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    Dear Friends,

    School dedications

    I look forward to joining with dignitaries, parents, students and friends in dedicating two beautiful new schools this month – the new John C. Daniels School, 569 Congress Ave. on Sunday at 2 p.m. and Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School at 170 Derby Ave. on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006,at 2 p.m. As you know, the 90,740 square foot John C. Daniels school houses two classrooms per grade and a dual language program for its students. The dedication is free and open to the public and will include student-led tours, student performances and a catered reception. For more information, please call (203) 691-3500. Barnard School first opened in 1913. It is now an interdistrict magnet school with an environmental studies focus, and features solar power, LEED certification, and such “green” features as a planting courtyard. Join us!

    Troup students have their plays performed

    Take time this week to visit the Yale Cabaret, at 217 Park St., to see plays written by students of Troup Magnet Academy of Science performed by Yale students. The Dwight/Edgewood 2006 Yale Cabaret Program is a partnership with Yale University and New Haven Public Schools. Six original comedies by six Troup Magnet students about friendship, family, and innocence lost will be performed by Yale drama students.

    Veteran’s Day

    This Saturday, on Veterans’ Day, the City of New Haven will dedicate a new memorial to New Haven veterans in City Hall. The memorial, created through our Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Mayor’s Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee, serves as a stately remembrance of our City’s fallen soldiers. This beautiful bronze and black granite plaque is located on the second floor of City Hall, right by the Aldermanic Chambers. If you would like to see the names of the fallen officers remembered on the memorial, go to our website at www.cityofnewhaven.com and click under press releases. We will be dedicating the memorial at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Please join us!

    Senior Citizen Town Hall

    Senior citizens in the New Haven area are invited to attend a "town hall" meeting and information forum next Monday. The event is designed to give elderly residents the opportunity to express their thoughts about any issue of interest or concern, and to receive information from state and local elderly services experts. This is a great opportunity for older adults in New Haven to voice their opinions, have their questions answered and receive information from people who spend every day working on issues important to seniors. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Commission on Aging, New Haven Department of Elderly Services and Gateway Community College, and will be held Nov. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the cafeteria at Gateway Community College, 60 Sargent Drive. Call Veronica Mason at (203) 946-2272 to R.S.V.P.

    Let’s take a look at the Week Ahead:

    Monday, Nov. 6, 9:30-11 a.m.

    James Hillhouse H.S.

    National book award winner, Carlos Eire, who wrote Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy will address 100 students.

    5:00-7:30, The Yale Peabody Museum, 170 Whitney Ave.

    Peabody/Celentano Museum Academy Student Leader Night, The museum will host a special evening exclusively for CMA families to celebrate the election of Celentano Museum Academy's student leaders. Families will preview "Alien Earths," the Peabody's newest exhibit, and participate in craft activities.

    Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006

    Election Day

    Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30-7:30pm

    Main Library Branch, 133 Elm St.

    The Magic of Getting What You Want: How To Turn Your Dreams Into Reality, will be presented by motivational coach and editor Ruth Lambert. This workshop will help participants define and achieve personal or professional goals. Please register for all programs online at www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl or call 946-2228.

    Clemente Leadership Academy, 360 Columbus Ave.

    Awesome Authors Series, published Author Sanna Stanley will lead 3rd and 4th grade students in a writer's workshop. She is one of eight authors featured in RCLA's Awesome Authors Series which brings published authors to every grade and every class.

    Gateway Center, 54 Meadow St.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo will be the first to hear the Benjamin Jepson Multiage and the John S. Martinez Magnet School perform the "CMT Motivational Rap Song," inspiring students to think positively about life's challenges and focus their attention on performing their best on the CMT's.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    John DeStefano, Jr.



    The first day of school at John C. Daniels School, which celebrates its dedication on Sunday, Nov. 12
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    The first day of school at John C. Daniels School, which celebrates its dedication on Sunday, Nov. 12

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