Our Next MCAN Meeting is Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Dear MCAN Friends - We wish you well!

Our August MCAN meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. We look forward to ZOOMING with each of you!

Register here to attend the August meeting.

In this next MCAN meeting, we will enjoy networking and professional development to include:

  • Network and share our stories of resilience and Moonshot-related work with a new community-building activity using Padlet (The Padlet site works best via computer, so we recommend logging in with a laptop or tablet for this meeting*)

  • Recap our July 29, 2020 MCAN Candidate Forum

  • Share updates regarding our Moonshot Community Action Network as we continue to strive for a community where children are ready for kindergarten and 90% are reading on grade level by the end of third grade

  • Learn how we can be strong MCAN ambassadors by understanding the science of culture and its impact on learning and literacy (We'll learn about the District's book study of "Culturallly Responsive Teaching & The Brain" by Zaretta Hammond, and you will be invited to an upcoming MCAN book study on this subject.)

*If you would like to try out the free Padlet site before the meeting, please tune in to the meeting at 9:15 am and we will conduct a practice session with you.
Moonshot Moment - In the News
CGLR Pacesetter Recognition!
On July 17, 2020, the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (CGLR) announced that our Moonshot Moment movement was one of just 21 communities who were designated Pacesetters for “Mobilizing for Success” and “Deploying Innovative Strategies and Tools.”


Based on the GLR Campaign's peer review process involving nearly 400 individuals from across the network, we received 2019 Pacesetter Honors in the following THREE categories:   
  1. Big Tent Collaboration;
  2. Aligning What We Know (Science) With What We Do (Practice);
  3. Strengthening Pre-K to K–12 (early years to early grades) Transitions
pacesetter finalist
On July 17, 2020, our Moonshot Moment along with 29 communities were accorded the status of Pacesetter Finalist in the following FIVE Impact categories:  School Readiness; Summer and Afterschool; Parent Success; Healthy Development; Grade-Level Proficiency.

We look forward to collecting population-level scorecard data with each of you to support our application for this prestigious recognition in the Impact Areas.

We are grateful to each of our MCAN members and Moonshot Supporters for helping us to achieve this well-deserved recognition of our Moonshot Community! Thank you!