Portland School Notebook: Feb. 15

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Waynflete hosts Haitian
benefit night Feb. 17

PORTLAND — “The Faces of Our Neighbors:” An evening to support Haiti, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 at Waynflete School in Portland.

The evening will begin with a Haitian festival and marketplace from 5 to 6:45 p.m. in Waynflete’s Sills Hall. Hosted by the Help Haiti group, the festival will feature an authentic Haitian dinner with rice and beans, fried pork, root vegetable salad and sweet plantains fried to order. In addition to unique, hand-made items for sale, there will be performances, presentations and children’s activities. Dinner costs $7 per person or $20 for a family of four. Reservations are required for dinner. Please call 774-5721.

Following the dinner and festival, a screening of the documentary film, “Climate Refugees,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Franklin Theater. Margaret Innes of the U.S. Green Building Council will make opening remarks at 6:45 p.m., with the screening to follow.

Admission to the film screening is by donation, to benefit the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Waynflete’s Annual Fund.

Lyseth, Moore co-host
public forum Feb. 16

PORTLAND — In an effort to bring the North Deering school community together, Lee Crocker, principal at Lyman Moore Middle School, and Lenore Williams, principal at Lyseth Elementary School, invite parents, teachers and students to attend a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Lyman Moore school library.

The purpose of the event is to assess what the two schools are doing well and to identify areas of concern. Information collected at the event will be used to help develop a 3 to 5-year vision plan for the Lyseth/Moore campus.

For more information, please call Principal Lee Crocker at 874-8150.

Eisenberg earns Maine
youth volunteer award

PORTLAND — Charlotte Eisenberg of Peaks Island, a King Middle School student, was named one of Maine’s top two youth volunteers for 2011 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Eisenberg, 13, helped create, and now leads, an environmental club at her school called The Green Team that encourages composting and green living.

Along with the award, she will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in May, where state award winners will come to together for several days of events.

While in Washington, D.C., ten of the the 102 state honorees will be named national honorees, receive an additional $5,000 award, gold medallion, crystal trophies and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation to be donated to a charitable organization of their choice.

For more information about the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, please visit nassp.org/spirit.

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