Board Update

Good Evening:

Winter is here to stay! There is a bad winter storm on the way for Monday, please make sure if you drive your child school or if they get picked up at a bus stop to allow a little extra time. Also please check your answering machine for any Alert Now Messages regarding any possible school closings or delays.
Again, as you know Christmas is coming soon and the best gift you could give the North Royalton School District is helping us win a $250,000.00 Pepsi Refresh Grant for our stadium project! Below is more information on how you can make this wish come true!


Attended the Policy Committee Meeting on December 8th by teleconference, unfortunately I was stuck in downtown Cleveland when a massive blizzard hit. Luckily I always have my notes with me. The committee reviewed the December 2010 policy updates. Most of the updates just required minor revisions and changes in language because of new legal requirements. There are only two new policies that were required by changes in the law or legislation such as: a new policy dealing with Call to Active Duty and Educational Opportunity for Military Children.

The School Board met on December 8th for its’ Board Work Session. The Board got an update on the status of the fundraising efforts for the stadium project, donations are on the rise. The Board also discussed what kind of design work MKC Associates Inc. will be doing for the Stadium Project. The Board had discussion on whether or not the Board Work Sessions and Special Meetings should also be audio recorded. The Board also discussed when the Board’s Organizational Meeting will be held for next year. The Board went into executive session to discuss personnel matters. The Board reviewed the December Regular Meeting agenda items, and such other matters that came before the Board.


This week there are various meetings and events.

December Regular School Board Meeting on December 13th at 7pm @ NRHS Community Rm, 14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133.

Help us get a $250,000 GRANT for the Stadium Project
The North Royalton Stadium Foundation is in the final stage of the PEPSI REFRESH Grant which could bring $250,000 to our stadium project in our district. We need your help! Please get your friends, family members, co-workers, and neighbors to vote! Grant voting privileges are open to any resident of the United States at least 13 yrs of age. Voters receive 1 vote per day per person/email address for the NRSF grant each day. Voters also receive 1 vote per day per person/Facebook account for the NRSF grant each day. Voters also receive 1 text vote per day per person/cell phone number for the NRSF grant each day.VOTING ON THIS GRANT WILL ONLY HAPPEN IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

Here is the direct link to voting, click it or just cut and paste the url!!!!

Vote from your mobile phone
Text* 104774 to Pepsi (73774) *Standard text messaging rates apply.

Give School Board Member Dan Langshaw your Feedback
It is hard to believe that I have been on the North Royalton School Board for almost an entire year now! Serving on the school board, I have all of you as my bosses. I believe it is important to make sure that I serving you, our community, and students needs. Can you please take 5 minutes and do a brief survey I have created. This survey is completely anonymous and the purpose of it is to help me have a better understand of how I am doing as a board member and to help me find ways to better serve you!
Please click on the link below to participate in my survey:

Monthly Coffee with School Board Member Dan Langshaw
If you are a constituent living in the North Royalton School District, you are invited to attend my next monthly constituent coffee on December 30th at the French Quarter Café located at 5540 Wallings Road in North Royalton from 6pm to 8pm. I hold these coffees in order to stay in touch with fellow residents and listen to their feedback one on one. There is no appointment necessary. Simply stop by and talk to me. Hope to see you there!

PJ Service Project
Brownie Girls Scout Troop 1084 and Royal View Elementary School, from the school guidance office, are partnering with a national program, the Pajama Project, to provide NEW pajamas to children-in-need, many of whom are waiting and hoping to be adopted, or are homeless and living in shelters. Some of these youngsters have been abused or abandoned and in many cases, have never enjoyed the simple comfort of having a loving mother or father tuck them in at bedtime. Through this service project, the hope is to contribute to a warmer, more loving environment for children when they are at their most vulnerable. Some of the local receiving organizations who will receive the pajamas include: the Cleveland Christian Home; local domestic violence; homeless; and children’s shelters; and the local Red Cross. Donation guidelines: Pajamas must be NEW! All sizes are needed – don’t forget the older children! Please provide complete sets of pajamas. Financial donations or Gift Cards are always welcome; please ensure these get to Counseling Office. All donated items may be placed under the Holiday Tree in the lobby at Royal View Elementary School from November 29-December 16. Please do NOT gift wrap the items. For more information, please contact Troop Leader Victoria Kress at victoriaekress@gmail.com.

Make a donation to the North Royalton Food Bank
For anyone that would like to donate food to the North Royalton Food Bank, you can take it directly to the Food Bank at 14900 State Road on the following Thursdays between the hours of 10am-Noon: on December 16. Volunteers will be there to assist you.

My Contact Info
If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me at call at 440-596-0078 or e-mail me at dan.langshaw@northroyaltonsd.org.

Weekly E-mail Updates
If you have any friends or neighbors who would like to receive my weekly e-mail updates please let me know and I will be sure to add them to my e-mail list. Or if they like they can sign up on the homepage of my website at www.danlangshaw.com

Have a Great Week!

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton School Board Member

“Putting Students First”