Thursday night’s meeting was GREAT! Wonderful to see our whole community gathered together to say Do Not Close Our School! I loved going to the PTA mailbox the next day and finding cards and letters from teachers, parents, and grandparents, saying, “Let’s keep going!” “What can we do?” We still have work to do. Unless they postpone the process, we have less than two weeks to make a difference.
So, we are starting a campaign – Save the Wildcats!
We will have a meeting after school on Tuesday, 1/22 in the auditorium. There is some proactive things we can continue to do in order to stay open and get what we need for our students, as well as advocate for all of the kids in the Jefferson Cluster.
1. We must submit our final letter, including alternate proposals to the EB Committee, but especially, the Board, and the Superintendent ASAP. Your input on this is essential. Please come to the meeting on Tuesday.
2. We must have Woodlawn reps at the various meetings coming up regarding Enrollment Balancing. They are:
Wednesday, Jan. 23, ESL Parent Feedback Meeting, Ockley Green PK-8, 6031 N. Montana Ave., 6-8 p.m.
*Wednesday, Jan. 23, SPED Meeting, Woodlawn, 6:00 p.m. * Important*
Thursday, Jan. 24 at King PK-8, 4906 N.E. 6th Ave., 5:30-7 p.m.
ACCESS Academy, 4013 N.E. 18th Ave., 6:30, 8 p.m.
*Saturday, Jan. 26 Community Feedback Forum, Jefferson High School – Middle College for Advanced Studies, 5210 N. Kerby Ave., 1-3 p.m. *WE NEED A GOOD WOODLAWN TURNOUT AT THIS!*
3. We need to get our message out. If you can make signs to put in the Woodlawn Neighborhood, let us know. If you can make fliers, let us know. All of these things should say, SAVE THE WILDCATS!
4. We need our community to write letters to the PPS Board and Superintendent Carol Smith. Those can be emailed to the following:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
All emails should say SAVE THE WILDCATS in the subject line and tell why Woodlawn School should not be closed.
5. Surveys can be filled out online. Please write DO NOT CLOSE WOODLAWN in the comments section in addition to your comments.
6. We need parents after school this week to give our parents the opportunity to fill out a paper/pen survey.
7. Lastly, please share this message with people you know!