Friday, February 22, 2013

Jam for Bread! Food pantry fund raiser at Borelli's! March 23rd @ 6PM

Support efforts for a new area food pantry and help neighbors right here at home!

More information at their Facebook page

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Friends of McPherson School gets the word out!

McPherson Elementary School, with Friends of McPherson, recently sent out door hangers to the neighborhood highlighting a Top 10 list "What's Great about McPherson?"  Contact FOM and check out other great efforts at their web site:

Friends of McPherson

We congratulate Friends of McPherson and the Lincoln Square community for their efforts and support on behalf of our very important neighborhood school! Lincoln Square is well know as a terrific place to raise a family. We need strong community support of our local public schools to maintain growth, opportunity, quality of life and to keep our families on our blocks.

Reminder! an easy way to help Chappell School remains a great way to help Chappell Elementary.   This fundraising sometimes goes under the radar but it is fun, easy and effective way to help Chappell teachers and students.

Click for Chappell Projects Online Now!

Right now there are only two Chappell projects up.  We will be adding a project Monday for the Kindergarten classes and we will receive a "match grant" for next week only, so CHECK BACK IN! Parents, neighbors and teachers got together to fund a record number of Chappell DonorsChoose projects last year!

Check this Monday for the Chappell Kindergarten Project 
and get a match grant!

Here are two other easy and ongoing fundraisers at Chappell

Chappell is ranked a Level 1 school in Chicago 
and is a high performer in the Ravenswood-Ridge Network of CPS.
2105 W Foster Avenue, Chicago

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ravenswood Community Council Open House March 7th: RSVP now!

Winnemac Parck Neightbors are invited to the Ravenswood Community Council's open house at Dolce Casa Cafe on March 7.  RSVP/ questions to 773-975-2088

Friends of Chappell meeting: Thursday, February 28th!

Friends of Chappell Elementary School
Organizational Meeting
Thursday, February 28th at 6pm
Dolce Casa Cafe
4947 N. Damen Ave
(Damen & Argyle)

Parents and Community Members, please join us for the very first Friends Of Chappell Elementary School (F.O.C) organizational meeting. We want to update you on our progress so far and to hear your ideas for bringing more resources and improvements to our already great school.  Hear about new efforts to fund-raise, engage parents, support teachers and more!  Q and A with current Chappell parents.
Whether you have a volunteer project in mind, or you just want to hear what we are up to - we'd love for you to join us at Dolce Casa Cafe for some coffee, treats, and discussion!
Chappell Web Site

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

EveryBlock is dead, long live every block!

After the demise of EveryBlock, neighbor Grace Van Moer sent us these photos of the current state of the Mariano's construction to share with the community. She has been taking such photos about weekly, and invites neighbors to view them on Twitter and Instagram by searching #marianosravenswood.

If you have neighborhood news, photos, or stories that you would have shared before on EveryBlock, feel free to instead. And if you'd like to post regularly on our blog, let us know and we can make you a contributor, so you can do it directly yourself.

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