[sac-board] Re: Letter to Phoenix Union High School District...

  • From: "Jennifer Polakis" <m24@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "Richard Harshaw" <rharshaw2@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 21:58:39 -0700

Thanks—I’ll amend the letter accordingly.
Jenn.
From: Richard Harshaw 
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 9:34 PM
To: 'Jennifer Polakis' 
Subject: RE: [sac-board] Letter to Phoenix Union High School District...

Nice letter, Jennifer!  I only had a couple of comments, which I'll embed in 
your original in BOLD ALL CAPS.

 

 

 

Richard Harshaw

Cave Creek, AZ

 

“Remember:  your mind works faster than you think.”

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: sac-board-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:sac-board-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Jennifer Polakis
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 9:29 PM
To: sac-board@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; sac-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [sac-board] Letter to Phoenix Union High School District...
Importance: High

 

...to offer students free membership to SAC.

Hi Everyone,

 

The letter copied below is my first effort at this project.

Please peruse and offer up constructive criticism.

I’ll send this by E-mail followed by U.S. Post in a week.

Then I will send similar letters to the other high school districts in the west 
valley.

I’ll suggest to EVAC that they consider a similar offer to the high 
school districts in the east valley.  

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April 11, 2013

 

 

 

Phoenix Union High School District

 

4502 N. Central Ave.

 

Phoenix, AZ 85012

 

 

 

Attention:  Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Superintendent

 

 

 

Via E-mail: Isela Rivas-Reyes, Assistant to the Superintendent

 

                  rivas-reyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

 

 

Reference: Free Membership to Saguaro Astronomy Club for High School Students

 

Dear Dr. Scribner,

 

On behalf of Saguaro Astronomy Club, I would like to offer a free membership to 
our astronomy club for high school students.

 

Please refer to our website:  www.saguaroastronomy.org .  Our club originated 
WAS STARTED in 1977.  We hold monthly meetings with an invited lecturer on a 
range of  topics including: the status of extra solar planet search, the 
composition of stars, astrophotography, citizen science programs in astronomy, 
updates on space missions like The Lunar Recognizance Orbiter Camera, 
historical astronomy, astronomy in other countries, etc AND OTHER INTERESTING 
TOPICS.  All lectures are done by professional astronomers from Arizona's 
observatories and universities  or highly skilled amateur astronomers. Our 
monthly lecture meeting is held at Grand Canyon University at 35th Avenue and 
Camelback on Fridays closest to the full Moon at 7:30 p.m.  A schedule and map 
is available on our website.  Membership includes an E-mail of our monthly 
newsletter. 

 

Additionally, we try to get out TO observing OBSERVE with our telescopes twice 
a month--on weekends near the new Moon and the 3rd quarter Moon which sets 
early.  (The Moon makes the sky very bright and difficult to observe objects 
such as galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae.)  We are currently driving 60-100 
miles away from the city to get some distance away from light pollution. 
STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO GO TO THESE STAR PARTIES WHETHER THEY HAVE A TELESCOPE 
OR NOT AS OUR MEMBERS WILL GLADLY SHARE THEIR INSTRUMENTS WITH STUDENTS.

 

One of our members chairs a novice group with an invitation to his observatory 
in Maricopa for help on operating a telescope, how to locate objects, etc.  
Also, schools,  scouting programs, etc.  can request our astronomers  to bring 
telescopes to an event; and we've hosted Thunderbird Park's annual star party 
for more than 25 years.

 

Teachers, parents, and students can contact me directly via E-mail or phone, or 
can refer to the list of contacts on our web site.  

 

Please advise if it would be more effective for me to contact each of the high 
schools in your district individually.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read through this letter; I know you must be 
an extremely busy person.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Jennifer Polakis, VP 

 

E-mail: M24@xxxxxxx, telephone: 480 967-1658

 

Saguaro Astronomy Club:  www.saguaroastro.org

 


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