John Rex School Enrollment Opens to Downtown OKC Families

2017-18 School Enrollment Opens to Downtown OKC Families
OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 6, 2017) – Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now open to residents living in the John W. Rex Charter Elementary School (JRCES) attendance zone in downtown Oklahoma City. The school serves students in pre-K to fifth grade.

This will be the first year the school offers fifth grade.

JRCES is a tuition-free charter school that opened in August 2014. Residents in the attendance zone are guaranteed a seat at the school. Visit the school’s website at johnrexschool.org for attendance zone information, enrollment forms and checklists.

A special early-bird window is open to downtown Oklahoma City families to secure a seat from Feb. 27 to March 10.

To enroll, bring residency verification documents and enrollment paperwork to the school office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. This special window will allow JRCES to provide priority to downtown families. However, residents of the attendance zone may enroll at any time and are not subject to a lottery.

The school is located at 500 W. Sheridan Ave. in Oklahoma City.

 John Rex Charter Elementary School offers a one-of-a-kind, quality education to economically and racially diverse students.  The school is strategically placed in downtown Oklahoma City to provide teachers and students easy access to government, legal and cultural opportunities. The campus’ proximity to the Civic Center Music Hall, the Myriad Gardens and City Hall gives students walking access to multiple learning experiences.

 Contact:

Jacqueline Sit

Candor Public Relations

405-888-3683

 

 

Annual General Meeting at [Artspace] at Untitled

Please join your neighbors on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 for our Annual General Meeting at [Artspace] at Untitled, 1 NE 3rd Street, in the heart of Deep Deuce. Housed in one of the neighborhood’s few remaining original buildings, the warehouse sat vacant for 30 years before being converted into the community-based contemporary arts center.

Each year at our AGM, we nominate and vote on new board members & make any needed updates to our bylaws. If you are interested in serving on the board or have suggestions on the bylaws, please email us. Members who pay their 2017 dues online by February 1st, will receive 2 free drink tickets.
After the brief business meeting, we will hear from our special guest, Steve Lackmeyer, reporter at the Oklahoman & author of several books about Downtown OKC’s renaissance.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided by our host, and a CASH bar will be available.

Check out the Facebook Event, or add this event (from our Events Calendar) to your personal calendar.

January Social at the Ambassador Hotel

Please join your neighbors on Thursday, January 12, 2017, as we visit one of downtown’s most unique gems, the Ambassador Hotel at 1200 North Walker. Situated within the beautifully renovated Osler Building. Midtown’s only hotel caters to guests seeking the very best in luxury and sophistication. Consistent with the Ambassador Collection’s dedication to preserving and celebratting its properties’ historic legacies, the hotel has retained its 1920’s era Art Deco architecture and charm.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided & a CASH bar will be available (note that the bar will not be accepting non-cash payment).

Check out the Facebook Event or add this event (from our Events Calendar) to your personal calendar.

Downtown Resident 2017 GO Bond Workshops Upcoming

We noted previously that there would be at least one GO Bond workshop per ward in the coming months, and the downtown ward (6 and 7) meetings have been announced. Please try to attend!

You are not restricted to attending any or all of the ward meetings, so if you’re just after information or have questions, feel free to attend any of the other meetings that might fit better into your schedule.

December Social at the Metropolitan

Please join your neighbors on Thursday, December 8, 2016, as we visit one of Downtown OKC’s newest urban living options, the Metropolitan Apartments at 800 North Oklahoma Avenue. The fusion of modern design, location and technology, all with an urban twist, make the Metropolitan the ideal destination to call home.

We will also continue our socks & undies drive for City Rescue Mission. Please bring a donation of new socks or undergarments for men, women and children for our less fortunate neighbors.

Complimentary refreshments will be provided & our hosts will be offering tours.

Check out the Facebook Event or add this event (from our Events Calendar) to your personal calendar.