Morningside is one of Pittsburgh’s best kept secrets. Close-knit and friendly, neighbors live in two-story brick homes with old fashioned porches that encourage long talks and quick chats with friends and neighbors. Children ride their bicycles in the gentle shade of the trees that line the sidewalk, and joggers have two-square miles of neighborhood to explore. The Morningside Area Community Council meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Morningside VFW Hall at 1820 Morningside Avenue.
If you have a child under five years old, please join Principal Bivens for a tour of Fulton elementary – one of the top performing public elementary schools in the city. Fulton is a STAR school, having achieved the top 1% for student growth in Pennsylvania in 2012. All Morningside families can attend the school, though some may have to apply to the French magnet. The tour will be held on June 4th at 9:00am.
Pittsburgh Fulton is located in Highland Park across the street from St. Andrews. Fulton offers a unique blending of a structured, traditional neighborhood setting with a French-emphasis magnet program that promotes the study of French culture and language. All children in K-1 get an exposure to the French language-through movement, songs, poetry, basic vocabulary and simple greetings. A distinction is made in the educational programming for magnet and non-magnet students starting in grades 2-5. Basic French vocabulary is taught and expanded into sight words, sentences and simple paragraphs. Emphasis is on developing oral and auditory language skills (speaking and listening). The instructional program is based on the District’s comprehensive curriculum.
Those students in the magnet program have the opportunity to progress to Obama International Academy in 6th grade. In 2012, Obama Academy graduates were accepted into 55 colleges and universities including CMU, Pitt, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania and many other well respected institutions. Graduates can earn up to a full year of college credit though the IB diploma and up to $40,000 in Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship money for in state tuition – just a few steps away from Morningside.
Visit the Pittsburgh District, A+ Schools and the Highland Park Community Council websites for more detailed information. Please RSVP for the tour to Dave Atkinson at email@example.com prior to June 4th.
On Monday, May 26th at 2:00pm the Morningside VFW will dedicate their third and final memorial monument in front of the VFW post. The memorial will be the battlefield cross that is symbolic of the memorial services held for our military members who are killed in action. This dedication will remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Please join the VFW in marking this event.
Saturday, May 11th – 9:00am – 1:00pm
St. Raphael School Parking Lot
1154 Chislett Street
Sponsored by St. Raphael Teachers
There will be hanging baskets, flowering annuals and vegetable plants available. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase educational materials for the classrooms.
The Pittsburgh Summer Youth Employment Program (PSYEP) provides a six week work experience for youth ages 14-21. Work assignments follow two tracks: conservation related outdoor work where youth crews help to restore or maintain public properties and parks; or internships in public sector or private sector offices performing a wide range of business or clerical functions. Youth are paid $7.25 per hour and work six hours per day. The core work period is July 2nd through August 10th, 2012.
For more information: http://pittsburghpa.gov/personnel/pittsburghpartnership/psyep
The Morningside Garden Club is planting flowers at both welcome sign garden plots on May 11th. Volunteers are needed to help with the planting. Please let Amy Ervin know if you are interested in helping and for which garden you will volunteer your time. Planting should take 1 to 2 hours, but any help is appreciated!
Saturday May 11, 2013 – 9:00am
Bring gloves and shovels/trials
Stanton & Morningside Ave
Baker & Morningside Ave
Rain or Shine!