- Cutting the Ribbon at the Lincoln Annex -
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#1school1community Meeting
Tuesday, September 15
Lincoln Park High School: 2001 N. Orchard

The first #1school1community
painting initiative held several weeks ago was the kick off of a community-wide effort to make Lincoln Park High School the #one choice for local families. 

If you are interested in joining these efforts, please attend the next organizational meeting of the committee this Tuesday.  

If you aren't able to attend, but are interested in learning more, click here  to view volunteer opportunities and click here to sign up. 
Saint Pauls Rummage Sale
Saturday, September 12
St. Pauls Church: 2335 N. Orchard
8am - 2pm

Billed as the largest church sale in Chicago, "Shop the Steeple" features furniture, artwork, electronics, toys and games, D VDs, books, jewelry, sporting goods, housewares, shoes, garden tools and clothing for the whole family. 

Kay Smith 'Painting for Myself' Opening Reception
Sunday, September 13
Old Town Triangle Association Gallery: 1763 N. North Park Ave
2pm - 5pm
This exhibit of original watercolor paintings is from the personal portfolio of Kay Smith. Kay is Artist Laureate of Illinois, a renowned watercolor teacher and foremost historical painter of the American scene.  The exhibit will run through October 1st.
Click here for more information
History and Origins of the Elks Memorial
Monday, September 14
Elks National Memorial: 2750 N. Lakeview
7pm - 8:30pm

Join for a behind the scenes look at the Elks Memorial with a presentation by David Augustus and hosted by the Park West Community Association.

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Dear neighbors,

Thank you to all who joined yesterday  to officially cut the ribbon in celebration of our new Annex at Abraham Lincoln  Elementary! 

Joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Forrest Claypool, Executive Director of the Public Building Commission Felicia Davis and Lincoln Elementary Principal Mark Armandariz, hundreds of students, parents and community members came together to celebrate this tremendous achievement. 

Because of this addition,  students are no longer taught in boiler rooms, the basement or hallways and instead have new classrooms in which they can learn and grow.  

A strong public school system is the very backbone of our community and the new Annex helps  families,  now and in the future, stay in their neighborhood. Increasingly, families are choosing to remain in this community throughout the school years and they are looking to the public schools to support them.  The Annex will help meet the needs of our growing student population.

Under the leadership of Mayor Emanuel, the unflagging efforts of community members, a tireless Local School Council and the CPS team, we were able to create this addition that guarantees Lincoln remains a top neighborhood school in the City and the state.

I am truly honored to have joined our community in these efforts.   Congratulations to all and best wishes to Principal Armandariz and all the students for a successful school year!

Mayor Emanuel surrounded by students, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool, 8th graders welcoming us





Michele Signature 

Michele Smith

43rd Ward Alderman