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Brackett School site on Drupal

on November 24th, 2010 at 6:32:19 AM

My kids' school site was upgraded to Drupal a few months ago - yay! One of the other parents volunteers his time to host and manage the site and I'm helping train people to use the site. Our PTO president is fantastic about posting new content and getting events on the front page. And now that we're on Drupal it's time for lots of other people to start adding content. There are dozens (maybe hundreds) of very active volunteers at our school and our website should reflect our active community by having lots of parents and teachers post news and events. We kicked things off with a training session last week at our house for several parents who chair committees like the Art Squad and the Science & Math Team. None of them had used Drupal or even a CMS tool, but they all got it right away. Now that they're trained up, my next goal is to encourage them to start posting so we get new names up on the site.

Kris Lohan (my sis) is running the Boston Marathon

on November 14th, 2010 at 7:00:00 PM

 

Kris is running the Boston Marathon on April 18th as a member of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Team. The Leukemia Society does amazing research and the treatments that they pioneered added years to my Dad's life. Dad passed away last summer but our family will continue to support the critical work that the Leukemia Society does to keep other patients alive. Please donate to Kris and help save lives. Thank you
 
 
 
 

Spooky Walk 2010

on October 24th, 2010 at 11:02:31 PM

Halloween season kicked off last night with a "Spooky Walk" in one local parks called Menotomy Rocks. The girls and I met Elizabeth's soccer team for a pre-walk dinner at the Coach's house and then headed into the park. Menotomy Rocks is a big dark woodsy park with a pond in the middle. It's beautiful but always a little creepy since it's mostly empty. The neighbors around the park really do it up for the Spooky Walk by lighting jack-o-lanterns all around the pond and putting on little shows along the path like the Murder Opera and a freaky doctor operating on a patient and pulling livers and pork chops out of the her insides. In between the skits were people laying dead on the path (not really) and ghostly skeletons - but even with the stuff going on, it was pitch dark in the park. The kids loved it but were a little spooked, so the night was a success. Here's a shot of Coach Gary getting in the action and a few more in this gallery. I used a phone camera in the dark so the photos aren't great.

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