Power of Ten Update
In This Issue:
1. Picnic and Family Fun Day Sept 12
2. Join the Delegation to Long Island Sept 8
3. Beloved School Board President Dies
4. Next Board Meeting and Protest Sept 8
5. East Ramapo Parents Will Sue NY State
1) Picnic and Family Fun Day Sept 12
Come and enjoy an afternoon with friends, food, and music! Power of ten and Padres Unidos de East Ramapo will honor three champions of our struggle for quality education for the children of East Ramapo. We will celebrate the amazing work that has been done by Advocates for Justice, the public interest, not-for-profit law firm that has brought a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of our students and taxpayers of East Ramapo, and help them to raise some much needed funds.
Saturday SEPT 12 FROM 1:00 – 5:00 PM
DEERKILL DAY CAMP
54 WILDER RD, SUFFERN, NY
Honorees: Hon. Rodnyse Bichotte, NYS Assembly District 42; Andrew Mandel, Strong East Ramapo; Robert Rhodes, Preserve Ramapo.
Entertainment: Michel Lemorin and His Afro-Caribbean Quintet, Musicos Unidos – Padres de East Ramapo, Student Musicians of East Ramapo and Green Meadow Schools.
$5.00 Taxi Service From Spring Valley by: America Latina Taxi 845-578-1616.
Potluck Style Picnic: Bring A Dish To Share Or An Item For The Grill.
Activities include Live Music, Soccer, Basketball, Playground, Volleyball.
If you would like to help with this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Join the Delegation to Long Island Sept 8
SIGN UP TODAY — Calling all East Ramapo advocates to join us for our trip to Long Island on Tuesday, September 8, where we will be building support in advance of the new legislative session in January. Members of a local teachers union, of a local synagogue, and at least one superintendent in Suffolk County are already scheduled to greet us and pledge their willingness to lobby their legislators on our behalf. We will be gathering at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park and travel via carpools to Long Island. Sign up today: www.strongeastramapo.org/action
3) Beloved School Board President Dies
Georgine Hyde, whose legacy epitomizes what a school board trustee should be, passed away on August 28, 2015. She served from 1969 to 2005, when the growing ultra-orthodox bloc vote ousted her and took control of the district.
The Journal News: Georgine Hyde, Holocaust survivor, ex-E. Ramapo board president dies
4) Next Board Meeting and Protest Sept 8
The whole world is watching. If you do not accept second class status, YOU MUST COME OUT and protest at the school board meetings. Invite your friends! Make a sign! If not now, when?
September 8, at 7:00 PM
Chestnut Ridge Middle School
892 Route 45, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
5) East Ramapo Parents Will Sue NY State