Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Give Kids Good Schools Week Oct 16-22 2006

Want to support Give Kids Good Schools Week?
From the Give Kids Good website:

"Here are 10 simple things you can do to celebrate Give Kids Good Schools Week in your community:

  • Sign the Give Kids Good Schools Pledge. Sign the pledge and join thousands who believe every child deserves a quality public school. Help us spread the word by asking five friends to sign the pledge too! Sign the Pledge
  • Ask your elected officials to Give Kids Good Schools. Your email will send a clear message that all kids deserve good schools. Write your elected officials
  • Attend a Give Kids Good Schools Week event or plan your own activity. Celebrate the week in your community. Plan an activity Find an event near you
  • Start a conversation about public schools. Talk about education at a community meeting, church service or with friends over a cup of coffee. Use our "Tips to Start Conversations About Public Schools"
  • Invite a school board member, teacher or student to talk about public schools. Highlight quality public education and local school needs at your church, club or volunteer organization.
  • Share your public school “success story”. Tell us how your community is helping to improve public schools and we may post your story on our Web site! Share your story
  • Find out how you can get involved in public schools. Contact your school or local library to learn about volunteer activities, after school programs and other opportunities to get involved in your public schools.
  • Learn how your public schools are doing. Read a newspaper article about your local schools, look up your district report card or talk with a student about what’s happening in his or her school. Visit "How is My School Doing?"
  • Register to vote. Your vote is a powerful way to make your voice heard on the issues that are important to you and your community. Register to vote
  • Spread the word about Give Kids Good Schools. Hang a Give Kids Good Schools decal on your car or office window; post a flyer in your workplace, gym or library; and tell friends, colleagues and family about Give Kids Good Schools. Order free materials "


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