Mary Lin Spring Fling

From Lori Blank:

Don't forget - today is the Spring Fling. 5:30-7:30 at Lin. All activities are free, with food, beverages, and pops available for purchase. In addition to the Bike Rodeo (kids should bring their bikes and helmets), there will be a bounce house, scavenger hunt, recycling relay, garden tours/tastings and FUN, FUN, FUN. See you there :-)

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 5:30pm
Mary Lin Elementary

Earth Day On Ponce

From Eric Dusenbury:

Bring your whole family to celebrate Earth Day on Ponce. Local percussionist group DrumRise will lead an all-ages drum circle; all instruments are provided (and no experience is expected). Kids--and parents--will also love the demonstrations with bee-keeping, chickens, and gardening. Top it off with good food and a wealth of information about how to be even better environmental stewards. More information at

Sun, 04/22/2012 - 2:30pm
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church Front Lawn - 1026 Ponce, across from the Majestic Diner

Dr. Bombay's Learning Tea Dinner

From Katrell Christie:

The Learning Tea hosts a monthly authentic Indian dinner to support our scholarship program for socially and economically disadvantaged young women in Darjeeling, India. We currently have eight young women that are fully sponsored by The Learning Tea project. The monthly dinners are our primary source of funds to support the scholarship program. Please join us, with friends and family for a fun and relaxed evening.

Doors open at 6:30 pm , Dinner served at 7 pm.
Tickets are $20.00 , purchase online at or at the door the night of the event.

Mon, 04/30/2012 - 6:30pm
Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA 30307

School Redistriting Proposal Passed Tonight

Apr 11 2012

Supt Davis' school redistricting proposal passed unanimously tonight with an amendment keeping three elementary schools open.

As part of the proposal, Mary Lin will get its expansion & renovation and continue on to Inman Middle and Grady High. Next year, portables will be used at Inman (rather than using Cook Elementary). Beyond that, Cook Elementary will remain available while a long-term solution is identified.

Get more info here.

2012 CPNO Operating Budget

Apr 10 2012

It's time to review and vote on CPNO's 2012 operating budget. Our operating budget covers predictable expenses that vary little from year to year: insurance, rent for meeting space, fees for tax preparation & accounting, hosting for our web site, and so on.

Last year, the CPNO voted on and funded several new regular expenses to cover changes in how we operate as an organization. These were added during the year and were not included in our operating budget. This year, we would like to include these costs in our budget. Changes include:

  • $3,000 for a professional bookkeeping service
  • $2,400 for childcare at membership meetings
  • $600 for our membership hospitality program

The budget also includes an increase in our contingency line item of $540, though as a percentage of total budget this line item is stable.

A PDF of the budget can be found here. We will discuss & vote on this budget at our membership meeting on April 16th. Prior to that meeting, please address any questions about the budget to

Final School Redistricting Proposal and Vote Today

Apr 10 2012

The final school redistricting proposal was posted today and is available here.

In the proposal, Mary Lin Eleementary gets its expansion & renovation, and continues on to Inman Middle and Grady High. Solutions to over-crowding at the middle school level will be defined over the next 2-3 years.

Next year, portables at Inman will be used (instead of Cook) to allow time to plan for any needed transitions. Beyond that, Cook is available to use as a 6th grade academy while numbers are assessed and a long-term solution is developed.

Don't forget about the meetings today, all of which are at Jackson HS.

2 pm - Davis presents and discusses the proposal with the board (no public comments)

6 pm - Community input meeting

7 pm - School board votes on the propoal

Please attend as many of these meetings as you can. We're asking that people come at 5:15 and stay through the vote if possible. If you can make the 2 pm meeting too, that's even better.

Thanks, all.

Book Signing & Performance by Author and Fellini's Owner

Apr 9 2012

Clay Harper, Fellini's owner and supporter of our neighborhood and local pre-school DHUMP, recently wrote a children's book. "Are You Sure That Was A Rabbit?"

He is having a book signing event here along with free pizza & a musical/theatrical performance of the book.  Please support Clay as he has supported us all these years.  Here is a link to the even that will take place right here in the Druid Hills Methodist Preschool Fellowship Hall.

11 Alive Segment on the Effort to Save Candler Park Golf Course

Apr 2 2012

Watch it here!

4/4 Zoning Committee meeting canceled

There are no agenda items.

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Epworth at Candler Park, 1561 McLendon Avenue, Atlanta GA 30307

Superintendent's Final Redistricting Proposal

Apr 1 2012

The superintendent's final proposal was posted late Saturday night. Read it here.

It has Mary Lin staying in the Inman-Grady cluster, and getting its renovation & expansion. It puts the 6th grade academy at Cook in the short-term. It says the long-term middle school solution will be defined over the next 2-3 years.

The proposal will be voted on by the board of education on Tuesday, April 10.