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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Charter School open house; Islam discussion tonight

Plainfield's newest charter school hosts an open house tonight.

Two events of interest to Plainfielders this evening -- an Open House for the city's newest charter school and a panel discussion on Islam in African American History.
Plainfield's newest charter school welcomes the community to an open house from 6:00 - 8:00 PM this evening at its new facility, the former St. Bernard's School at Emerson Avenue and George Street.

College Achieve Charter School will start in September with classes for Kindergarten and Grades 1, 2, 5 and 6, according to filings with the state. The Plainfield school is an outgrowth of California-based College Achieve Schools (see their Facebook page here).

Staff will host guided tours of the new school's classrooms and there will be a Gallery Walk reviewing curriculum examples, teaching tools and photos.

Refreshments will be served and a Kid's Kraft & Play area will be available.

For more information, contact Rochelle Nelson, the Founding Principal, at or (908) 625-1879. When visiting the school, please use the St. Bernard's parking lot on George Street, directly across from the church.
Members of Masjidullah Plainfield will present a panel discussion tonight titled "Islam in African American History".

Many are unaware that Islam in America goes back to the beginnings of slavery in the New World.

The discussion is free and open to the entire community. It will be held in the Anne Louise Davis Room of the Plainfield Public Library, Park Avenue at 8th Street, at 7:00 PM.

For more information, contact Maxine Salaam at (908) 337-0889 or Sherrie Umrani Muhammad at (609) 784-5689. The Plainfield Public Library is an accessible facility. Parking is available in the 8th and 9th Street lots.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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