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Keep our community in our schools, especially on Nov. 17

November 15, 2010

How often do you get a chance to visit your community’s schools? If you don’t have a child or grandchild enrolled, the answer may be seldom or never.

Yet there are so many great things going on and so much to be proud of, despite the bad news we often hear or read. That’s why Wednesday, Nov. 17, is a great opportunity for all of us to visit one of the schools in the Birmingham district between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

We can testify, after a great meeting with Community Foundation donors on Nov. 9 at Phillips Academy, that there is a lot to appreciate, in the historic nature of many school buildings, in the caliber of our students and in the skill and commitment of the people who teach and serve them. All deserve our concern and our support, and we can provide both by taking time to be part of this activity during American Education Week.

For more information, call 231-4600, or contact your local school directly. In addition to school tours, you can have lunch in the cafeteria (call ahead because of planning) or visit a classroom. Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour to spend, spend it in one of our Birmingham City Schools and show your support for the future of our community that we are all building through our education system.

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