APPLE meeting, birthday celebration April 5

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

Parent group APPLE will celebrate the birthday of its president, Wyanetta Johnson, at their next meeting Tuesday April 5, taking place at Oak Park and River Forest High School, 201 N. Scoville, in the second floor faculty dining room. The meeting/party is at 7 p.m. Food served at 6:30 p.m. 

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Regular Group  

Posted: April 4th, 2011 10:18 PM

Well I think there might be Muslims or Jews who wouldn't feel comfortable at the Christian Athletes group (should they change the name?). I would also guess that many straight students and/or parents wouldn't feel comfy at the Gay/Lesbian mtgs. However, I am sure, as I am with the APPLE group, that all are welcomed. Why is it just about race for you? All groups start with a mission but most are open to participation by others. Maybe you should go tomorrow night so you can understand better.

@ Regular Group  

Posted: April 4th, 2011 9:47 PM

Again, all of those groups, by name, are open to students/parents of ALL races. If APPLE is truly meant to serve ALL races, why the name?

Regular Group  

Posted: April 4th, 2011 6:50 AM

I might disagree with the Booster Club helping all kids -- football seems to be their priority -- but APPLE is open to any parent from the school. And in case you didn't know there are other groups that you might find exclusive -- the Christian group, the Gay/Lesbian group, French Club, etc.

@ Regular Group  

Posted: April 4th, 2011 5:15 AM

@Regular Group. I've always been concerned about how D200 spends the taxpayers' money. Hmm PTO raises money for ALL students, Booster club raises funds for activities that ALL students are eligible for, Student Council represents ALL students. When public funds are used to support only one race or ethnicity, it violates the constitution. Why can't the group support all parents who want to see purposeful leadership in education?

OP Resident  

Posted: April 2nd, 2011 9:00 PM

African American Parents for Purposeful Leadership in Education

OP Resident  

Posted: April 1st, 2011 7:40 PM

What does the acronym APPLE stand for?

Emerald Isle  

Posted: April 1st, 2011 1:21 PM

@Irish Interests - Lad, you're lucky I have a sense of humor or else that racist drinking remark would have been offensive; thanks for taking the bait. Erin Go Braugh!

Irish interests from Oak Park, IL  

Posted: April 1st, 2011 12:52 PM

Come on Emerald, every day is Irish day in the Chicago area. I think we get a full mug of Irish heritage served up just about every day. Nice April fools post.

Emerald Isle  

Posted: April 1st, 2011 11:06 AM

I'm an Irish American high school parent and am concerned that my hertitage is being ignored and oftentimes mocked - especially around St. Patrick's Day - does APPLE represent my interests?

Regular Group  

Posted: March 31st, 2011 10:06 PM

APPLE is a regular group that hosts meetings every month. Just like the PTO or Booster Club. Why the sudden interest in who pays for a school group to hold a meeting at the school? Or wait, who IS keeping the school open for that Student Council meeting that is every Wednesday night?

Concerned citizen  

Posted: March 31st, 2011 9:59 PM

Who is paying to keep the school open for this function?

Deon from OP  

Posted: March 30th, 2011 8:09 PM

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