Back to School Night

This is an experiment. At William Land Elementaryin downtown Sacramento, there are many after-school clubs. This year, one parent thought it would be a good idea to have a bike club. Elle Steele and I responded to the inquiry, met together to create a broad outline, Elle created a letter to parents, I made a flyer with pictures,
we met with the principal, and here we were … at Back to School Night.No, that’s not Elle. She had a conflict tonight with one of her classes at Sac State. That’s Neil Thompson, another LCI that we work with.Neil lives car-free and has many bikes for different purposes. Tonight he needed his cargo bike to haul the smaller bike (with balloons attached), the pump, and other assorted goodies.William Land Elementary is a Mandarin immersion school. Some of the after-school choices include Chinese folk dance and Chinese harp.Other offerings, codingchess,engineering (Legos),and drums.Bonus: street tacos (not a club) – they were REALLY good! Pollo, carne asada, and al pastor.Some of these clubs cost money, ours does. Sign-ups happen through September 15. We need at least 10 kids in grades 4-6 to sign up to make the club minimally viable. There’s a pool of about 220 students. 15 would be ideal, then Elle and I could both be at the weekly one-hour meetings most of the time. We’ll see, stay tuned.

One thought on “Back to School Night

  1. I’ve been going to this school for 8 years (Im Eleven turning twelve in 5 months), Im in 6th grade now. Just 5 more months and I’ll be in middle school… I always loved the back to school nights. I don’t want to leave William Land but there’s no 7th grade in William land 😦 But I hope when Im in middle school I’ll visit the school cause my lil brother will probably still be going there πŸ˜€ anyone reading William Land Elementary is one of the BEST Elementary School out there. The teachers are caring and funny and very inspirational. The Principle, Mrs. Lee Carlson Is one of the BEST principles I have ever met. Any parents out there reading this I really recommended enrolling your kids at William Land Elementary ❀

    – Sincerely Melody Chan (6th Grader from William Land Elementary)… (Going to middle school in 5 months:))

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