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The Highland Park Yard Sale will be held June 2nd at 9am. Click here for the flyer: The Highland Park Yard Sale Flyer 2013
The Bryant St festival runs from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. After a healthy morning of walking our tree-lined streets in search of your favorite yard sale find, we invite you to join us on Bryant Street, the heart of our business district, for live musical performances, delicious foods from our local businesses and neighbors, and artists selling their jewelry, ceramics, stationery and much more. There will be activities for kids including a moonwalk, face painting and Union Project will be spinning their clay wheel! Bryant Street will be blocked off between N. Highland and N. St Clair with musical acts on the stage. The musical performers are: Soundwaves Steelpan Ensemble, Olga Watkins Band, Obama Academy Steel Drum Band, and Hill Jordan and Slide Worldwide.
Here in Highland Park we are fortunate to have two of the top ranking elementary schools in the city – Fulton and Dilworth. If you have a child under five years old, please join Principal Bivens for a tour of Fulton elementary – which one teacher called “Pittsburgh Schools’ best kept secret.” Fulton is a STAR school, having achieved the top 1% for student growth in Pennsylvania in 2012. The tour will be held on June 4th at 9:00am.
Pittsburgh Fulton is located in Highland Park across the street from St. Andrews. Fulton offers a unique blending of a structured, traditional neighborhood setting with a French-emphasis magnet program that promotes the study of French culture and language. All children in K–1 get an exposure to the French language-through movement, songs, poetry, basic vocabulary and simple greetings. A distinction is made in the educational programming for magnet and non-magnet students starting in grades 2–5. Basic French vocabulary is taught and expanded into sight words, sentences and simple paragraphs. Emphasis is on developing oral and auditory language skills (speaking and listening). The instructional program is based on the District’s comprehensive curriculum.
Those students in the magnet program have the opportunity to progress to Obama International Academy in 6th grade. In 2012, Obama Academy graduates were accepted into 55 colleges and universities including CMU, Pitt, Penn State, University of Pennsylvania and many other well respected institutions. Graduates can earn up to a full year of college credit though the IB diploma and up to $40,000 in Pittsburgh Promise Scholarship money for in state tuition – just a few steps away from Highland Park.
Visit the Pittsburgh District, A+ Schools and the Kid’s Zone page on this HPCC website for more detailed information. Please RSVP for the tour to Dave Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to June 4th.
We’d like to thank the many people and organizations who helped with this planting:
-We had a total of 200 Volunteers from Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods
-Comcast and the Mayors office for provided food and volunteers
-Tazza D’oro donated coffee
-Representative Ed Gainey, Senator Jim Ferlo and Councilman Patrick Dowd for cheered us on.