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    The Week Ahead

    News Du Jour:

    Highlights this week in the New Haven Public Schools

    SEPTEMBER 20-29, 2006: TROUP MAGNET, 130B Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden Senior English teacher Qin Wei, from Shandong Province, China, will be spending ten days in New Haven hosted by teachers and administrators at Troup. She comes from Zaozhuang No. 15 Middle School in Shandong Province, which has been Troup’s sister school since last April. Qin Wei is part of a Teaching Methods Delegation of teachers arriving in Connecticut on Sunday, Sept. 17th and the program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut and Shandong Province. Contact people for this program are Richard Kaliszewski, Principal of Troup Magnet School and Judith Goodrich.

    The Week:

    SUNDAY, SEPT. 24, 2006, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2006, LIGHTHOUSE POINT PARK CAROUSEL, Freetown-New Haven Sister Cities 10th Anniversary Celebration, including dinner, entertainment, a silent auction in recognition of support for the Sister Cities Program. The guest speaker will be Timothy Shriver. Senator Toni Harp, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Reginald Mayo, will be honored for their support. Joe Robert Pemagbi, the UN Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone will also be attending. Please call 946-8469 for tickets.

    MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2006, 1:00 P.M.: : SpaceLoft XL from New Mexico’s spaceport, BISHOP WOODS fourth grader Christopher Walker designed a research project with the help of his third grade classmates in the fall of last year. According to Christopher, the project is a science fair experiment to determine if battery life is shortened, extended or not effected by exposure to microgravity. The rocket’s payload will include five experiments designed at universities, more than 40 experiments from high-school students from across America, and one from an elementary school student.

    MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2006, 1:00 P.M.: BESTY ROSS ARTS MAGNET SCHOOL, 150 Kimberly Ave. BRAM Students will be on camera and behind the scenes for an episode of a Japanese TV program: "Best Friend Having Twins," which will air on Nippon Television in Japan. The student actors will film a classroom scene which is being produced by Moving Mountains Productions. This is also an opportunity for the BRAM drama students to watch the studio filming the television show and seeing what is involved in shooting one scene of the t.v. program.

    MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2006: EAT DINNER WITH YOUR FAMILY DAY, millions of families in more than 500 US cities will celebrate Family Day by eating a meal with their children, the City of New Haven and it’s families will be participating.

    MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2006, 5:30 – 7:00 P.M.: YALE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, 51 Henry Street, Open House Celebration for completion of a home which was built during the summer by the architecture school. This fifteen year housing program has taken place in the city with Yale’s first year architectural students, first time home owners and city student interns. Javon Herbert, who was the student intern who participated in the program, was given this opportunity through the Youth at Work Program, a collaborative effort between the New Haven Public Schools, and the City of New Haven, and the Workforce Alliance Program.

    MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2006, 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.: KATHERINE BRENNAN FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER, 200 WILMOT ROAD, Early Childhood Workshop Series,

    “Tips from the Toilet Training Trenches” the signs, strategies and materials to help children in different stages of the toilet training process will be discussed in the Family Resource center with the parent coordinator.

    MONDAY, SEPT. 25, 2006, 6:00 P.M.: No Board of Education Meeting.

    TUESDAY, SEPT. 26, 20065:30 – 8:30 P.M.: WILBUR CROSS HIGH SCHOOL, 181 MITCHELL DRIVE, COMMUNITY FORUM, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, Parents educators, business leaders, and community members are invited to a community forum with Janice Grudendel, A Senior Advisor on Early Childhood Education. Her appearance is sponsored by The United Way, The William Caspar Granstein Memorial Foundation and The New Haven School Readiness Council. Ideas will be shared around the proposed Early Childhood Framework for CT. This includes, a look at birth to five developmental milestones, and how to develop skills for success in school

    WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2006, 6:00 P.M.: BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, 54 Meadow Street, 2nd Floor.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2006, 9:00 – 11:00 A.M,: NEW HAVEN ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, 580 Ella Grasso Blvd., Open House, an opportunity for people to learn about Adult Education programs and how it can help individuals achieve future goals.

    THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2006, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Sheridan Communication and Technology Magnet School will sponsor STAR NIGHT" a family night outing in conjunction with The Yale Astronomical Society.

    Up and Coming:

    MONDAY, OCT. 2, 2006, No school, Yom Kippur observance

    FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 2006, 12:30 – 2:00 P.M.: JAMES HILLHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL, 480 Sherman Pkwy., The Duke Ellington Fellowship from the Yale School of Music will present the Jabane Ensemble with special guest, Ravi Coltrane.

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