TPS Rally 3 (7-25-12)

One last post (I think)….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lily’s Mom

(So, until I can figure out how to make those nifty drop-down menus on the page tabs, I will just post people’s stories as I receive them.  Sorry. lol  Maybe at the rally someone can make me not completely wordpress illiterate.)

Dear Mayor,

This is Lily’s mom.

A mom who has watched Lily absolutely thrive  at TPS for the last 2 years.
A mom who loves that Lily goes to school in such a racially, culturally, socially economic, and life-style diverse environment.
A mom who is proud to send Lily to a unique school  that teaches her everything a traditional school does…but so much more.
A mom who feels so strong that Lily is able to be as much of her true self as she can when I have to send her away from me for most of the day-and at TPS, she can be.  Not only is she able to be herself-she is able to and taught to recognize and honor her true self, and is also challenged to expand herself and grow in so many ways-academically and beyond.
A mom who believes that there is so much more to education than test scores.
A mom who doesn’t want Lily-or Lily’s school-to be defined by a test score or a bunch of data points (even skewed ones that have been tweaked to fit your motives).
A mom who urges you to recognize and publicize the positive data that TPS is proud to share.
A mom who is fearful that taking away TPS means taking away progressive education in our city and state.
A mom who believes in giving Lily second chances when she messes up and who guides her to success when she needs help.
A mom who urges you to look at yourself as a mom and TPS as your daughter…who you will not give up on, who you will give a second chance to, who you will guide when she needs help the most.
A mom who believes my job is to shape and mold Lily to be a unique and positive force in this community/world.
A mom who urges you to look at this as an opportunity for you to help shape and mold TPS to be a unique and positive force in your city’s education profile…I truly believe you won’t be disappointed if you do.
A mom who cherishes this growing time in Lily’s life…as tiring, stressful, and hard as it may be.
A mom who believes that TPS needs and deserves this growing time as well…for they too are so young.
A mom who is dishearted at the lack of integrity on behalf of you in the way you have chosen to handle all this.
A mom who is mad….and many people know…mad moms are pretty powerful.

Sincerely,
Lily’s mom

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TPS Rally 2 (7-25-12)

Here’s some of the awesome speaking action we had going on today!

TPS Rally (7-25-12)

Here’s some pics of the awesome crowd that showed up for today’s Support TPS Rally!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lily’s Mom

(So, until I can figure out how to make those nifty drop-down menus on the page tabs, I will just post people’s stories as I receive them.  Sorry. lol  Maybe at the rally someone can make me not completely wordpress illiterate.)

Dear Mayor,

This is Lily’s mom.

A mom who has watched Lily absolutely thrive  at TPS for the last 2 years.
A mom who loves that Lily goes to school in such a racially, culturally, socially economic, and life-style diverse environment.
A mom who is proud to send Lily to a unique school  that teaches her everything a traditional school does…but so much more.
A mom who feels so strong that Lily is able to be as much of her true self as she can when I have to send her away from me for most of the day-and at TPS, she can be.  Not only is she able to be herself-she is able to and taught to recognize and honor her true self, and is also challenged to expand herself and grow in so many ways-academically and beyond.
A mom who believes that there is so much more to education than test scores.
A mom who doesn’t want Lily-or Lily’s school-to be defined by a test score or a bunch of data points (even skewed ones that have been tweaked to fit your motives).
A mom who urges you to recognize and publicize the positive data that TPS is proud to share.
A mom who is fearful that taking away TPS means taking away progressive education in our city and state.
A mom who believes in giving Lily second chances when she messes up and who guides her to success when she needs help.
A mom who urges you to look at yourself as a mom and TPS as your daughter…who you will not give up on, who you will give a second chance to, who you will guide when she needs help the most.
A mom who believes my job is to shape and mold Lily to be a unique and positive force in this community/world.
A mom who urges you to look at this as an opportunity for you to help shape and mold TPS to be a unique and positive force in your city’s education profile…I truly believe you won’t be disappointed if you do.
A mom who cherishes this growing time in Lily’s life…as tiring, stressful, and hard as it may be.
A mom who believes that TPS needs and deserves this growing time as well…for they too are so young.
A mom who is dishearted at the lack of integrity on behalf of you in the way you have chosen to handle all this.
A mom who is mad….and many people know…mad moms are pretty powerful.

Sincerely,
Lily’s mom

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Picnic Pictures

Here are some pictures from our rally/picnic on Sunday July 23rd 2012 at TPS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Democracy In Action!

(Via Tarrey Banks on Facebook)

“Today at 4:30 the court ruled in our favor and granted a restraining order against the City of Indianapolis. We are still a school! We are still in business! We are in this fight! We need our kids back! We will be enrolling new students and confirming the enrollment of current students starting now! We will have a commitment letter at the rally tomorrow and will be at the school fair on Thursday! Spread the word!”

And the article…

Awesome work everyone!  Can’t wait to see everyone at the picnic!

Douglass Park, 5pm, Wednesday July 25th!!!!!

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Welcome Everyone

Hi all!  Lauren Gros here!  Our “heart” group decided that a blog would be a great place to further put the heart of The Project School (the people) onto the internet.

I am all kinds of awful about internet stuff, but I’ve set up the basic blog and corresponding e-mail account (savetheprojectschool@yahoo.com) and would love to start collecting everyone’s stories, the letters you all have been writing to officials, pictures, art work, poems–everything!  I promise, I will figure out how to set it up so that you can just submit them and all an admin has to do is approve it within the next day or two!

And to get the ball rolling, I suppose I’m off to write the first post…as soon as I figure out why it’s not letting me create categories and tags!

;-)

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