Community School Coordinators Network - October 2018
•	A message from your co-chair Liz Thacker - Community School Coordinator, Whittle Springs Middle Community School, Knoxville, TN
Happy Fall, Coordinators! We hope you felt appreciated and loved last month during our second annual Coordinators Appreciation Week . We know how thankless this job can sometimes be, but know you are doing great work and are truly appreciated. Last week you should have gotten an email with a survey, if you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to fill it out and let us know how we can best support you . As always, if you have any suggestions for the network, feel free to reach out. 
Thank You - Coordinators Appreciation Week
We want your feedback
Tell us what you want and what you can contribute to the Coordinators Network in this s urvey
In the two years as Coordinator for Lincoln Park Middle School, Rachel Thapa has worked tirelessly to dismantle systems and create solutions to obstacles that students once faced. Read how Rachel has turned around her community school as a Coalition for Community Schools Health Focus Site, from coordinating parent teacher home visits to advocating for a new public bus service line, and more in this month’s Coordinator Spotlight. 
Opportunities and Resources

Sign up to receive individualized support and access a database of projects and activities to improve school climate.

Learn about 5 key strategies and other recommended interventions to reduce chronic absence from AttendanceWorks.

Join IEL on a four day "must-do, transformation experience every educator at every level should experience" from Jackson, MI to Birmingham, AL to lift up the stories that shaped the past and inform the present.

Share how you are promoting equity and improving quality through your community school with education leaders across the country. Submit a workshop proposal for the Forum for Youth Investment's annual conference next Spring.
Mark Your Calendars
Sincerely, your co-chairs, Liz Thacker and Arturo Magana