Parents - No School Today

Dear Parents,

CPS and CTU could not come to an agreement yesterday on their contract and our teachers are on strike today. They will be back at the table again today to try and iron out a contract.

We have a lot of childcare options on our website and we also have a strike camp with hours of 9-3 in Lincoln Square at the Luther Memorial Church for parents who want an alternative to crossing the picket line. Please email us if you are a working parent and need assistance and check our website for many other options around the city. Our friends in Hyde Park are also hosting a "Solidarity Camp" and we can put you in touch with them.

There are other community organizations around the city hosting similar camps. Email us and we will try and help you find care.  info@ilraiseyourhand.org

Info on the Lincoln Square Strike Camp

Hours: 9-3

Lunch: pack your own peanut/nut-tree free lunch for your child

Ages; 5-11

Activities, art projects, science kits, games, sports, writing workshop. 

Email us to register: goodmanblade@yahoo.com or wendy@ilraiseyourhand.org

We will have a 1:8 ratio and are in need of volunteers as well. Volunteers can bring their children.

We need donations of books, games, art projects, first aid etc. If you would like to drop off supplies stop by at 2500 W. Wilson.

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