Monday, May 13, 2013
Meet Gabe Fleisher at his book signing tonight at University City Public Library.
Have you ever wondered about the interesting stories that have taken place in some of University City's historical buidings? Gabe Fleisher, a fifth-grader at Flynn Park Elementary School, thought his school had a great story—so he set out to write it. The 11-year-old author's first book, “Hear Us Roar: A History of Flynn Park School” has just been published. He will be at University City Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, for a book signing. Fleisher told Patch he loved doing research for the book, going to the University City Historical Society for some of his information. His parents and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) teacher aided in the editing, but Fleisher did the rest of the work himself. While this is Fleisher's first …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The event, sponsored by Trailnet, encourages families to get out and walk/bike to school together.
Wednesday was the annual family walk to school day at Flynn Park Elementary School. Students and their parents walked or biked to school. The walkers were greeted by breakfast and other goodies from Trailnet. See our coverage of previous Walk Safe to School Days:
Monday, November 12, 2012
Parents and prospective students can visit the School District of University City kindergartens.
The School District of University City will host its Fired Up for Kindergarten night Wednesday, Nov. 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event provides parents of preschool-aged children the opportunity to tour the elementary school, learn about the kindergarten curriculum, meet principals and teachers and ask questions. Fired Up sites for fall 2012 include: Parents and guardians can enter their address on the online school locator to determine the elementary school their child will attend. They may also call Student Services at 314-290-4045 to determine school attendance area. For more information about Fired Up for Kindergarten, please call 314-290-4019.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The School District of University City school board will vote on the recommendation at its meeting Nov. 15. If approved, the issue would appear on the April 2013 ballot.
The facilities steering committee for the School District of University City Thursday night recommended seeking a $19.4 million bond issue in April 2013. The committee made its recommendation at a board workshop meeting. The committee, which met several times over the past few weeks, had three overall recommendations for the board. They are: The school district bonding capacity is 15 percent of the district's total assessed valuation, which is approximately $600 million. There is roughly $30 million in outstanding bonds, which gives the district the ability to bond the nearly $20 million without a tax increase. Co-Chair David Harris presented the plan to the board. He said the steering committee worked in sub-groups to review the needs of …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
School children helped fund playground with lemonade stand proceeds.
An official celebration to dedicate a new playground at University City’s Flynn Park will be held at 5 p.m. today (Oct. 14). This fun-filled event will include music, donor appreciation, food trucks and much more. The new playground, which adjoins Flynn Park Elementary School, is the result of a planning and funding effort involving the University City community from school children and parents to the School District of University City and City of University City staff. To help offset a $230,000 grant from the St. Louis County Municipal League, the Flynn Park community raised over $39,000 in funds for the equipment. The University City Parks Foundation, Woods Family Foundation and Washington University-St. Louis also kicked in funding for…
Monday, May 14, 2012
The race was downtown Saturday and had more than 5,600 runners.
Girls from Flynn Park Elementary School raced in the annual Girls on the Run 5K Saturday in downtown St. Louis. The organization promotes fitness and self-esteem and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Girls in elementary school trained twice a week for 10 weeks for the 5K. This year, the race's theme was "Be your own superhero."
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Event is sponsored by Trailnet.
Tuesday was family walk to school day at Flynn Park Elementary School. Students and their parents walked or biked to school. The walkers were greeted by breakfast, goodies from Trailnet and the Dairy Council. University City Police Chief Charles Adams, School Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt, police officers, school board members and other local dignitaries were on hand to greet families. University City Mayor Shelley Welsch acted as a crossing guard.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The 10-year-old U City resident is a political wunderkind.
Whiz Kid: Gabe Fleisher School: Flynn Park Elementary School Class: Fourth grade Accomplishment: Fleisher sends out a daily email, The Daily Rundown, on the politics of the day before heading off to school. Key To Awesomeness: Fleisher was featured in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Tuesday. Click here to read that story.