Thursday, April 18, 2013
Funds go to support school educational activities
Thursday, April 18
CANDLER PARK — The Mary Lin Education Foundation is holding its 5th annual Rocket Run 5K & 1 mile BLAST on Sunday, April 28, at 9 a.m. in partnership with the Inman Park Festival. The race runs through Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. Start time for the 1-miler is 9:45 a.m. Register for the race at www.RocketRun.org or www.active.com. The Mary Lin Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises funds for our community elementary school. The Foundation's mission is to help Mary Lin Elementary achieve its educational goals by providing instructional, physical, and technological opportunities for the enrichment of Mary Lin students. Organizer Beth Fucile, parent of 1st & 4th grade students, says “this is a great annual event that …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Fist stages of plan to move kids out of trailers to be discussed.
Parents at Mary Lin Elementary School in Candler Park are asked to attend a meeting tonight at 6:30 aimed at updating them on the plans regarding its expansion, answer questions and receive input. The plans follow the long-awaited physical addition at the school to relieve overcrowding at the school, which, is overcrowded. Mary Lin, like its middle and high school counterparts, Inman Middle and Grady, respectively, is overcrowded. The grammar school, which serves children from Candler Park, Lake Claire and Inman Park, has just under 600 pupils. As it stands now, the addition woud give the school 26 core classrooms, those rooms that would be used by the kindergarten to fifth grade classes. The overall number of non-core classrooms, which …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Mary Lin Elementary students explode into little "fireworks" of dance.
A flash mob of kids from Mary Lin Elementary (and a few big kids at heart) broke out into dance Saturday, as part of the weekend-long Candler Park Fall Fest. The kids, who danced to Katy Perry's Firework, were in keeping with the theme of the day as many of the musical acts performing on the main stage were members of the junior set. East Atlanta Patch asked flash mob organizer and Mary Lin parent Peggy Edwards about how it all came to fruition and here's what she told us: "I was running one day and this Katy Perry song came on my iPod and I really just wanted to break out in dance...um...but didn't. Just kept running (and looking for oxygen...or a bud light). Anyway, I thought, 'wouldn't it be great if the kids at Mary Lin could do a …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The CINS position statement says a 6th grade annex is 'less disruptive' than an 8th grade annex.
The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools has released a position statement on the issue of how to ease crowding at Inman Middle School. The statement urges the Atlanta Public Schools to keep Grady High School's current 9-12 grade configuration as it reviews options for the Inman-Grady school cluster. The cluster includes Hope-Hill Elementary School in Old Fourth ward and Mary Lin Elementary in Candler Park. The statement, which was adopted unanimously by the CINS board on Thursday, also states that the creation of a 6th grade annex would create "fewer negative educational, social, and extracurricular disruptions to a middle school aged-adolescent than an 8th grade annex." One proposal that has been floated is the idea of creating an…