12/9 & 12/16/23 Free Film Screenings - The Smell of Money

FREE documentary film screenings on 12/9/23 and 12/16/23. Limited seating. RSVP required.

You will appreciate this film if you care about:
- environmental justice
- animal rights
- social justice
- human rights
- voting rights
- land/housing justice (protecting your property)

View the film trailer from the QR code or on this link:

The Smell of Money  smellofmoneydoc.com

Education Trust Looking For Third Cohort of Justice Fellows

From the Education Trust (https://edtrust.org/)
In 2020, EdTrust launched the Justice Fellows Policy Program, which centers on the lived experiences of formerly incarcerated individuals who have leveraged higher education against the residual consequences of incarceration, by elevating their voices in policy debates about improving higher education for all justice-impacted people in the United States.

I'm excited to announce that we are accepting applications for our third cohort of Justice Policy Fellows!

We are looking for previously incarcerated individuals who have less than five years of professional, entrepreneurial, or community engagement experience, who have a strong desire to gain and develop higher education policy skills, and a passion for providing justice-impacted individuals with access to an equitable education.

If this describes you or someone you know, be sure to apply or share with your networks!

2023 Dads, Daughters, Dolls + Sons Toy Drive

Toy collection for the Dads, Daughters, Dolls + Sons Toy Giveaway will take place December 4th through December 15th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Fulton County Government Center
141 Pryor Street SW 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Fulton County South Annex
5600 Stonewall Tell Road
South Fulton, GA 30349

Distribution of the toys will take place on Monday, December 18th, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited to serve as volunteers to assist. For more information or to sign-up to volunteer visit www.2023ddds.eventbrite.com.

Construction update - Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail closure

Forwarded from Councilmember Dozier:
Work is underway to construct the access plaza to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail across RDA in Westview.

As part of the construction, we need to install a storm sewer line that will cross the Westside Trail to connect to an existing structure. We don't see a practical way to keep the trail open during this activity, so we have devised a plan to close the trail from the KIPP Academy access point to the Cascade Road Kroger Center access ramp for a duration of two (2) weeks to complete the installation. We would like to close this section of trail from December 11 to December 22.

Fortunately, we have a ready-made detour from Lucile Avenue to Muse Street in the West End Trail as it runs along Muse parallel with the Westside Trail up to Cascade Road. There are multiple crosswalk options for walkers or bicyclists to cross over Cascade to the ramp that leads back down to the Westside Trail from the Kroger Center (see below).

Atlanta Land Trust Open House at "Avenue at Oakland City"

Open House | Avenue at Oakland City

Join us on December 9th, 2023 at 1pm as we do the first walk through of Avenue at Oakland City. This will be a wonderful chance to see your new home and meet some of your neighbors. If you are unable to attend please reach out to schedule a 1 on 1 visit to the site.

Use this link to RSVP for the open house.

APS Surveys

A message from Atlanta Public Schools:
Dear APS Families,

We understand that life is hectic, and your time is valuable. Yet, we also recognize the significance of your involvement in decisions that directly impact your child's education.

At APS, we are committed to creating an educational environment that meets the needs and expectations of our diverse community. To achieve this, we need your input on several crucial matters. We acknowledge that surveys can sometimes feel overwhelming, but please bear with us - your perspective is invaluable.

Here are the surveys we kindly ask you to complete at your earliest convenience:

1. Student Calendars for School Years 2025-2026, SY 2026-2027, and SY 2027-2028 (Survey closes Dec.5 th , 2023)

Share your priorities regarding the student calendar.

Survey Link

2. Superintendent Search Survey

Contribute to developing the profile of the next superintendent.

Survey Link

3. Annual Family Engagement Feedback (Survey closes Dec. 8 th, 2023)

Let us know what is and isn't working with your school's family engagement efforts.

Survey Link

4. Amp Up APS! Districtwide Equity Student Survey (Survey closes Nov. 30, 2023)

If you have a 4 th-12 th grade student, please encourage them to share their unique perspective and help shape the district's efforts to advance equity for all.

Students can access the survey by entering their Network ID in MyBackPack.

We understand that it may seem like a lot of surveys, but each one plays a crucial role in enhancing the educational experience for all students. Your insights guide us in making informed decisions that positively impact the entire APS community.

NPU-S Calendar of Events: Nov 27 - Dec 3

Coming up this week on the NPU-S calendar!

NPU-S Events:

  • Mon-Fri. Yard Trimmings NOT Collected. Due to staffing shortages, yard trimmings will be collected every other week until further notice. This week, yard trimmings WILL NOT be collected.

    Trash and recycling are collected weekly as usual.

If you have any local events that you'd like to see on the NPU-S calendar, please send email to events@npu-s.org.Please be sure to include the date, time, and location of your event!