Dear Virtual School Families,
If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your children about how the government works and show your support for virtual public education, I hope you’ll join other virtual school parents and students for the Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, in Salem.
Every year, virtual public school families travel to the State Capitol to express their support for virtual public education. Capitol Day is an opportunity to thank our legislative champions, show support for virtual public schools and talk to legislators about protecting this important education option. Students will have the opportunity to participate in educational activities and visit their state legislators in the Capitol Building.
We’re honored this year to be joined by Tillie Elvrum, the President of PublicSchoolOptions.org, a national coalition devoted to protecting education options for families. She will be sharing her story about becoming an active parent in support of public school options and what the coalition is doing around the country.
Please make sure your voice is heard in the halls of the Capitol. I hope you will attend Virtual Public Schools Capitol Day on Wednesday, February 24. Click here to register now.
Here’s the agenda:
9:30AM – 10:00AM – Registration at the Mission Mill Museum
1313 Mill St., SE, Salem (2 blocks from State Capitol Building – free on-site parking available)
10:00AM – 10:10AM – Welcome
10:10AM – 11:10AM – Education program for students
11:10:AM – 11:25AM – Legislative Update
11:25AM – 12:10PM– Lunch
12:10PM – Walk to the Capitol
12:30PM – Legislator Awards Ceremony on the Capitol Steps
1:00PM – Drop in on your state legislators
Capitol Day is your opportunity to meet other virtual public school families, teach your children about state government, and tell your state legislators why virtual public education is an option that needs to be protected.
I hope you will join other virtual public school families in Salem on February 24.
Please register today!
P.S. If you haven’t had the opportunity to do so, I hope you will take a few minutes to fill out our family survey. Take the 2015 Oregon Virtual Public School Family Survey