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Northeast Suburban Life (Newspaper) - December 03, 1975, Cincinnati, OhioLibrary Ohio historical society 1982 Velma ave Columbus Ohio 4311 a ii is a a a. A 11. I j \ a 9 j it j a a to place a classified and dial 731-7170 by 4 00 . Monday display amp news dial 531-0234 Gayle Johnson daughter of Roberta and Jim Johnson of y a liase o r., ploys a counting game al the children a meeting. House a Montessori preschool located at Kemper re. Ii Elixious Center 9 135 e. Kemper re. The friends of the children s mar trip House Are sponsoring a Book fair with children books aged 2-h, Dee. 3, 4, 5 and 8, 9, 10, list 30-2 . And also from 7 30-9 . On the 4th and 9th. To resale will also he at the fraime and save 9723 Montgomery re on the 4lh. Nrwn-8 . And at other locations in the Grenier Cincinnati area. At groundbreaking ceremonies Lumm # it�1 1 Willd 1f la it of Murties of Mur Anil Montgomery Amberley Village Indian Ahtl Mude Iru Pusant Hutu Tirron Kennedy Heights is furton or in a it gtd Deer pork Hoss Matyne Ditton vate i Ridgewood Mark of circulation Intel Rev vol. Xiv no. 18 15c Cincinnati Ohio wednesday december 3, 1975 4415 Montgomery Kil phone 531-0234 Community Council chairman tells moving history of Woodford school groundbreaking ceremonies for the Kennedy Heights primary school at Woodford Road took place nov. 21 with congressman Willis Gradison among the officials attending. A Paul Freshwater chairman of Kennedy Heights Community Council gave the address a moving account of the determination troubles and Battles which culminated in the groundbreaking for the new school. His address is repeated Here in part. The last time Kennedy Heights broke ground for a new Grade school build Reg was in 1912. The next year. Kennedy Heights joined the Cincinnati school system in order to assure our children of a Good education. We be been working hard at it Ever since. A it s hard for Many of us to believe that the Kennedy Heights primary school at Woodford Road is really coming True. Its even harder to recall the flavor and the fierceness of the fight it has taken to make this school come True. I can Only give you some samples. A in 1968, ail the Library books in Kennedy school were packed away in boxes because there was no room tor a Library. The Community pressured the Board to bring in another Colony. Working at night we poured the foundations painted and fixed up that pm a unique shop for kids deca Lith world opens this saturday Colony. Another night Community people sneaked in. Cleaned out a classroom installed and minted the shelves the a had bought to make a Library. That a the kind of determination it took. A in 1969, learning that a new school was being planned for a neighbouring Community Kennedy Heights representatives met with the administration to insist that a site in Kennedy Heights be considered to relieve overcrowding and improve integration. A in 1970, when the school Board closed kindergartens Kennedy Heights Community teachers and kindergarteners occupied our own school building in order to continue kindergarten until threatened with arrest. There were weeks of argument protests and proposal writing. That Spring and the following fall Kennedy Heights provided the Only free kindergarten in Cincinnati open to All its residents. Because we were convinced that Quality education was the Anchor of this Community. A in 1971. In a further Effort to relieve overcrowding at Kennedy school and improve integration in our neighbouring schools Kennedy Heights proposed a clustering of our four elementary schools. A from then on it gets More complicated. Became there were at least four Sepa rate con Cern s being worked on in the continuity and All of them contributed to the creation of a new primary school at Woodford Road. These concerns were preschool school recreation and housing and zoning. A it ten Yean the Kennedy height Coop Bentiv Nursery trained Parent and children to expect Quality education and sent them to work Togo tier on Kennedy school our representative in seeds. The continued on Page 18 hospitalized Deer Park life squad treated Lawrence of Connor 7216 Virginia ave., and took him to jewish Hospital nov. 25 after he suffered a possible heart attack. At Long last. Turning Over the first shovels of dirt at the net Woodford he. School in Kennedy Heights Are from left Joe Ireland acting area director for City elementary schools Mary sell loss. Of the Cincinnati Hoard of education Ray Dornsife principal of Kennedy school Virginia Griffin president of Cincinnati school Board. The children Are pupils at Kennedy school. Sycamore school vote tuesday inside for the third consecutive Vear the Indian Hill distributive education program is sponsoring the it tie world. Christmas store for elementary school age youngsters. The shop will be at c Ca Margo Amargo station rd., Madeira. Hanukah party at Adath Israel Adath. Israel will hold its family hanukah party