Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Sunday, August 04, 2019
The first attachment is the best and simplest explanation of the operation and failures of neoliberalism I have yet encountered. There are more detailed and deep dive explanations, but this one should make it clear to anyone just why neoliberalism is a destructive and devastating system everywhere it is applied. The other two articles apply to the Democratic Party establishment – a thoroughly neoliberal establishment.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Adam Jeffrey Leeson, saved 7/20/19
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Head Lifeguard at The Pittsburgh Project
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Dear Swimmers and Guardians of TPP's Summer Camp 2019:
This summer has been filled with many achievements with swimming, SKWIM and other pool activiites -- and this note details some dreams for future participation for you:
Parents & Guardians should come to to the pool and see your child swim -- soon.
Our summer isn't over and there are plenty of opportunities to keep swimming in the weeks and months to come.
1a) TPP's pool is closing at 7 pm on August 4. Come to the pool from 1-7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
1b) All kids and adults are invited to drop in for SKWIM game play from 6-7:45 pm every Tuesday & Thursday at Citiparks Ammon Pool on Bedford Ave & Memory Lane, Pgh Hill District.
1c) All kids are invited to sign up a SKWIM CLINICS at Allegheny County's North Park, 11:30 to 1 pm, M-F, (week 1) August 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, and
(week two) August 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2019. Summer is not over yet. Links to the County's sign up at https://4Rs.org - See other side.
1d) We want to field a TPP team in a SKWIM tournament on Saturday & Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2019, at Citiparks Highland Park Pool. Shallow water. Kids & adults. If interested, email Coach Mark Rauterkus, Mark@Rauterkus.com.
1e) For six Sundays this fall, from 2-4 pm, we'll be able to play SKWIM at Moon High School Pool. Sign-ups required. Great pool.
1f) Coach Mark's Saturday Swim School provides opportunities to swim, play SKWIM, and get Lifeguard training throughout the year, often at Oliver HS and/or Allegheny MS.
Thanks for the consideration. Let's keep building strenght and fitness in the water so that next year can be better than ever with a swim team and more games with outside groups.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
From: Habitat Pittsburgh Kids Triathlon
From: Superintendent Hamlet <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 9:38 AM
Subject: Summer Dreamers Academy Celebrates 10 Years
To: Superintendent Hamlet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As the days of summer stretch ahead of us, I'm pleased to report that the children of the Pittsburgh Public Schools continue to engage in active learning that has made this season so memorable — for children, faculty, and staff alike.
Tomorrow, July 11th — as part of Summer Learning Week — our District will commemorate 10 Years for the award-winning Summer Dreamers Academy with an event at the Energy Conservation Center from 5 – 7 PM. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit our Summer Dreamers sites to see why this program has captured the hearts and imaginations of both participants and facilitators.
Summer Dreamers Academy combines elements of learning with exciting, hands-on experiences that truly give education a tangible purpose for students. For example, imagine how in a single summer, a child can grow from riding a bike for the very first time to learning how to maintain the bike and cycle on a 100-mile overnight trip, then pen an opinion piece about the value of bike trails based on what they learned first-hand. Imagine watching 185 adults attending the faculty and staff kickoff as though it were a long-awaited family reunion — adults who could be taking the summer off to decompress, but are so energized by the experience that they look forward to working with Summer Dreamers instead.
This year, approximately 1,675 children from pre-K through 8th grade are participating in this camp. And in 2019, for the first time, PPS is pilot-testing a model for a more inclusive camp for students with special needs, who previously participated in separate programming. From dance to flag football to Star Wars to designing websites, Summer Dreamers enjoy a variety of activities in a nurturing, productive environment from June through late July, exposing them to opportunities they might not otherwise experience. Each day, campers participate in a 90-minute literacy block and a 90-minute math block to support their academic growth and fight summer learning loss, so they arrive at school prepared to succeed.
Research by the RAND Corporation through the Wallace Foundation's National Summer Learning Project shows that regular attendance at high-quality summer programs leads to 20 to 25% typical annual learning gains in both math and language arts. And this year, we are pleased to report that Summer Dreamers was honored by HundrED, an internationally recognized nonprofit that seeks and shares K-12 innovations globally. This progress would not have been possible without the generous support we have received from The Grable Foundation, Heinz Endowments, and The Wallace Foundation.
I invite you to join us in celebrating this truly innovative approach that opens the door to a lifelong love of learning.
Yours in education,
Dr. Anthony D. Hamlet
Superintendent of Schools
Pittsburgh Public Schools
412-529-3600 (W) | 412-622-3604 (F) |email@example.com