From the South Philly Review:

Team Dragon begins tenure at Southwark

Volunteers helped an East Passyunk Crossing school to fire up learners and staffers for a new year.

First days can cause jitters, especially at educational settings, but Andrew Lukov exuded ease Monday in beginning his journey at Southwark School, 1835 S. Ninth St.

The rookie principal, who most recently served as Northeast High School’s assistant principal, enthusiastically welcomed learners and their parents to the East Passyunk Crossing elementary institution, as did Team Dragon volunteers eagerly answering his call for initial-week stability as the School District of Philadelphia manages the budgetary misery that led it to shed employees and shutter sites.

“I’m looking forward to an excellent year here,” the Roxborough resident, formerly an English as a Second Language instructor at Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th St., and South Philadelphia High School, 2101 S. Broad St., said as his 625 enrollees ended second period. “I expect so much to come out of our community partnerships especially.”

Read the full article here.

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We thought that this was pretty neat. Have you noticed that our civic boundaries are recognized as a neighborhood in Google Maps? Check it out:

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You can even search for “East Passyunk Crossing, Philadelphia, PA” in the Google Maps search bar and it will take you directly to the neighborhood.

Make-a-Wish Fundraiser at the Fountain
Tuesday, March 20, 11am
The Singing Fountain at East Passyunk Avenue & Tasker Street

Alphabet Academy is hosting a “Bunny Hop” with the Easter Bunny to raise funds to send Gabe to Disney. Gabe is only 5 years old and has Cerebral Palsy. In addition to helping this little boy achieve his dream, your child will learn an invaluable lesson about how wonderful it feels to play a role in helping others in need. Advance donations are being accepted at all Alphabet Academy locations, more info on their Facebook page.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 23
South Philadelphia Older Adult Center
EPA & Dickinson Street
**New Location!!**

Join fellow East Passyunk Crossing friends and neighbors as we attend the EPABID’s annual Easter Egg Hunt!

The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District invites you to bring your kids to the Avenue for a FREE Easter Egg Hunt! They’ll have bags to decorate to use to hunt for Zitner’s Fine Confections and candy filled eggs + the Easter Bunny will be hopping around. Times are staggered by age group: 11am – ages 4 and under, 12 noon – ages 5 to 7, 1pm – ages 8 to 10. Select restaurants will offer kid-friendly brunch that day and lots of kid-oriented shops will have special Easter sales.

For more info and directions, please go to visiteastpassyunk.com

COME ONE, COME ALL! FREE! BYOG!

Join the EPX Outreach and Events Committee as they welcome everyone to our first EPX Game Night!  Thursday, February 21, 2013 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the EPX Center 1729 S. 11th Street. (Middle building north of the main school on Ss. Neumann-Goretti High School)

Come play current, and VINTAGE, board games and enjoy light snacks and soft drinks!

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