NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Back to school at Edison, Northeast Minneapolis schools

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School supplies and trendy new togs are flying off the shelves.  School calendars are flooding the shelves of every office supply store.  Everybody is talking State Fair.  And, yes, the days are getting shorter – if hotter.

It must be Back to School season.

Northeast schools have truly got their act together this year.  For the first time in history the Northeast schools will kick off the new school year together by inviting families to a community BBQ.  It’s at Thomas Edison High School, 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.  Edison High School will host an open house from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The announcement for the collaborative event puts it on the line:  “As always, the ‘Northeast Community Celebrity Grill Meisters’ will push the grill to the limits.  We have learned there is heavy competition for the honor of preparing the cole slaw this year.  The inside scoop is that a citrus flavored cole slaw is the front runner.”  Collaboration and competition, all in the same inclusive gathering!

Thoughtful planners are aware that too many welcoming events create a burden for busy families with young learners dispersed through different schools.  Though planning a joint welcome takes time and energy, the single event makes life easier for families – and provides a chance for families from different schools in the neighborhood to meet, greet, and eat some of the fine food.

Thomas Edison High School is at 700 22nd Avenue NE, just West of Central.

Families should watch announcements from their child’s school for more details.

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