Do You Remember Allee Willis From Mumford Class of '65?
Allee Willis is an EGOT! Very few people have won an EMMY, GRAMMY, OSCAR AND TONY, but Allee has! She wrote the music to "Friends", The Color Purple, music for Earth, Wind and Fire, The Pointer Sisters. She wrote Neutron Dance and September! We took a busload of students on Monday to the Rivera Court at the DIA to be part of Allee's love-documentary for Detroit: Allee Willis Loves Detroit and her song - The "D".
What a great treat for our students to see professional filming and recording in this historic setting. Barbara Heller, from the DIA, explained the Diego Rivera mural to our students.
The sad surprise was we found that only 3 of the 41 students had ever been to the DIA. We already made plans to have field trips for our students!
Another great connection because of our alumni foundation and you!
Ms. Akra & Ms. Lawson in back. Can you find Allee? Kind of like Where's Waldo!
PHONICS WORKSHOP IN DECEMBER
We will be participating in another phonics workshop. This time we will be at the Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy in Bloomfield Hills.
You don't have to be Jewish to attend! We all want to help kids read and succeed in life.
The date is December 8.
Please reply for more info.
Many thanks to our volunteer tutors & readers who attended the workshop at my house!
Debbie Blocker Manning
Elissa Driker Ohren
Joy Downs Young
Please reply to this email if you are interested in helping a child learn. You do not have to go to a workshop to teach how to hold a pencil or learn the alphabet. It's easy and it will become the highlight of your day. WE PROMISE!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING LIST:
Want to know what you can help
provide this year?
Please check out our shopping list for this season at the left. More shopping in the spring! We need all of you as annual members and Life Members to keep our programs going.
DO YOU OR YOUR ALUMNI FRIENDS/FAMILY HAVE NEW CONTACT INFORMATION?
Some of you have new email addresses and we don't have your new info. Please update us with your new info so you can stay connected.
READERS AND TUTORS NEEDED!
Want a hug and a smile? Come to Pasteur and receive many! They are free as thanks for what you do!
Come see the mural painted down the Stoepel hallway by Summer in the City kids!!!