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Northside Community Council Education Committee Meeting

Northside Community Council Education Committee Meeting

The next meeting is Wednesday February 10th at 6:30 PM at Happen’s Toy Lab. Chase Elementary Principal, Ms. Davie will be coming to provide an update on her school, and CPS board member Eve Bolton will also be attending to provide an update on the February 8th report to the CPS board related to a series of community conversations at several neighborhood schools. One of the community conversation was held at Chase Elementary last month.
Attached to this post is a copy of the notes from that meeting, which you may review online. You may also print a copy at home to bring to our next meeting.

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Montessori Coalition Meeting

Montessori Coalition Meeting

The Montessori Coalition will meet on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:00 at Gamble Montessori in their Community Space.

Gamble Montessori is located at 2700 Felicity Place, 45211. Take the second driveway off the circle and park.

The agenda includes a presentation by Pat Neal-Miller from the CPS Family Engagement Office on the enrollment/registration process for Montessori schools at Pre-K / K and at 7th grade. Additionally we will discuss Montessori certification for teachers and accreditation for schools.

The Montessori Coalition is comprised of CPS Montessori Principals, LSDMC Chairs, and PTO/PTA Chairs.

Join the Dialogue about Northside Neighborhood Schools

Join the Dialogue about Northside Neighborhood Schools

For the last year due to increased enrollment, CPS has been discussing expansion of seat capacity and diversity of programs. In January, the CPS Administration will share the beginning of a multi year plan and community input will be requested. In order for Northside to be prepared, it would be good to meet and have a conversation around this question: How can CPS make the neighborhood schools look more like the neighborhoods and the magnet schools look like the District itself? Conversations around this subject will be taking place in several neighborhoods this month including College Hill, Madisonville, Clifton, OTR and others throughout the coming spring.

Please join us to begin the dialogue.

A facilitated focus group will be held in Northside at Chase Elementary School to get your input on what we can do to make Chase more of a neighborhood school and what kinds of programs and initiatives in particular would draw parents to send their children to Chase.

WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Chase parents and family members, residents with pre-school children, any one who has an interest in the future of Northside schools.

Food, drink and babysitting will be provided.

Questions: Contact Sue Wilke, Chair of the Northside Education Committee at

Civic Garden Center: Aligning Garden Lessons to Common Core

Civic Garden Center: Aligning Garden Lessons to Common Core

The Civic Garden Center offers bimonthly workshops to teachers free of charge in an effort to build a community of gardeners to support all of the amazing efforts happening in our region.

The December workshop is happening December 17th and is titled “Aligning Garden Lessons to Common Core.” This workshop is presented by the Greenacres Foundation Garden Educators.

Programs officially start at 4pm but you are welcome to come at 3:30pm to enjoy a “beer with a botanist” and work through current garden challenges.

Advance registration is appreciated but not required. Each session we will have a table of free resources and certificates for continuing education units.

Contact Mary Dudley at 513.221.0981 for details and registration.

Visit the Civic Garden Center website for more information:

Goodies with Grandparents Day – Friday, November 20

Goodies with Grandparents Day – Friday, November 20

Calling all Grandparents! You are invited to join your grandchildren who attend Parker Woods Montessori this Friday morning, November 19th, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM for Goodies with Grandparents Day!

All Grandparents are welcome (including anyone who is special in the life of a student). Guests will be able to observe students working in a Montessori classroom, and offer some help, for those feeling up to it.

The Parker Woods Community is happy to be able to host this event, and teachers and staff look forward to meeting and visiting with all of the special people who make a difference in the lives of their student.  See you on Friday!

PWM Food Drive

PWM Food Drive

When: November 16th – 20th, 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM
Where: PWM Front Hallway

The Parker Woods Montessori Student Council will be sponsoring a food drive for families in need! So we are asking you all to donate canned good and non-perishable items to help out our community for the Thanksgiving holiday. Items will be first donated to PWM families in need; the remaining will be donated to a local food bank.

Thanks in advance for your donations!

If you have any questions, please contact Alexis Calloway.

A Small Group: Intensive Learning Opportunity

A Small Group: Intensive Learning Opportunity

Date/Time information

  • Saturday, November 7, 2015 8:30AM – 3:00PM
  • Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30AM; The event begins at 9:00AM.

Registration Required?: Yes

    • Registration Required


What is the Intensive?

The Intensive is an all day learning experience and practice for people who want to deepen their understanding of engagement and the six conversations. This is for those who would like to co-lead the engagement series, and take a greater role in bringing the ideas of engagement into the community.

Pre-work: If you are new to the A Small Group gatherings, we highly recommend that you attend a monthly gathering and/or read the Civic Engagement booklet to begin the process of entering the space.

How much does it cost?
The cost is $35 (includes lunch) and your time and commitment. Also, we ask that you bring a breakfast item, snack or beverage to share with the group. To reserve a seat or ask questions, call  email or RSVP online using the link on this page.

Location Details:
Civic Garden Center
2715 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206


Reds Community Fund Halloween Event

Reds Community Fund Halloween Event

The Reds Community Fund and Buckeye Health Plan are hosting a free Halloween Party on Saturday, October 31st from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Urban Youth Academy (2026 E. Seymour Ave., Cinti, OH 45237). The event will offer an indoor baseball-themed, trick-or-treat trail for kids to safely enjoy Halloween while gathering candy and special Reds “treats” like bobbleheads and t-shirts. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes to the event to be a part of our costume contest. No reservation required.

If you would like more information, please contact Colleen Cheek, the Red Community Fund Outreach Coordinator, directly at 765-7041 or by email at


Click here for a link to the fall application for the Reds Urban Youth Academy.