Friday, October 30, 2009

School Choice Fair


Parents! This is a big event.

People in Pittsburgh are both blessed and cursed with some school choices. And, these choices come to a much younger kid than in the past. And, there are a lot of choices to consider.

The BGC, Bloomfield - Garfield Corporation is a group that has worked to watch what our schools are doing. They have services for kids and families in the communities. But this event is special as it takes a more global view with charter schools, public schools and private schools too.

When the Pgh Public Schools holds its 'magnet fair' -- another great event -- only the choices of PPS are presented. Naturally. There are plenty of choices just within the PPS line up. But there is a bigger world too.

I like this as it is going to be a way for our those in the public schools to consider 'recruitment' for the family to a wider level.

School Choice Fair - Helping Parents Pick the Best School

Parents/Guardians who are seeking information that will aid in the selection of the best school for their child for the upcoming 2010/2011 school year should attend the School Choice Fair. Representatives from 35 public, charter, cyber, and parochial schools will be attendance. The schools will share information on each educational institution's mission, academic levels, classroom sizes, school safety record, after-school programming, transportation, financial aid. etc. Information on how to apply along with application deadlines will be shared.

The School Choice Fair will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the St. Lawrence O'Toole Activity Center, 140 N. Atlantic Avenue (Garfield).

Please share this information with all that could benefit. Please post the flyer, forward the email, and hand out info to your friends and
See and print a PDF brochure of the event. (updated)

You might want to print out a few copies of the brochure and put them into your bag, purse or pockets to pass around to those you see around town.

This is very important for those now in 4th and 8th greades. But, it is also for others as well.

If you want great peeks at schools -- I like to go to some sporting events and chat with the fans in the stands. Visit with some high school parents tonight at the girls volleyball championship game at Brashear High School this afternoon. Or, join us at the soccer championship games on Wednesday night. Girls play at 5:30 or so and boys after. Both games are Allderdice vs. Schenley.

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