Thursday, November 4, 2010

DCPC Meeting; Chestnut Book Fair; Mark Rudder

DCPC Meeting
24 hours after election day, with Nancy Jester and Jim Redovian set to square off in a runoff for the DeKalb County School, District 1 seat, I attended the Dunwoody Chamblee Parents' Council meeting at Dunwoody Elementary School with interim superintendent Ramona Tyson as the featured speaker.  I was under the assumption that Ms. Tyson was going to concentrate her time on redistricting.  And while she did touch on the subject during the time I was there (Ms. Tyson showed up late and I had to leave early), she said it was way too soon to talk specifics.  For a terrific recap of the meeting, go to DunwoodySchoolDaze.
Regardless of which candidate you supported in District 1, a bigger issue is the District 7 runoff where the woefully ineffective Zapora Roberts faces off against impressive challenger Donna Elder.  There are interesting comments worth reading on DeKalbSchoolWatch.  A change in this seat could make a major difference in the success of the board.
Back to the DCPC meeting, among those in attendance was Nancy Jester, who says she looks forward to the next 4 weeks, as well as state senator-elect Fran Millar and state representative-elect Tom Taylor.  Congrats to both on their Tuesday night wins!

Chestnut Book Fair

I made a quick run over to Chesnut Charter Elementary Wednesday afternoon to help move stock a few books for their book fair, which starts Thursday and continues through next Wednesday.  For more information on the book fair and this evening's Family Dinner Night click here.

Mark Rudder Wins Ironman

Mark Rudder
Congrats to Dunwoody's Mark Rudder, who recently finished 2nd in his age group (45-49) in the brutial Xterra World Championships (1.5L swim / 30K bike / 10K run) in Maui.  The man is an amazing athlete whose training schedule is nothing short of maniacal!  He's like the Army (as its slogan used to read) "we do more before 9am than most do all day."  Mark - thanks for putting Springfield on the map!

Discounted Falcons Tickets

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1 comment:

steve joj said...

It looks as though you had a great time at the book fair