Minutes of the September 1st, 2020 meeting of

The 19th Ward Community Association Schools Committee

Attendees: Charlotte and Douglas Giebel, John Laing, Dan and Jay Ross, Joe Baldino, Sarah Yaworski, John Boutet, Moniek Silas-Lee

Spelling Bee Status (Douglas and Charlotte)

We continue to look for possible ways to conclude the 10th Spelling Bee and initiate the 11th Spelling Bee. The spreadsheet of the 10th expenses will be completed this month.

Shawn Neal, who won 7th grade Spelling Bee in 2014 and 8th grade in 2015, contacted us, and we put him in touch with the scholarship coordinator at the Community Foundation. There are a number of winners whom we have lost track of, and haven’t received their scholarships. Ruth Jenerson will share their names in a future 19th Ward communication in the hope that it may provide some contact information.

School reopening/volunteering

The budget crisis, coupled with COVET-19, has created instability in the schools and in the homes of students, staff and teachers. We expressed sympathy to the principals, and offered to help in any way we can.

People are willing to help students in September. Is there a way that volunteers could be matched up with students? Moniek was to check.

Chromebooks and internet access are required to enable distance learning. Joe was going to check on the progress.

New Business

The RCSD enrollment for pre-K is substantially reduced, such that school building 44 will not be used as a site. Dan raised the concern with what will happen to those children who are lost. Dan will check on the possibility of the Children’s Agenda taking on the project of answering the question “Where are the Children and Who is taking care of them.”

School 10 has been renovated. Charlotte wondered if there would be an opening event to showcase the school. If not could there be a virtual tour that could be shown on the district website. Why not have such a tour for all of the schools?

The next committee meeting will be Tuesday October 6th at 7 pm on Zoom.

Submitted by John Laing

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Information Links

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ABOUT THE 19TH WARD

19th Ward Community Association
Rochester City Living
RocWiki.org

 

ANIMAL RELATED SERVICES

To report animal cruelty, call 911 or  THE ANIMAL CRUELTY HOTLINE: (585) 223-6500

City of Rochester Low-income Spay/Neuter for pet Dogs and Cats

Rochester Community Animal Clinic - low-income spay/neuter for pet dogs and cats, and feral cats

PAWS, Inc.Providing Animal Welfare Services

City of Rochester Adopt a Dog or Cat

Lollypop Farm, The Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County 

 

BUYING A HOME IN THE 19TH WARD

Homesteadnet.com

City of Rochester Property Information

Rochester City Living

Trulia Listed Homes For Sale

UR Home Ownership Program

Zillow listed homes for sale

COMMUNITY LINKS

Arnett Public Library

Brooks Landing

City of Rochester 

John Lightfoot, Monroe County Legislator,District 25

Loretta Scott, City Council President, At Large

LaShay D. Harris, South District

Genesee Valley Park

Metro Justice

RGRTA Bus Information

Minority Reporter

SouthWest Tribune

Rochester Green Living

ROCSPOT

Sector 4 Comm. Developmant Corp

Savor Life Radio Show

Teen Empowerment

WDKX Urban contemporary 103.9 FM

WRUR 88.5 UR and WXXI partnership  88.5 FM

Southwest Family YMCA

UR Gov. & Community Relations


EDUCATION

Rochester Prep Charter School

U.S. Dept. of Education

 

FAITH COMMUNITY

St. Monica Church


BUSINESSES

El Latino Restaurant
D and L Groceries
Hand Crafted Wrought Iron
Jim Dalberth Sports
Menezes Pizza
TOPS Friendly Markets
Staybridge Suites

OUTREACH AND SERVICES

Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP)

Dealing with Lead
Drug Activity
Healthy Blocks
HEAP NY Home Heating Assistant
Home Safety Tips    LifeTimesAdultDay Health Care
Medicare
NeighborWorks Rochester
Parking / Abandoned Vehicles
2-1-1 Social Services
ACT Rochester

OTHER

Genesee Co-op FCU

3/50 Project

South Wedge Ning

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