Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Race to Nowhere

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. 

To buy tickets : http://rtnfalmouthhs.eventbrite.com/   (they are $10 in advance and $15 at the door) 

For more information contact Kim  

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.