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neWs & notes volunteers Project Gift is a new after-school program at the Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church Child Development Center. Project Gift provides at-risk families with after-school tutor- ing, mentoring, music and play in a faith-filled environ- ment. The program is available to kids in kindergarten through 6th grade, and is free to eligible children and their families. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Missy Rodgers, LHPC Project Gift Volunteer Coordinator, at 214.403.3258 or For information visit HosPice comPassus is seeking volunteers to visit patients and work in homes or nursing/assisted living centers. The organization also needs volunteers to perform administra- tive tasks, work with activity directors in nursing/assisted living facilities, and work with its grief/bereavement coor- dinator. Hospice Compassus needs volunteers who are bilingual or who would be able to sing or play a musical instrument for patients and families. 9535 Forest, #211, 972.690.6632. seniornet of Dallas needs volunteers to teach computer skills classes. SeniorNet wants to offer new class times, and more leaders are needed. Students receive a free manual to follow through each topic studied. SeniorNet is located in a new facility, The Point Center for Arts and Education of C.C. Young, 4847 W. Lawther, just west of White Rock Lake. Dallas casa needs volunteers to train as advocates for abused and neglected children. Volunteers gather informa- tion for the court and work with the child welfare system and others to quickly find a safe, permanent home for each child. For information or to register for an upcoming information session, call 214.827.9603, ext. 228, or visit meals on WHeels, a program run by The Visiting Nurses Association, needs volunteer drivers in our neighborhood. Drivers make weekday deliveries a few mornings a week or month, picking up meals at White Rock Methodist Church, 1450 Oldgate. 214.689.2639. assistance leaGue of Dallas has structured and estab- lished volunteer programs already in place at Children’s Hospital, Children’s Advocacy Center and Operation School Bell, its newest program. The league was chartered in 1969 and is a member of National Assistance League. New mem- bers are welcome. For information call 972.437.1239 or visit retireD anD senior Volunteer ProGram (rsVP) at the Senior Source needs volunteers age 55+ for more than 230 non-profit agencies in Dallas and Collin counties. RSVP matches your skills, needs and desires with a volunteer job. Volunteers generally are needed for three hours, one to two days a week. 214.823.5700 or mentorinG Volunteers are needed to devote up to three hours a week to a Lake Highlands student through the Lake Highlands Exchange Club. Heart House Dallas, a free after-school program for low- income children, offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups and individuals. Work as a mentor, homework tutor, coach, office helper or in other available capacities. For information contact Marisa Hettinger at 214.750.7637 or visit cHarities Home center needs volunteers to help operate the resale store and also seeks gently used donations for families in the community. Hours of operation are Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 10675 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 240, 214.342.8231. @ HAVE AN ITEM TO BE fEATurEd? Please submit news items and/or photos concern- ing neighborhood residents, activities, honors and volunteer opportunities to editor@advocatemag. com or online at Our deadline is the first of the month prior to the month of publication. TO ADvErTIsE CAll 214.560.4203 EDUCATIONGUIDE bishop lynch high school 9750 Ferguson Rd. Dallas 75228/ 214.324.3607 Recognized for student achievement, leadership, and innovation, Bishop Lynch High School continues to build on a rich heritage that prepares graduates for a lifetime of success. The mission of Bishop Lynch High School is to teach students “to strive for academic excellence, to seek truth, and to work for justice in the world.” To see that each student emerges with a well-rounded experience, Bishop Lynch offers first-rate academics, including the largest dual enrollment program of any private school in the state of Texas, extensive guidance as students prepare to enter higher education, and a wide- variety of extracurricular and service activities. chase’s place 14210 Marsh ln. addison / 75001 / 972.243.2676 Chase’s Place is a private day school program for children ages 5-14 with developmental disabilities including PDD/Autism, MR, neurological disorders, and acquired brain injuries. Program emphasizes development of functional skills through direct instruction, practical application, and therapeutic interven- tions with Speech, OT, PT, and Music therapy included. Dallas acaDeMy 950 Tiffany Way Dallas / 214.324.1481. Grades K-12. Private coeducational secondary school committed to teaching learning different students. Nurturing and family environment with the highest quality staff, teachers, facilities and programs. Educating students according to their unique situations. Complete sports program. Accredited by SACS lakehill pRepaRaToRy school leading to success. 2720 hillside Drive, Dallas, 75214 / 214.826.2931, Kindergarten through Grade 12 - Lakehill Preparatory School takes the word preparatory in its name very seriously. Throughout a student’s academic career, Lakehill builds an educational program that achieves its goal of enabling graduates to attend the finest, most rigorous universities of choice. Lakehill com- bines a robust, college-preparatory curriculum with opportunities for personal growth, individual enrichment, and community involvement. From kindergarten through high school, every Lakehill student is encouraged to strive, challenged to succeed, and inspired to excel. sT. jaMes episcopal school 9845 Mccree Rd. Dallas / 214.348.1349 / Enrollment: 80 Ages/Grades: Mother’s Day Out 18 mos, Toddler Montessori 2 yrs – 3rd, Accreditation: SAES, Extended Hours: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Student/ Teacher Ratio: Primary classroom 25:2; Elementary 30:2. St. James Episcopal School is committed to providing each child an excellent academic environment, based on Montessori principles, by teaching Christian values and the ability to be pro- ductive, cooperative citizens. Join us March 2-3 for Montessori Education Week. E sT. john’s episcopal school 848 harter Rd. Dallas 75218 / 214.328.9131 / Founded in 1953, St. John’s is an independent, co-educational day school for Pre-K through Grade 8. With a tradition for academic excellence, St. John’s programs include a challenging curriculum in a Christian environment along with instruc- tion in the visual and performing arts, Spanish, German, French, and opportunities for athletics and community service. St. John’s goal for its stu- dents is to develop a love for learning, service to others, and leadership grounded in love, humility, and wisdom. Accredited by ISAS, SAES, and the Texas Education Agency. The WinsTon school 5707 Royal ln. Dallas / 214.691.6950 Grades 1-12. Founded in 1975, The Winston School is a co-education college preparatory school enroll- ing bright students who learn differently® . Winston provides individualized programs for students with learning differences, including problems in reading, writing, language, mathematics and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Student Teacher ratio or 8:1. Accredited by I.S.A.S. and member of N.A.I.S. WhiTe Rock noRTh school 9727 White Rock Trail Dallas / 214.348.7410. 2 Years through 6th Grade. 44 years of successful students! Our accelerated curriculum provides opportunity for intellectual and physical devel- opment in a loving and nurturing environment. Character-building and civic responsibility are stressed. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, skating rink, updated playground, and state-of-the- art technology lab. Kids Club on the Corner pro- vides meaningful after-school experiences. Summer Camp offers field trips, swimming, and a balance of indoor and outdoor activities designed around fun- filled themes. Accredited by SACS. Call for a tour of the campus. Zion lUTheRan school 6121 e. lovers ln. Dallas / 214.363.1630 Toddler care thru 8th Grade. Serving Dallas for over 57 years offering a quality education in a Christ-centered learning environment. Degreed educators minister to the academic, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of students and their families. Before and after school programs, Extended Care, Parents Day Out, athletics, fine arts, integrated technology, Spanish, outdoor education, Accelerated Reader, advanced math placement, and student govern- ment. Accredited by National Lutheran School & Texas District Accreditation Commissions and TANS. Contact Principal Jeff Thorman. we’rethetalkofthe neighborhood OctOber 2009 >>blog 51

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