Dear Woodstock community members,
This message is sent to all participants, planners, and invitees to the Woodstock Community Conversation About Education Event of 3/26/11 and Follow Up Meeting tonight.
We hope that you all, the involved citizens of Woodstock, will continue to be engaged in educational issues in Woodstock, and that you will contribute to identifying priorities and action plans to address these needs.
A sincere “thank you” to those who were able to participate in the event on 3/26. We appreciate your time, your thoughtful participation and suggestions, and your candid feedback.
Many people told us that they found the discussion, and the connections they made with other community members, to be highly energizing and valued.
We were totally impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment to Woodstock’s students that was so evident in that forum. We hope this momentum will continue.
All community members are encouraged to attend TONIGHT’s Follow- Up Meeting from 7- 9 pm at the WMS cafeteria. Refreshments served!
At this time we will summarize key findings and suggestions from the 3/26 conversation.
The focus tonight will be on identifying specific next steps and action plans of interest to the community.
You do not need to have attended on 3/26 to be part of tonight’s session.
Materials associated with this meeting that will be posted separately at the Cafe.
1. Final Report and Summary
2. Suggested Resources
3. A compendium of research and resources compiled by resident Jock McClellan called “Resources About American K- 12 Education for Citizens Wanting to Improve It”
A “contacts” database of all of the participants will be provided at the meeting. This list is available so that participants can continue to network, organize and communicate towards improvement of Woodstock’s education.
With the resourcefulness, commitment and ideas of our engaged citizens, Woodstock can continue to improve the quality and relevance of education for our students for their future.
Lindsay Paul on behalf of the planners from:
The Woodstock Association of Teachers
The Woodstock PTO
The Woodstock Education Foundation
The Woodstock Board of Education