The 1st Annual Book Educational Summit

We are counting down for this powerful education summit!
We thank those of you who have registered, and invite the rest of you to join us for this epic conversation! Check out the Parent video testimonial on the link below!
If you are not able to participate, but would like to donate you may do so on the link below:
The 1st Annual Book Educational Summit provides an opportunity for the community, to join the conversation with Education advocates who are committed to ensuring that African American communities have Strong educational options.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you September 16th!
(Breakfast provided)

LifeLine Animal Project Kicks Off Fall with $40 MVP Adoption Promotion


WHAT:              LIfeLine Animal Project invites you to adopt your very own MVP for only $40. Price includes pet’s spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and more!

WHO:              Any dog over 25 lbs or any cat.  

WHEN:            September 1st – 30th, 2017

WHERE:         LifeLine Animal Project shelters, including:

  1. LifeLine Dog House & Kitty Motel,  129 Lake Street, Avondale Estates.
  2. LifeLine Cat Adoption Center, 3172 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Scottdale.
  3. DeKalb County Animal Services, 3280 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Chamblee.
  4. Fulton County Animal Services, 860 Marietta Blvd NW, Atlanta.         

Young Entrepreneur Showcase

The 3rd Annual Hometown Country Cookout will be held Sept 3rd, 4-10pm (Labor Day weekend) on Wisteria Way in Kirkwood. Last year over 250 people came to the event! We want to showcase students who are young entrepreneurs and have them display their interventions & artwork for sale or promotion.

The form to fill out for the showcase is here:

It’s not going to be a contest, but a showcase and all the kids who participate will receive something for participating. : )

August 2017 O.N.E. Meeting Agenda

NOTE: As of today, the permanent location for Organized Neighbors of Edgewood will be Whitefoord Elementary Media Center, 35 Whitefoord Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30317. The meeting time has been changed to 7pm. We hope to see you there!

The August meeting agenda can be found here:

Community Rewards

Some of you may already participate in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. At a previous ONE meeting, an Edgewood resident talked about the program and how Whitefoord PTA was using the program to raise extra funds. Friends of Fred Armon Toomer Elementary (FATE) did something similar.

Organization Name: Fred Armon Toomer, ES
Code: 48924

It’s really easy to connect your Kroger card to the Community Rewards and help earn money for our Edgewood kids!

School Year Updates

Just a few updates on what’s happening as the school year approaches:

-APS open house at Whitefoord Early Learning Academy and Toomer Elementary (and all APS schools) on Friday July 28th from 11am to 1pm

-Toomer Family Social at Toomer Elementary on Sunday July 30th from 3-5pm

-Student registration at Toomer on Thursday July 20th from 9:30-12:30 and 1:30 to 2:30pm or call 404-802-3450 if you are unsure if you registered.

-Encourage parents to “friend” the Friends of Fred Armon Toomer Elementary page on Facebook. Principal Adamo has been posting community event info and back to school supply lists for the students.

-Contact Sydney Ahearn (the APS early learning director) if you have questions about the new Whitefoord Early Learning Academy. Her number is 914-309-5929.

-Toomer PTA has arranged 5$ basic short-hair cuts at Langford’s Barber Shop in downtown Kirkwood on Hosea for our under 12 back to school kids. The special will be running from Mon-Weds of next week and they are open from 8am to 7pm. Just say you are there with the APS back to school special! There is also a shop offering 10$ braids today (weds) and next week on Mon and Weds. It is called Hady and Yatou and it is at 714 Moreland Ave SE, Ste C, 30316. Their number is 404-634-0302.

-APS is hosting a back-to-school bash at the Georgia World Congress Center on 7/29 from 9-1pm. It will have tons of exhibitors, vaccines, health screenings, after school resources, and free back to school gear. You must bring a report card to gain access to the event. I’m trying to find out what new APS students or pre-K kids would need to prove they are enrolled. Parking is free. APS also has a website with more transportation and event info.

That’s all I know that is new! I’ll keep you all posted if I have any other info.

Betsy Collins