DRC is not an island even though it may feel that way, at times, up here on the second floor. Our goal, since the beginning, is to be an integral and dynamic part of our community. Fostering a warm, respectful, and friendly environment, as highlighted in last week’s blog post, however, is not enough. Our community, quite simply, might not find us, unless we explicitly invite them in. This past week, we had the pleasure of welcoming two people into our space. Jorge Garcia, the owner of Aztec Tacos, (yes, that Aztec Tacos – the food truck with yummy, authentic Mexican fare and long lines every time it is parked in Canton) came in on Thursday. We are thrilled that he has agreed to provide food for the DRC Shiver Me Timbers – Silent Auction Event at the Buccaneer Lounge, Feb. 12th. Not only is his food amazing, he is a really nice guy who is excited to be part of this community. Jorge will also have his truck parked outside during the event so participants can purchase additional treats from his full menu.
Addie Jenne, the NYS Assemblywoman for the River District, which includes Canton, visited DRC Friday afternoon. She had a chance to meet our kids and talk about DRC’s philosophy, mission, and goals for the future. The main reason we invited her was to ask specifically about the progress of bill A-445A, which she has co-sponsored, and, is currently stuck in the Assembly pipeline. This bill would effectively forbid NYS school districts from disallowing homeschool students from playing interscholastic sports with their local school team. We were able to explain why the passage of this bill has particular importance to us – Deep Root Center would become a viable educational option for those students in St. Lawrence County who want to leave public school, because they have many interests and goals that do not match those set forth by traditional school, but also want to play sports on their home team. Athletics are a huge part of our culture (especially here in the NoCo) and to ask homeschool students (whether they participate in our programming or not) to give up the opportunities and benefits that playing sports provide is completely unfair. The assemblywoman agreed to look into the progress of the bill and will report back to us. We will keep you updated on this issue as well. (We will share photos of this visit as soon as we have access to them.)
We understand that our students are further enriched when they are exposed to people from our community who have fresh ideas and alternative points of view, as well as influence in the broader world. DRC programming is enhanced by every single person who is willing to share their talents, experience, and knowledge with us.
Please consider this your formal invitation. We would be delighted to host (meet) you, anytime (students are in the space M, Th, and F from 9-3:30). Our entrance is inset along the red brick wall on Riverside Drive, around the corner from Main Street. Simply follow the colorful signs (and enthusiastic, lively voices) as you climb up the stairs. Drop in or call ahead. You will always be welcome at DRC.
DRC NEWS Shiver Me Timbers - Silent Auction
#meetusatthebucc for our 2nd annual silent auction, Feb 12th 6-10. Purchase your ticketshere and remember only DRC ticket holders receive a complimentary Aztec Tacos – taco.
If you have an item that you would like to donate to the auction please contact Maria. All contributors will be publicly acknowledged.
Remember DRC accepts new student members throughout the year. If you are seeking an education that is relevant to your interests and aspirations, contact us today.