What a phenomenal week! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Open House on Tuesday. We had a good crowd who had many fantastic questions. I am so proud to be part of this amazingly, awesome community.
- The space we will be using on the second floor of Main Street has fewer rooms available for our use than I originally understood. We have one very large room that will function as the main classroom, hangout space, library, art space, etc... and a smaller room that is set up as an office and private meeting space. We will also have access to another room, across a hallway, that will be used as a small classroom or one on one area.
-It is cleaned! MacKenzie and I cleaned the walls and vacuumed on Thursday. Yesterday, thanks to my Mom-in law, Bonnie, the carpets have been cleaned! That made a huge difference.
-Today my Stepdad in-law and MacKenzie's boyfriend, Miguel, helped move some tables, chairs and supplies in. It is beginning to look less empty.
-Several folks from the Open House have expressed interest in joining the Center.
-I have had several encounters with curious folks in the community as well. The message I keep hearing over and over is "this is coming at the perfect time." "Our kids are miserable." "Common Core is stressing the teachers, parents and the kids out."
-The board will be meeting on Monday to get some important items into motion.
-We will be scheduling another open house in the next few weeks. Look for the date and time.
-Furnishings are coming along. I would like to find a couple more area rugs, bookcases, large pillows and couch pillows.
-Please continue to talk this up. If you hear of a child who is desperately unhappy, please pass along Deep Root Center's contact info.
-I am starting to look at creating a calendar of potential classes for January. If there is something you would like to offer, let me know.
Thank You!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Oh, and if you haven't heard it, go to NCPR.org to hear my interview with Todd.