Archive: February, 2012
(The blog has been dark for a while, but I am back from vacation and plan to write more often. So get reading!)
A while back, I wrote about an effort by parents and the school district to raise money and improve programming and community connections at the 12 elementary schools that the district runs in Center City, broadly defined as the area between the two rivers, from Girard Avenue to Tasker Street.
Some readers expressed concern that this effort would not help poor children. Here are a few reasons I think the program, if it succeeds, will help all kinds of kids:
Parents at Chester A. Arthur are taking a page from the "Let's Put on a Show" school of fundraising. With the help of performers from the Walnut Street Theatre, the school is hosting a night of cabaret tonight, Monday Feb. 6, in its building at 2000 Catherine Street.
The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for school-aged children. The show, titled, "A Whole New World at Chester A. Arthur: A Benefit for the Friends of Chester A. Arthur featuring Walnut Street Theatre Favorites" starts at 7 p.m.
If you can't go and want to donate, you do that via the group's web site: http://www.friendsofchesterarthur.org/