LEHS Quaker Backpack Program invitation! Distribution on Thursday
The Lansing Eastern High School Alumi Association donated $2,700 to Melissa Washburn, a LEHS teacher who coordinates the Quaker Backpack project.
The grant is being used to purchase fresh produce and some additional protein from the Allen Market Place, and occasionally other sources, for distribution in Quakerpacks. These are backpacks packed with staple foods and sent home with LEHS students who signed up to receive them as supplemental food for weekends when they don’t have school meals. Goods ordered from Allen Market Place are delivered by Lansing's bicycle delivery Service, Go Green Trikes.
The next distribution of backpacks will be Thursday February 11th, around 2:30 in the Eastern Welcome Center. Please join us if you are available! It would be great to have alums represented!
Melissa is looking to get some good publicity for all the partners in Quaker Backpacks. I sent invitations to Judy Putnam at LSJ and to Kevin Lavery at WKAR Radio. Judy said she or RJ Wolcitt might attend. I'm going to send the invitation to City Pulse today too.
Alumni Association Meeting and School Bond Proposal
At the Lansing Board of Education meeting yesterday the Board voted unanimously to support the recommendations of the
Bond Committee almost exactly as presented. A copy of the press release that the administration released is
I also attached the report of the Alumni Board meeting on October 8.
The School District has set up a new website with information about the Bond Proposal. It has lots of information posted
under various tabs. Please check it out: http://www.lansingpathwaypromise.net/
The Alumni Association Board will meet next week on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm in the Social Room. Please plan to attend if you can.
Information discussed informally at the Board meeting confirms that Sparrow plans to demolish Eastern High School after it takes possession. The draft
purchase agreement could include some efforts to do deconstruction, removal, relocation or other reuse of some of the best historic features of the
building. We need to develop some strategies around this opportunity.
I made contact with Jesse Lasorda from the Lansing Historical Society to ask if I could meet with with him. I think it may
be beneficial for the Alumni and the Historical Society to work together to preserve as many of the best historic features of
LEHS as possible. Agreements need to be included in the final sales documents.
Your thoughts and comments are invited and welcome.
Have a wonderful weekend.
The Lansing School District has announced a series of Community Forums to
bring Lansing residents up to date on development of a School Improvement
Plan and School Bond Proposal. You are invited to attend any meeting that
works in your schedule. All are open to the public and broad participation
is encouraged. Also attached are documents that describes the Pathway Promise that forms
the framework for the District's Strategic and facilities plan and the
results of the Epic MRA Poll of voter attitudes regarding the School Bond.
Both will be discussed in the Community Forums.
- September 28, 6-7:30pm: Ward 1 – Pattengill with Dan LaMore and/or Amy
Baumer and Bond Committee Member TBD
- September 29, 10-11:30am: Elmhurst Learning Center with Dan LaMore and/or
Amy Baumer and Bond Committee Member TBD
- September 30, 6-7:30pm: Ward 2 – Forest View with Dan LaMore and/or Amy
Baumer and Bond Committee Member TBD
- October 1, 6-7:30pm: Ward 3 – Everett with Dan LaMore and/or Amy Baumer and
Bond Committee Member TBD
- October 5, 6-7:30pm: Ward 4 – Sexton with Andy Kilpatrick, Dan LaMore
and/or Amy Baumer