Join us for our December Neighborhood Nights at West Broadway Middle School featuring our 4th annual Conversation About West Side Public Schools from 6-7pm, followed by all WBNA Committees meeting from 7-8pm.
Highlights of our committee meetings include a presentation at the Community Development Committee (CDC) of updated plans for the Parkview Nursing Home’s proposed redevelopment, Armory Advocacy’s important planning meeting to promote the State’s Request for Information (RFI) for reuse of the Armory, West Side Parks’ updates on the new tot lot and volleyball court project, and more.
Free food, child care and Spanish translation provided, plus open gym. Meet your neighbors, learn about WBNA and neighborhood initiatives, and get involved! Open to all.
6 TO 7PM | CONVERSATION ABOUT WEST SIDE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Meet principals and school leaders from Asa Messer Elementary School PTA, Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, and West Broadway Middle School, as well as parents whose children attend west side public schools. Hear about teaching and learning, approaches and culture, and special programs happening in our schools plus first hand experiences of parents. Tour information will also be provided.
After presentations from school leaders, there will be a Q&A during which attendees can ask questions of our guests. This event offers a great opportunity to connect with educators, administrators, parents and community members who are currently engaged in our neighborhood’s public schools.
Want to learn more? Scroll down to read about award-winning educators and principals of west side schools, plus other related information!
7 TO 8PM | PARTICIPATE IN A WBNA COMMITTEE
After the General Meeting, WBNA Committees will break out and meet in designated classrooms. Neighbors are encouraged to stay and take part in a committee that interests you. Committees are the backbone of the work and fun that happen at the WBNA and are entirely neighbor-led. Explore, and help make our initiatives, programs, and advocacy happen!
What's happening in WBNA Committee meetings this month
Armory Advocacy will brainstorm and craft action steps to widely promote the State’s Request for Information for potential developers and community partners of our "castle for the people.” Focus is on getting the word out to users that would provide public access, are neighborhood appropriate, and would have regional impact. This giant sized opportunity in our little neighborhood won't be successful unless users know about it. How can you help?
Community Development Committee will review the latest plans and updated design of a significant new construction and renovation project built on the park at 31 & 45 Parade Street. Developers of the proposed project will present the plans, and CDC will be compiling public and committee comments to submit at the December Providence Historic District Commission meeting. Neighbor input is needed!
Community/Comunidad 1 will review its 2018 goals and discuss ideas and initiatives for the coming year
Green Initiatives will debrief about its showcase of eco-centered organizations and presentations last month, and will look ahead to initiatives for the new year
Neighborhood Action & Crime Watch Committee will feature District 4 Police Commander Lt. Fernandes’ monthly crime report plus the opportunity to speak one on one with him about concerns including car break-ins and theft, and an open neighbor discussion about safety and quality of life in the neighborhood
Programs & Events Committee is not meeting this month
West Side Kids will continue the conversation from the evening's first hour about west side public schools with prospective parents and neighbors
West Side Parks will feature an update on the plans and schedule for the Dexter Training Ground park and playground improvements including new tot lot equipment and a new volleyball court (as requested by neighbors!).
Many thanks to WBNA’s West Side Kids Committee for organizing our 4th annual Conversation about West Side Public Schools, The Feast Church for A/V equipment, Board Member Noel Sanchez for Spanish interpretation, and to our Neighborhood Nights series sponsor Residential Properties.
Upcoming Neighborhood Nights 2018
NO NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHTS in January and February
SAVE THE DATE for our WBNA Annual Meeting on January 29, 2019!
Many thanks to Jimmy Lazer of Lazer's Laboratory for designing the image above.