MLA Playdate: Our Thanks.

When we started this we hadn’t even all met each other and we communicated by 140 character direct message. We saw numerous parents’ groups emerging to support teachers and public education. We hoped to provide them a unified focus and to amplify their voices.

We shall play in their offices
and chalk their pavement.
We will have story time.
We will never surrender.

We hoped for four to five MLA Playdates on “the first day of school” and we organized two. That day there were 24 events at MLAs’ offices. Many more have been held daily in the weeks since and we are still learning about some of them.

We only floated an idea. Many others across BC acted to make MLA Playdate happen.

For that our thanks to: Continue reading MLA Playdate: Our Thanks.

Sept 2’s MLA Playdates were brought to you by…

The number 20. And the words “open” and “closed”.

Yesterday, parents from across BC shared a message with our elected representatives: We want our children back in school getting a quality public education.

Parents organized and attended 20* (updated: it’s at least 25) MLA Playdates or similar events across the province. We came to share our serious concerns as parents for our children, families and schools. We brought our children and, to occupy them, we strove to make engaging in a democratic process — well — a little more engaging. And fun.

Continue reading Sept 2’s MLA Playdates were brought to you by…

About your MLA Playdate

It’s time for our children to be back in school getting a quality public education.

Starting Tuesday, September 2nd, 10am to 3pm — and everyday until school is back. It’s time for a visit to a MLA for your MLA playdate.

We shall play in their offices
and chalk their pavement.
We will have story time.
We will never surrender.

Bring your kids and concerns; bring books, games and sidewalk chalk. Talk to the MLA. Talk to their staff. Talk to other parents. Continue reading About your MLA Playdate