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RE: [bvpta] Digest Number 27 and the Birdfeeders

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  • Lisa Guzman
    The bird feeders are very, very impressive, plus, as others have said on this list serve, gorgeous, nice and fantastic. Who made them?! Even though I m a
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      The bird feeders are very, very impressive, plus, as others have said on
      this list serve, "gorgeous, nice and fantastic." Who made them?! Even
      though I'm a BV teacher, I didn't know that we were going to have them until
      yesterday when I had yard duty at 9:10 and saw them up everywhere. I
      understand that they're a part of a grant for the second grade? What's that
      all about?

      Some of the children (and in turn, I'm sure, some of their parents) object
      to the mission bird feeder in the yard, however. They say that showing the
      mission like that excludes "Jews, Buddhists and other minority religions."
      In fact, several students put a sign up protesting its presence in our yard
      yesterday morning. Jeanne Darrah took the protest sign down.

      Even though I think all of the birdfeeders are very well done, extremely
      professional looking, I do have a question about why the mission one was put
      on the yard. I know the missions are a part of our history, fortunately or
      unfortunately (depends on how you look at it), but the historical message is
      lost when one sees the obvious church and no description of why it's there
      in our little garden on the yard.

      I would have voted to have had that particular one in the park, but I guess
      it's too late for that. But, I still vote that there be a sign constructed
      about the educational significance of a mission birdfeeder. That's just my
      personal (as an alumni parent) and professional (as a B.V. teacher) opinion.
      It may conflict with what other teachers feel, but it's what I feel. And,
      I know that it's what at least some students and probably some other
      teachers and parents feel, as well. Remember, please, that we are a public
      school representing all denominations and walks of life. It's not that we
      have to do what's "politically correct;" it's what we have to do because
      we're a public school and because it's right in my humble opinion.

      Just my measly two cents.....

      Warmly,

      Lisa Gutierrez Guzman
      Alumni Parent, first and foremost, and
      ELD Specialist

      P.S. Please remember that none of the above "criticisms" negate the great
      work you all did on the birdfeeders, but please consider my thoughts.


      >From: bvpta@yahoogroups.com
      >Reply-To: bvpta@yahoogroups.com
      >To: bvpta@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [bvpta] Digest Number 27
      >Date: 9 Mar 2004 18:52:29 -0000
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      >There are 5 messages in this issue.
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      >Topics in this digest:
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      > 1. RE: Birdfeeders
      > From: "Robert Armstrong" <strongarm_art@...>
      > 2. Re: Birdfeeders
      > From: lbelfiglio@...
      > 3. Re: Birdfeeders
      > From: scott <scott@...>
      > 4. BV PTA, 3/10/2004, 7:00 pm
      > From: bvpta
      > 5. Fwd: FW: Nanny Available
      > From: Hagelshawj@...
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      >Message: 1
      > Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 09:55:41 -0800
      > From: "Robert Armstrong" <strongarm_art@...>
      >Subject: RE: Birdfeeders
      >
      >Nice work, Jeanne!-------Bob A.
      >
      > >From: "jeanne_darrah" <jdarrah@...>
      > >Reply-To: bvpta@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: bvpta@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: [bvpta] Birdfeeders
      > >Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 18:44:38 -0000
      > >
      > >Thanks to everyone who helped install the birdfeeders in the park.
      > >Please go and take a look at them. They are beautiful. Any donations
      > >of birdseed would be much appreciated. I also need any backyard
      > >birders to help identify birds with the second graders in the next
      > >couple of weeks. Please call me Jeanne Darrah 285-5957 or email
      > >jdarrah@.... Thanks
      > >
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      >Message: 2
      > Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2004 14:16:18 -0500
      > From: lbelfiglio@...
      >Subject: Re: Birdfeeders
      >
      >the feeders are GORGEOUS!!
      >
      >Laura Belfiglio Gold
      >Title VII Coordinator
      >Buena Vista Elementary School
      >2541 25th Street
      >San Francisco, CA �94110
      >415-695-5875
      >415-531-6430 (cell)
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      >Message: 3
      > Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 15:46:54 -0800
      > From: scott <scott@...>
      >Subject: Re: Birdfeeders
      >
      >Jeanne -
      >
      >Sorry I could not come and help prior commitments with fundraising for
      >the school - anyhow
      >they look fantastic - at least the pictures Cathy took -
      >
      >I am revamping the Schools website and want to include pictures and the
      >story of the grant and project
      >101
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      >Scott
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      >Scott@...
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      >On Mar 7, 2004, at 10:44 AM, jeanne_darrah wrote:
      >
      > > Thanks to everyone who helped install the birdfeeders in the park.
      > > Please go and take a look at them. They are beautiful. Any donations
      > > of birdseed would be much appreciated. I also need any backyard
      > > birders to help identify birds with the second graders in the next
      > > couple of weeks. Please call me Jeanne Darrah 285-5957 or email
      > > jdarrah@.... Thanks
      > >
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      >Message: 4
      > Date: 9 Mar 2004 02:55:41 -0000
      > From: bvpta
      >Subject: BV PTA, 3/10/2004, 7:00 pm
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      >Message: 5
      > Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 00:26:54 EST
      > From: Hagelshawj@...
      >Subject: Fwd: FW: Nanny Available
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      >One of my neighbors is moving and had a Spanish bilingual nanny. If you
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