Please note that the next Zone 5 Public Safety Meeting is scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday,June 10 at the Union Project. Lyz Styles of the City of Pittsburgh will be the guest speaker. Her topic will focus around Zone 5 planning a forum for the selection of a new Police Chief and the August 5 National Night out.
Grab a blanket and head out for an unforgettable evening of free cinema under the stars. Citipark’s Cinema in the Park features family friendly movies on the third Monday of each month this summer. Shows start at dusk and will include:
Films will be shown on the hill behind the reservoir at the north end of Reservoir Drive. Visit citiparks.net for the complete schedule and more details.
The Yard Sale starts at 9:00am and the Bryant St Festival at noon. Click here for the Yard Sale map.
Located in the heart of Highland Park, Fulton K-5 is an awarding winning neighborhood school featuring a French magnet program. You are invited to visit Fulton’s dynamic learning environment which
challenges each and every student to achieve at the highest academic levels. Fulton leads the District in providing effective teaching and rigorous academics that prepare boys and girls for high performing secondary schools. The Annual Fulton Tour is proudly sponsored by the HPCC and will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at 9:00am. Click here to register.
Fulton has been serving the community since 1894, and the building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today Fulton K-5 offers a unique blending of a traditional neighborhood setting with a French emphasis magnet program that promotes the study of French culture and language. The instructional program is based on the District’s comprehensive curriculum. All K-1 students get exposure to French language through movement, songs, poetry and vocabulary. Beginning in 2nd grade, magnet enrollees receive additional programming in sight words, sentences and simple paragraphs.
Qualified Fulton students enrolled in the magnet program are guaranteed acceptance into the Obama Academy 6-12 which is located just a few steps from Highland Park. Obama Academy graduates have been accepted into CMU, Pitt, Penn State, the University of Pennsylvania, MIT, the Berklee School of Music, the US Air Force Academy and dozens of other institutions. Graduates can earn up to a full year of college credit through the International Baccalaureate diploma and up to $40,000 in Pittsburgh Promise scholarship money for in-state tuition. Visit hpccpgh.org to register online. The school is located at 5799 Hampton Street.
The preschool program is run independently, and parents interested in this program should contact the school directly at 412-665-4590.
You can take the HP Off Leash Exercise Area Survey online – your input is appreciated. Highland Park residents received a print version of the HPCC newsletter this month which has more information on the off leash area. The recommended location is the Forestry Field on Stanton Ave, and the Department of Public Works will make a final decision.
This month we will be meeting back at St. Andrew’s church! We will be meeting in the main nave of the church so there will be plenty of room. The meeting begins at 7pm.
The meeting is open to all Highland Park residents – please join us!
At our April meeting, we learned about the water containers available through the project 15206. At this month’s meeting, we will learn about the full 15206 project and what it means to our area.
Also, Carolyn Barber and Rose Smiechowski are starting a new urban harvesting initiative in Pittsburgh called Hidden Harvest.
It borrows on an urban harvesting model popularized by such organizations as Not Far From the Tree (http://www.notfarfromthetree.org/) in Toronto, Canada. It operates on a very simple model: neighborhood fruit tree owners register their trees, volunteers harvest the fruit and then distribute it equally between owner, volunteers and an organization in need. Come to the meeting and learn more.