Save the Date: 6th Annual Stapleton Education Expo on November 3rd
The sixth annual Stapleton Education Expo will be held the evening of Thursday November 3rd, Northfield High School (5500 Central Park Blvd, Denver, CO 80238) in the Wicker Park Neighborhood of the Stapleton Community. There will be an informational presentation with updates on issues specific to Stapleton, followed by the expo which will feature local preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. The expo is designed both to give parents new to the area exposure to local school options and to allow students and parents of students in transition years to meet with staff from schools in the choice boundary. Additional agenda updates will be available in the November SUN spot article of the Front Porch.
Safety-Focus planned for October 18th SUN outreach meetings – 6:30-7:25pm
Central Park Recreation Center Multipurpose Room
The SUN block captain/outreach meeting in October’s planned safety-focused agenda will be a more in-depth opportunity to engage and discuss local safety-related concerns with representatives from Denver Police Department, beyond that provided by the 10 to 15-minute dedicated time at each monthly SUN outreach meeting. Concerns regarding sound being carried across the community during events at Dicks Sporting Goods Park could be discussed as part of this meeting, in the context of discussions between Denver Police and Commerce City Police. Additionally, if your block is not yet participating in neighborhood watch, please contact DPD Community Resource Officer Sherikera L. Heflin (Sherikera.firstname.lastname@example.org) to get started.
Results from SUN’s 13th Annual Kickball Tournament and Dining out for SUN
For the first time in 2016, SUN’s annual kickball tournament took place in the evening on Saturday September 10th, which provided a beautiful sunset backdrop for the Kingston Kickers as they became champions of the 13th annual kickball tournament. Although the HUB/COP shop will benefit from funds raised both via the tournament and the dining-out for SUN effort, the Denver Police–affiliated team, Team Blue Crew, provided strong competition but did not go home with the trophy.
Potential Addition of Operating Principles to SUN bylaws
At the September monthly meeting of the SUN board, an addition to the SUN bylaws was discussed, whereby a third section would be added to Article 2 to publicly state the principles by which SUN seeks to operate. The proposed language reads “Section 3: Operating Principles. SUN does not support any aspect of discrimination in any form. SUN seeks to foster an environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran, in this community, at our meetings, on our affiliated social media pages and message boards.” The final revision must be voted on by the community at the Annual Spring Forum in 2017.