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Team BPS Orientation and a Question

We mentioned Team BPS a little while ago on the blog and in the meantime we’ve had a bunch of parents email us with questions and comments about being young parents in Boston.

So, we thought we’d highlight Team BPS once again.

If you’d like to act as a parent ambassador to the Boston Public Schools system and have a chance to advocate for the needs of families in City education, you should consider attending Team BPS‘ next orientation on June 22nd at Boston City Hall.

Details:

Date: June 22nd

Time: 12-1:30pm

Location: Piemonte Room, 5th Floor of Boston City Hall

More info and registration here

QUESTION: How likely are you to enroll your children in BPS? What makes you likely/unlikely to do so?

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Volunteers Needed: Tell the Kids Why You Love Reading

Last week, I wrote a post about how there are opportunities to get involved with the community all around us. It must have been pretty boring because only 29 of you read it, which is why I should leave the writing duties to Kendall!

Anyway, the fact is I was right and here’s another opportunity to pitch in to support literacy. From ReadBoston:

Share the Joy of Reading!  Join fellow ONEin3 Mayor’s Advisory Council members at a special ReadBoston reading event on February 24 from 9:15 am– 10:30 am at the Hennigan Elementary School, 200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain.  Council members will join school leadership for  a brief reception and then be escorted to classrooms to read two books and share thoughts about the importance of literacy in their own lives.  Books will be provided.  Please rsvp to Theresa.Lynn.JCS@cityofboston.gov by February 19.

So, to recap, help out a great organization, get connected with your community and pass along your love of reading.

Sounds good to me!

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Y/BPS Important Dates and Deadlines

School Preview Time is going on now through January 22. Open houses are being held by all elementary, middle and high schools in the district. Go see the school in action, ask important questions, and consider which schools are right for your family.

Y/BPS Workshops are taking place throughout the winter. Like Family Information Sessions, these are neighborhood meetings led by a Y/BPS Project Manager aimed at helping you answer your questions about registration, the lottery, school assignments, the waiting lists, and educational choices in the future. E-mail us at info@ybps.org to set up a workshop.

First round of school registration begins January 4, 2010 for all children entering kindergarten (K0, K1 or K2), grade 6 or grade 9.  Register by the end of round one on February 5th. Come prepared with a list of at least 5-7 schools to rank at registration

For more information visit http://www.ybps.org

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