! A number of colleges will be onsite to answer your questions. PACT will be there to provide you information on the admissions process and how to get money for college. You don’t want to miss this personal opportunity to get all your questions answered.
Please see the attached flyer and bring your youth and families. It’s never too early or too late to talk about college and career options!
RSVP today at 415-437-1700 or by email at: email@example.com.
Whether it’s a romantic dinner in Hayes Valley or catching up with a friend, you deserve a break from the kids. Let the nanny take care of your little one(s) for a few hours. For kids three years and up, and the kids are okay to show up in PJs!
We recommend emailing us a few days ahead for reservations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.553.8070. Same day reservations are allowed, but subject to availability.
$45 per kid (movie + dinner + snacks included), $15 per sibling (3 hours)
or $15 per hour per kid ($5 per sibling)
$10 non-refundable deposit per child to reserve your spots.
First Fridays of the month. 5 – 8 pm
Next one is October 7th.
Please let your parent circle of friends know about TGIF Date Nights with Regina at seesaw!
by Richard Johnson
Eight years ago, this October, Community Partners United started our Safe Halloween in Hayes Valley. The idea was to bring our youth back to trick or treat in their neighborhood. Over the past eight years we have used our parks, playgrounds, schools and community centers throughout the Western Addition to create safe spots for youth & families to gather. Our Safe Halloween has expanded to include a full weekend of free youth & family events spread throughout the Western Addition.
To date the following Safe Halloween events are scheduled:
CA Public Utilities Commission Halloween Poster Contest and 14th Annual Haunted House for local elementary schools from 9am till 2 pm on Friday October 28th located at PUC courtyard Van Ness (at McAllister). To help build their haunted house, donate money or candy contact Victor at email@example.com or 703-2992.
Western Addition Beacon Center Haunted House on Saturday October 29th from 11am till 3 pm located at John Muir Elementary. Please contact Marco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 749-2714 to volunteer, help build the haunted house and/or donate.
African American Art & Culture Complex, Mo`Magic, SF Juneteenth & Up from Darkness partner for their Annual Halloween Haunted House extravaganza on Monday October 31st from 5-8 pm located at 762 Fulton Street (at Webster). Please visit www.aaacc.org for full details.
CommunityGrows & Hayes Valley Apartments 8th Annual Halloween on Monday October 31st from 4-7 pm located in the community room at 403 Rose (at Buchanan). Please visit www.communitygrows.org for full details.
The essence of Safe Halloween is to sponsor community events that offer a chance for all to gather and share food, fun, and entertainment while fostering a safe and caring neighborhood.
Dear Neighbors of John Muir Elementary School,
The preschool special education and general education student at John Muir Elementary School do not have a play structure; children run out and play on a bare patch of asphalt surrounded by chain link fence. We’re one of the only schools in San Francisco without a play structure! Read more at our website:
Muir ES is in the Pepsi Refresh Contest, and if we’re one of the top 15 vote recipients between September 1-30, we’ll win $20,000 to win a playground, but we need your help! We need everyone to vote every day for us-votes are cumulative through the month, so every vote counts! We need daily votes- 100,000 votes by the end of the month in order to win! Here’s how you can help:
* Vote via facebook: go to www.refresheverything.com/muirautismplayground< and log-in using facebook. Vote every day!
* Vote with a Pepsi Refresh account: go to www.refresheverything.com/muirautismplayground< and create a Pepsi account. Vote every day!
* Vote via text! Text message the code 108702 to this number: 73774 every day!
* Or…do all three, every day! Every vote counts!
* You can also enter codes on specially marked Pepsi bottles (“Refresh Everything” with a yellow cap) to win up to 100 extra votes!
* Share with friends, students’ parents, other teachers, and ask them to support us as well.
Thank you so much for your support! Please share with your organizations, networks, colleagues, friends, neighbors and families! Thank you!!
Jo Mestelle - Community School Coordinator @ John Muir Elementary
380 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
by Lori Shelton
The San Francisco Unified School District’s Proposition A 2006 Bond Green Schoolyard Program allows us to announce that we are accepting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for Landscape Design Services for several of our elementary schools. Please review the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Landscape Design Services on the District website. You can link directly to the District website via:
Current SFUSD RFPs
The elementary schools interested in landscape design services are:
- Alice Fong Yu Alternative
- Claire Lilienthal– Madison Campus
- Dr. William Cobb
- John Muir