News You Can Use (And Where To Find It)
O The Parma Hts. Police And Community Together (P.A.C.T.) community policing unit is alive and well. Officers are making progress knocking on doors, introducing themselves to residents and where appropriate informing/offering to enroll folks in a “Knock and Talk” seniors’ welfare check type program; the Youth Group continues to grow & meets on a regular basis for fun events/activities or for discussion of relevant topics. Find various sign-up documents for these programs and follow the unit’s progress at www.facebook.com/parmaheights.police.
O Do you have a middle or high school student/s interested in participating in a talent show where the first three contestants can win scholarships in the amount $2,500, $1,500 & $1,000 respectively? Visit this Prevention Action Alliance web site for details: https://preventionactionalliance.org/oygt/. Submissions are due by Feb 28th.
O Have you registered your BEST OF PARMA vote yet? Visit the inaugural Best of Parma 2017 web site - http://www.allofherdesign.com/best-of-parma.html & register your vote for THE BEST…. in over 40 categories. Nominations began on Dec 13th & will continue through Jan 31st; voting will begin Feb 1st though Mar 1st with winners announced Friday Mar 9th.
O Some “Save-the-Dates” from PECPTA (Parma Early Childhood PTA)…
>> PECPTA Wing Ding is February 3 at Zigs $25 per person all you can eat/drink and a portion of the proceeds support the PECPTA Sarah Kyker Scholarship.
>> PECPTA Spring Resale Saturday March 24, 8-1pm at Parma Senior High School. Tables go on Sale February 24 at www.pecpta.org.
O Some FYI’s from Parma City Schools….
>> Focus on the Future – To stay current & learn more about this planning initiative view/download a copy of InFocus the initiative’s newsletter, at www.parmacityschools.org/future.
>> Stay connected to PCSD by downloading their new mobile app. It’s free & available for both Android & Apple devices. Go to the appropriate “Store”, search Parma City School District, select & install. It’s well designed, intuitive, with an up-to-date storehouse of information.
>> The next Superintendent’s Open Door Session is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the district’s Admin Offices at Parma Sr H.S.
O From the Parma Area Family Collab / Tri-City MyCom….
>> The Collab's next Mobile Food Pantry will be Thursday, February 8th. During the afternoon distribution UH/Parma Medical Center, Community Health Nurses will be offering FREE blood pressure screenings and a representative from the Parma Health Ministry will be available to help folks apply for prescription assistance.
>> Visit the Collab’s web site at http://familycollaborative.com/ for additional details on services offered and volunteer opportunities. While there, make your voice heard & click on links to either or both the PAFC Satisfaction or Neighborhood surveys.
O From the Parma Branch Library (Powers Blvd.) special events….
>> Cleveland Music School Settlement: Every Tuesday in February at 6:00 p.m. Grades 1-3.
Music therapists will help students review key literacy concepts through the use of books, musical instruments, singing, listening, simple composition and movement experiences. Registration required, at https://tinyurl.com/musicsettlement.
O January’s issue of the Project Aware e-newsletter has all kinds of information/links useful for parents, their kids as well as teachers. Rather than trying to extract & re-print the information, visit this web site to review at your leisure: https://tinyurl.com/y8wypstc. Well worth a look-see!