sunday dec. 7, 7 30 . In the synagogue s Lemer auditorium. This event closing the festive hanukah season is hosted by Adath Israel s various organizations. Hazzan Mizrahi and the a. D a. T h i s A. E 1 y o it h chorale will Lead a Community sing arid Nissim m. Ribaz educational director will act. As of ceremonies for the evening those interested in making reservations should Call the Adath Israel synagogue office 793-1800. Indian Hill 4-h Fruitcake Sale ventures 4-h club in Indian Hill is Selling Manor Texas fruitcakes. Order deadline is dec. 5. Call mrs. Bette Johnson advisor 561-7439 or 271-6931 to order. Last years Little world project resulted in the purchases of hundreds of gifts for the youngsters parents friends and family. The de program estimates that Over 4000 children and their families visited the unique shop last year. Three seniors have been named to serve As the general management team for this years project. Patty Vanbibber Jan Dunphy and Diane Williams will coordinate the efforts of the forty deca members. This years project will feature Small gift items in the 50 cent to $5 Price Range with emphasis on the merchandise costing $l-$3. The Little world store with its miniature displays and lowered ceilings will feature a Santa s workshop theme. The project will run from dec. 6-dec. 21. At rape Send tis Santa letters suburban life newspaper invites area children aged 10 and younger to Send us their letters to Santa Claus. We will print the letters Ira our newspaper All of them space pm Tilting and then Forward them to Santa. Please include the child a name address and age. Sports news pages 13-15. A a hobbits come alive Page 9. News Maken Page 12. Kemper re. Center links world spirit Page 6. Jaycee film fest dec. 13 Madeira Kenwood Jaycees will hold their Christmas film festival saturday dec. 13,1-4p.m. At Madeira High auditorium., the festival includes a Walt Disney movie and Many cartoons. Admission is one canned Good per child which will be Given to the needy at Christmas. The festival is also designed to help parents by offering an afternoon for Christmas shopping while their children Are safely entertained. Children in kindergarten through 7th Grade Are invited. Cand and soft drinks will be so a preventing rape will be the topic of a workshop sponsored by the Blue Ash police c r i m e p r e v e n to o n Bureau dec. 4 at 7 30 in the Blue Ash municipal building. Speakers will be representatives from the Blue Ash police and the Cincinnati rape crisis Center. Public invited. Voters in the Sycamore school District will go to the polls tuesday december 9, in a special election to vote on a 4.8 Mill $4.80 per $1,000 assessed valuation Levy for additional operating Money. The Levy lost in an election september 29 by a vote of 2,003 to 1,857. A the Levy will bring in $700,000 a Vear in additional funds which we need just to maintain our current level of operation a superintendent Eugene Shrimpton said. A the last increase we had was four years ago and since then our enrolment has grown by .500, we have Quot opened a Brand new school and of course double digit inflation hitting everyone else has been hitting the schools a we just cannot operate in 1976 on 1971 he said. A was it is even with passage of the Issue december 9, it will not go on the tax Bills for a year and people won t begin to pay the increase until 1977. So we Are facing severe Belt tightening regal had it not dust rial and let Een for uncommercial growth in recent years the Board of education would have had to go to the voters before now sufi met on said. Of the 22 school districts in h a m i 1 to n co unto Sycamore ranks 13th in operating tax rate and 1.1th Overall when Bond retirement taxes Are included. The school District encompasses the cities of Blue Ash and Montgomery and parts of Sycamore and Symmes townships. A no one likes taxes but local real estate taxes account for More than 80 percent of our operating Money and is the Only source we can turn to a a Shrimpton stated. A we get no Money from the earnings tax less than one percent of our budget is funded by the Federal government and while 18 percent of our annual operating expenses is funded under the state foundation program we have absolutely no say so about How much we need Orf should the Levy has provoked pro and con controversy during the past few months. Residents opposed to the Levy have said the schools should operate on reduced income durin times of inflation an economic hardship As businesses and families do. Begins saturday 1 . Community Parade for school tax Idy >1<l cd radio taken a 23 Channel cd radio was stolen from a car owned by William Haas during the night of nov. 30-, the car was parked on Webster ave. The radio is valued at $375. How to combat shoplifting shop owners and business people in Madeira can learn How to combat shop lifting at a seminar dec. 12, 1 . At the City building. J. Edgar Ray of great Oaks school District and patrolman Tim Nagel of Madeira police dept will speak. The seminar will last 1 a so to two hours. If you plan to attend Call the City building 561-7228 during the Day. A Sycamore spirit March is what Sycamore District school Levy Campaign leaders Are calling a Community walk set for this saturday dec. 6, to begin at 1 . At the Sycamore Junior High on Cooper re. It s to be a combination tree lights in the Ridge the annual tree lighting ceremony in pleasant Ridge will be dec. 4, 7 . At pleasant Ridge Community Center. Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served and Santa will visit. The ceremony is sponsored by pleasant Ridge playground mothers. Families Are invited. Pep rally and old fashioned torchlight procession in support of a school operating Levy to be voted on dec. 9, according to Bob. Buster school District Community relations coordinator. Clubs and organizations involving students and adults from the schools and the communities of Blue Ash Montgomery and Sycamore and Symmes townships which make up the Sycamore District Are expected to participate. A everyone is invited who would like to show sur pore for the schools a Buster said a so far we be heard some kids Are making banners and floats on the Sycamore spirit theme. Also some Community groups who use the school facilities plan to walk As do some College students recent Sycamore graduates who Are Home for the holidays As Well As Parent groups and student anyone interested in participating is asked to show up at 1 . Saturday Fec. 6at the Sycamore Junior High parking lot on Cooper rd., Buster said. A we plan to walk East on Cooper to Montgomery Road North on Montgomery through the business District and then disband near the Montgomery Square shopping with help from st. Vincent Ferrer Parish vietnamese adjust to America by Sandy Smith it was the first Snow that Canh and Luc Nguyen had Ever seen. Their eyes sparkled when they talked about the Snow games their new american friends had described. The two vietnamese refugees sat in the Library a of st. Vincent Ferrer school last week with their tutors sister Jean Harlan and Bill Hicks. Canh and Luc Are members of an extended family from Vietnam that the people of st. Vincent a Parish has a Dollar one Dollar off c Rawford pharmacy Otra 1.100� my. 8lue Ash Ohio limit one per family with Coupon expires 12/7/75 Dollar the family consists of Tien Van Nguyen and his wife Vui and their children tan 4 and Tram 2. Canh and Luc Are Tienus Brothers. Their parents Are still in Vietnam. Vuis father and two Sisters Are living in Kenwood. Sister Jean says that placing the boys at an academic level was very difficult because the language Barrier makes testing so difficult. Sister Jean and Hicks have had to develop teaching and testing methods that Are All new to them. Neither of the st. Vincent teachers has had any Oriental language. The n Guyen family is learning English quickly however. Hicks devised a Way to use the language teaching machines at school to help the boys with English. The entire Nguyen family cuts out pictures from magazines and papers of things for which they do not know the English name. Canh brings them to school and Hicks puts them on Flash cards with the English name written on the Back. The Pash cards have a recording tape across the Bottom. Hicks puts them into the language machine and records the English pronunciation. Then Canh 9 dec machine and hear the word at the same time. He helps the rest of the family when he goes Home. Besides the language barriers there Are cultural differences the vietnamese family must learn. In Vietnam for instance the last name is written before the first name. Legal experts Are now advising vietnamese refugees to write their names the american Way to avoid snarled up Bank accounts Etc. Persons in the Parish Are helping to make the transition easier for the Nguyen. Women from the Parish take Vui shopping and teach her How to ride the bus. Tien is. Now working As a Mechanic at Williams Ford the children at st. Vincent a Are including Luc and Canh in their activities such As scouts and playground games. A if was really a revelation to us to find that the boys Lack so Many sex Peri Knees a a says sister Jean. A but they Are both so eager to learn. I actually have to Tell Luc to go Home after school. He loves school and would stay Here for see other pictures on Page 3. Luc Dac Nguyen a. Left is being tutored in English by sister Jean Harlan at st. Vincent school Luc like Bis brother Canh. Says that grapes oranges and apples Are his favorite foods. He likes hum burgers too. Sister Jean explains that Only he very Rich people could afford fresh fruits in Vietnam. And that the Nguyen family was thrilled to see that we can buy such delicacies in the local supermarkets. Sister Jean says Luc is so eager to learn English and All about his new environment that she has to coax him to go Home at the end of the Day

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