Connecting with our Schools!
Posted by irakowler on October 5, 2010
Last Thursday, 9/30, we held a Neighbors Exchange at Argyle Middle School. The Exchange was the first step in a partnership between the Neighborhood Opportunity Network and Argyle. Not only were residents able to get questions answered about the school system, but they also learned more about some resources in their community, including Montgomery Works, the Neighborhood Service Center, TAYA Health Connection, and Montgomery Cares. We also found some resources in our community, including Angel, a parent at Argyle who shared some information about affordable housing, and Cordelia, a neighbor who informed everyone about the Montgomery County bus system.
The most exciting part of the partnership was that the Argyle team went door knocking last Saturday! The team included Principal Robby Dodd, Assistant Principal Sundra Mann, and two Argyle teachers, Ms. Hooper and Ms. Johnson. We went out the the neighborhoods on Bel Pre Rd. and met with some parents of Argyle students. I went out with Principal Dodd and it was amazing that he knew every student and parent whose door we knocked.
Everyone really enjoyed door knocking and the Neighbors Exchange. We hope they were both just the start of a long-term relationship between IMPACT and Argyle. Keep checking with the blog to see all the exciting things that will be happening at Argyle over the school year!