Noe Valley Voice December 2002 - January 2003

James Lick Middle School Report

Thank You, Neighbors

Muchos Gracias to Noe Valley Bakery, Haystack Pizza, and Starbucks Coffee for providing bread and pastries for our school programs and events, with special thanks from the James Lick Community Alliance and the parents, students, and musicians who attended our recent fundraiser for Music in the Schools. We love our neighbors!

Time to Give Back: Did you know there are 600 parking meters in Noe Valley -- approximately one for each student at James Lick Middle School? Working in partnership with the Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association, our students provided holiday decorations for the meters along 24th Street between Diamond and Chattanooga to earn community service points.

Students are also participating in Lick's Bulldog Cafe, flea markets, bake sales, and other school fundraisers to complete the 40 hours of service required for graduation.

You Could Be a Star! Love to dance? Is your inner drummer yearning for a gig? Noe Valley neighbors may enroll in ongoing Cuban dance and drumming lessons in the school gymnasium. Participants also perform in San Francisco's annual Carnival. Please call the school for more information.

Itching to Travel? Students in our Spanish Immersion Program will study in Mexico Feb. 6­16, 2003. The public is invited to join us for our annual Friends and Families of James Lick trip in June 2003, when we will travel to Portugal and Spain. Contact Mr. Raymond Ponce for more information.

Former Bulldogs, Unite! We are still looking for James Lick alumni who can share memories and pictures, and some of our neighbors have expressed interest in having class reunions. Contact Gail Koucerek for more information.

Susan Cattoche

Janice Daniels

James Lick Middle School

1220 Noe Street at 25th Street

San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 695-5675