Booster

Cold weather postpones Clintonville Education Fair

The Clintonville Education Fair is back on after all.

The ninth annual gathering to provide parents with information about elementary school and middle school educational options in the neighborhood has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, Clintonville Education Committee Chairwoman Susan Gaunce announced late last week.

The gathering will start at 6:30 p.m. at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E. North Broadway.

Originally scheduled for Jan. 28, the event was called off by Gaunce the day before because of the arctic conditions that had forced school closings throughout the region.

She initially indicated the fair would be canceled altogether for 2014.

"Unfortunately, we will not able to reschedule the fair due to conflicts," Gaunce wrote in an email announcing her decision. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused but felt it necessary under the circumstances."

Late last week, it was back on.

"The fair was canceled due to the cold weather, leaving parents disappointed," Gaunce stated in an email. "We did not think we would be able to reschedule before the end of the month but found a date that would work for the church."

The education fair was launched in 2005 to provide parents of young children with information about public schools in Clintonville and to convince them not to flee to suburbs for the sake of their children's schooling.

It has since expanded to embrace public, parochial, private and charter schools in the neighborhood.

The fair had been scheduled to feature representatives from 19 schools traditionally attended by Clintonville-area students: Calumet Christian School, Clinton Elementary School, Clintonville Academy, Colerain Elementary School, Columbus North International School, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Dominion Middle School, Ecole Kenwood, Fifth Avenue International K-6, Graham Primary School, Graham Expeditionary Middle School, Immaculate Conception School, Indian Springs Elementary School, Indianola Informal K-8, Metro Early School, Our Lady of Peace School, Salem Elementary School, St. Joseph Montessori School and the Wellington School.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to visit booths with faculty, staff or parents from the participants, as well as hear short presentations from each of the schools.

Representatives from the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center, the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts also are scheduled to be on hand.

Comments