Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Learn about how to get involved in East Somerville in 2013.
The following was sent by East Somerville Main Streets about a meeting happening Wedensday, April 10 at Casey's: Want to know more about how to get involved in East Somerville or what plans are for 2013? You're invited tonight to attend the East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS) Open House and Volunteer Rally. East Somerville Main Streets will showcase volunteer opportunities for the 2013 calendar year, while also sharing their plans for the year! Enjoy free appetizers, raffles—and an opportunity to make a video -- to be posted on facebook—about why you love East Somerville and ESMS! Special Guest Speaker, School Committee Representative Steve Roix. Free and Open to all, 6:30-8:00pm, Casey's, 173 Broadway.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Clare Goldsmith, a volunteer, and Barbara Marder have been teaching children at the Kennedy School about the creative process.
Sunday, February 3
The following was sent by Somerville Public Schools: SPS Volunteer and Teacher in the Spotlight: Commitment to the Arts Somerville Public Schools celebrates Volunteer Clare Goldsmith and Visual Arts Instructor Barbara Marder. Ms. Goldsmith began volunteering with Somerville Public Schools in 2008 and has been joining Ms. Marder in her K-8 Kennedy School art room every Monday since then. Ms. Goldsmith returns every week because she enjoys "being part of the spontaneity and creativity, and seeing the different ways students can express themselves through art." A photographer, collector and painter, Clare has also been delighted with the historical perspective gained through Ms. Marder's arts classes, where projects are integrated …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The Somerville real estate agent was recognized for her work in the community, according to an announcement on Somerville Patch.
Monday, October 22, 2012
A local activist and group that feeds the hungry make a difference in Somerville, according to Somerville Patch readers.
At the end of September we asked Somerville Patch readers to name people in Somerville who make a difference. It's part of an initiative, called Count Us In, that Patch is running in partnership with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. As of Oct. 19, Patch readers named 10 people, plus an entire group of volunteers, who make a difference in Somerville, and by now there may be even more. Here, we name two of of those people. Well, one of them is actually an entire group. Learn about the other nine Somervillians who make a difference here and here. If you want to call out, congratulate, thank or name someone in Somerville who does good work in the community, you can do so here. Here are the newest people who make a differnece, named by Somerville …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Anjila and Emely are leaders in their school’s new volunteer club, which practices local and far-reaching community service.
Patch Whiz Kids of the Week: Anjila Shrestha, 12, and Emely Ulloa, 11. School: Winter Hill Community School Accomplishment: Anjila and Emely are leaders in their school’s new volunteer club, which practices local and far-reaching community service. How they got there: After school on a recent Friday, middle school students Emely Ulloa and Anjila Shrestha, along with other members of the school’s volunteer club, gathered in the cafeteria to work on their first international service project. The girls sat together gluing sequins and beads on jewel-toned fabric bags. Later, they would fill the bags with candy, crafts, photos and mini biographies of Winter Hill students and send them to children living in an orphanage in Colima, Mexico. The…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Somerville School Committee continued its discussion of "data walls” where test results are posted, and the schools are looking for volunteers to tutor, mentor and supervise students.
The question of whether to publicly display and chart student test results on bulletin boards that all can see was once again discussed by the Somerville School Committee on Tuesday night. Members reiterated their objection to the display of individual students’ progress on state tests in classrooms and hallways. Several parents attended the meeting but were not allowed to comment. At last month’s Educational Programs and Instruction Subcommittee meeting, committee members questioned the academic and social value of data displays and said that the displays demoralized students and invaded their privacy. Members continued the discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting, advocating for the use of displays that showed combined student progress …