Friday, October 24, 2008

FYI - Next Tuesday

Parents and Children First: A Forum for Equal Opportunities in Education

North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Mayor Pat McCrory has confirmed to attend and speak.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

King’s Park International Church—Durham, NC

Click here to register!

Please join us on Tuesday, October 28th at 6 p.m. at King’s Park International Church in Durham, NC at Parents and Children First: A Forum for Equal Opportunities in Education.  Sponsored by Partners for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, this public forum will allow parents, children and leaders throughout the state to discuss how greater educational options would benefit us all.

That is why Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina is inviting you to join us on October 28th.  Please take a stand with all of those who care about parental school choice and increased educational options for our children.

If you have not already registered, please do so today. Don’t miss this opportunity to help make a difference for our children!

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"We are all affected daily by the policies, decisions and actions of our local officials. As citizens of Wake County, we can have a positive impact on the future of our county by supporting candidates whose views support change and accountability, especially within our school system. Whatever your decision in the National Election, it is imperative to support local candidates who support the families and taxpayers of Wake County.

Please join us for a “Meet and Greet Rally” on:

Saturday, October 25th

4:00pm to 6:00pm


Oak Ridge Farm

1025 White Oak Creek Drive

Apex, NC

Hotdogs and drinks will be served.

Please bring your whole family!

Rain or shine

Local Wake County Commissioner candidates, Kenn Gardner, Larry Tilley and Venita Peyton will be in attendance to discuss the issues facing Wake County. Apex Mayor Keith Weatherly, Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears and Sheriff Donnie Harrison will also be in attendance. This is not a fundraiser but simply a get-together with your local candidates in this important election."


Hwy 64 W - Right on Green Level Church Rd (1st light after Hwy 55 exit)

1.5 miles – Turn left on Secluded Acres Road

Follow road to right at end – Turns into White Oak Creek

Farm on the right

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Free Seminar on Saturday

Some of you night be interested in this:

According to the News and Observer, a seminar will be held on Saturday, October 18 to inform parents about Wake County Public Schools' grading practices, homework policies and math courses.

Parents will learn about elementary school grading, which is based on levels 1 - 4  instead of on letter grades. Middle and high school grading systems will also be discussed.

Parents will be informed as to how much homework is expected and how much time, on average, should be spent on homework each day.

The seminar will be from 10 a.m. to noon in the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh. It is sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens for African American Children.

Guest speaker is Christy Falba, Wake's senior director of elementary education.

Call 231-9057 for more information.