Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Example: I hope to coach in a similar manner with fairness and open opportunities given, for example, three kids: One that 'grew out of' single parent home. Two, a kid from a home with 2 moms. Three, a background with one dad and one mom. All get equal treatment, regardless where they grew out of.
Where things 'grew-out-of" is part of history, part of the past, part of its legacy.
I don't like to see the venom (I don't see it here. We're just talking about it.) heaped upon charter schools because of a perception, (and perhaps a reality) of how they came into today's landscape. Its politics and its part of life. No doubt, the anti-union sector has pushed for charters and it is but a small tug in the efforts to educate our kids and make schools better, IMHO.
I think the school board at Pittsburgh Public Schools should grant permission to allow for an expansion of the Environmental Charter School in the east side of the city.
Monday, July 28, 2014
From: "Nikola Malezanov" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jul 28, 2014 5:53 PM
Subject: Tiger Water Polo Programs Open for SIGN UP
Dear Water Polo Players,
I hope this email finds you well. I hope you enjoyed the summer so far. It is amassing how quickly the summer is passing.
I would like to inform you on the programs we are offering in 2014/2015 starting in the fall.
- COMPETITION TEAMS: 14U Boys/Girls, 12U Boys/Girls
Tryouts; August 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th
North Allegheny Senior High School
This program includes weekly training and regular competitions culminating in a July Trip to play in the 2015 Junior Olympics. This Fall, our teams will participate in the Pennsylvania Middle School League where we will compete for the title of State Middle School Champion. We'll also host a visiting team from Virginia one weekend and take a trip to the US Naval Academy for games in November.
- FALL RECREATION LEAGUE (Noodle Ball, Youth, Middle School)
Our Fall Recreation League Program will feature basic skills training and lots of game time. The program will be held on five Sundays September 14th, 21st and October 5th, 19th and 26th – at North Allegheny High School. In addition to the attached documents, we encourage you to learn more about the program at www.tigerwaterpolo.com
We hope to see many familiar faces back with us this Fall and also hope to see lots of new faces too. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to "Contact Us" from our website or directly by responding to this e-mail. Thank you.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Thursday, July 03, 2014
From: A. N. Glickman <email@example.com>
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Funds Available from The Heinz Endowments Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program
Learn more at upcoming information sessions July 1st and 2nd.
The Heinz Endowments’ Youth Philanthropy Summer Interns will release nine Requests for Proposals (RFPs) July 1 for grants totaling over $200,000. The RFPs will support a range of local efforts aimed at creating a more sustainable Pittsburgh. Topics addressed vary.
Interested organizations are invited to meet the Heinz Summer Interns and to discuss their funding opportunities at the following information fairs:
Tuesday, July 1st at the Children's Museum, 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212: 9:00AM-11:30AM Tuesday, July 1st at the Sarah Heinz House, 1 Heinz Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212: 4:00PM-6:00PM Wednesday, July 2nd at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206: 2:00PM-4:00PM
For more information about the Endowments’ Summer Youth Philanthropy Internship Program, please visit our website: http://www.heinz.org/youthphilanthropy.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
From Obama Eagle newspaper.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 07:59 AM PDT
With Futebol, Nothing Else Matters!
Around the age of three, sometimes earlier sometimes later, kids all over the world are taught the basics of playing soccer, Futebol in Portuguese. In Pittsburgh and around the US, most kids learn in youth organizations like Dynamo Soccer, and then some go on to play for their school teams, but a lot of the time it ends there. In other places around the world, it's more of a lifestyle than anything else. Pickup games can be found in streets, back alleys or preexisting fields. In Brazil, it's even more than that: it's a religion. We've had first-hand experience with this in our first few days, seeing cars covered in flags, streamers hanging above streets, and World Cup murals painted in the middle of major roadways.
Yesterday, we saw the power of Futebol on the most basic level. At a small sand field behind the home of our host, we began playing soccer with three local kids. They didn't speak a word of English, and we speak absolutely no Portuguese, but it didn't matter. It didn't matter that we didn't know their names, because whenever anyone made a great play they were called "Neymar", "Ronaldo" or "Messi", Gods of the soccer world (although we found out later the kids were Igor, Andre and Evan). It didn't matter that we were born on two separate continents, because the rules are simple and all we needed was a ball. It didn't matter that we were thousands of miles from home, because we were playing in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, and not a lot of people get to have an experience that cool. For a few short hours, we weren't Americans, and they weren't Brazilians: we were jogadores de futebol (soccer players) and nothing else mattered. Except maybe the score.
After the game, we were invited to Andre's house through pointing, and a few simple phrases, and there we watched the United States play Ghana. When Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds into the game, we celebrated as Americans, and they understood, because they experienced the same feeling when Neymar scored the first goal of the World Cup for Brazil.