Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Heights Happenings: June 30 - July 4, 2010

I think we all already know what's going on this weekend, so I thought I would post about a couple of cool, on-going projects in the neighborhood:

Friends of Field is a group of neighbors who have organized for the betterment of Field Elementary School. The group is currently undertaking an initiative to implement a "College-Bound Culture" at this school. Early college awareness helps young students see possibilities in their future and understand how to access those opportunities. This fall they would like to decorate the cafeteria with as many university pennants as possible, and we hope to display the pennant of each teacher's alma mater on his classroom door. They would also like to use college stickers, t-shirts, and trinkets as incentive rewards for the school's reading programs.

The group would love to give neighborhood residents the opportunity to see their Alma Mater represented at Field! Perhaps you'd like to donate a pennant or stickers from your school? They would love to be able to teach the kids about all kinds of schools from all over the country! You may contact Lindsay Hunniford with any questions. She is the group contact and will be collecting items over the summer to have them ready for the the start of school in August. Thanks!

Items Requested for Donation:
-Youth T-Shirts
-University Logo Toys or Trinkets
-Anything else "collegiate" you can think of [that is elementary age appropriate, obviously]!

This is a great idea from a great group making a difference for Heights kids!

Also on-going: Heights resident, artist and junk shop purveyor Bill Davenport is currently working on creating Houston's "Giantest" ball of yarn.

As of the last update his yarn ball was 67" circumference and 40 lbs. To help complete his project, Bill wants your old yarn. He says he's not picky: "any color, style, age or quantity. It all goes in, and never comes out again, like a yarn black hole!"

Drop it off at the Junk Store (1125 E 11th, Saturdays 12-5) and Bill promises free yarn-ball wrapping tutorial for the kids with every donation! You can follow his progress on Giantest Yarn Ball in Houston

No comments:

Post a Comment