John Muir Elementary PTA Update
The school year has begun, and we have such good news for our community! The number of families enrolling at John Muir ES has increased quite a bit. We even have a waiting list this year for some grades. Our test scores are beginning to show improvement. And, most important to our children, new playground equipment will be installed by the end of the year!
We are also continuing our recycling program, collecting bottles and cans in each classroom, and instilling in our children the value of sustaining our environment. Bring your clean collected bottles and cans to our school office! The funds raised go toward classroom supplies.
Even if you don’t have kids, say hello to the families and their kids as they go to school. Recognize the effort it takes to do well in school, and congratulate the fact that they go to “our” neighborhood school. Let’s all have a great year and watch out for our Halloween celebration this year!
Hayes Valley NERT Update
Greetings neighbors! Hayes Valley NERT is changing its meeting schedule. Beginning September 25, 2008, Hayes Valley NERT will meet quarterly instead of monthly. We will meet that date at 6 pm, at the First Baptist Church Meeting Room, 7 Octavia Blvd. We hope you will attend this meeting so that we all can go over this new schedule and other important updates.
Thank You for a Successful Community Block Party!
On behalf of Pastor Lane Hawkins and the Neighborhood Baptist Church, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Hayes Valley Community Partners United for their support and partnership on the success of our Community Block Party. On August 16, 2008, the Neighborhood Baptist Church, in partnership with Community Partners United, hosted a community block party on Buchanan Street between Hayes and Grove Streets.
The community enjoyed live entertainment, food, activities for children, community resource information, health screening and much, much more. Thank you to the Honorable Ross Mirkarimi, who addressed the attendees with positive remarks about the neighborhood’s strong community ties and diversity.
Special thank yous go to Hayes Valley Playground for hosting the children’s activities; Ruby Johnson and the San Francisco Western Addition Drill Team who performed; and to Lieutenant Slade and the officers of SFPD Northern Station for barbequing and providing a safe event. The goal was to share ideas and resources with a fun event that would bring the entire community together. The event was a resounding success.