Just wanted to send a reminder that the film Race to Nowhere is being shown on January 25th at the Falmouth High School Theater. Over 125 tickets have already been purchased -- hopefully there will be many opportunities for great conversations about the themes of the film since it is striking a chord with many parents and educators. The screening is sponsored by Friends School of Portland and Falmouth High Baseball Boosters.
Also -- Friends' Parenting for Peace speaker series brings Alfie Kohn to Portland on May 3! Please consider dining at Stonyfield Cafe (O'Naturals) on February 25th to support this program - they will donate 10% of profits and it makes a great dinner & movie outing or a way to feed the family before attending RTN.
** NYT review suggests that the film might be appropriate for parents and older teens to see together; otherwise, mainly for adults -- it might be a lovely gesture to offer to buy a ticket for a teacher or teachers (if you have children in a system other than FSP) since the conversation will be most interesting if students, parents, teachers and policy makers are all represented.