Desperate parents with kindergarteners ready to start in fall 2009 (CHOICES applications are due Jan. 9th, 2009), can contact Tanya Anton, firstname.lastname@example.org, to attend her extremely helpful LAUSD primer Sunday, Jan. 4 @ 5 p.m. at a Westside location TBA.
An LA Weekly event pick http://www.laweekly.com/la-vida/hoopla/best-events-column-2006/14695/ and subject of an AP news story (google: “Martinis and Magnets, AP news”), “Martinis and Magnets” began as carefree soirees explaining the complicated LAUSD magnet system (to see how complicated, start at http://lausd.net) to confused LA parents while proferring icy cocktails to dim the pain. The first “Martinis and Magnets” was hosted by LAUSD mothers (and authors) Christie Mellor (“Three Martini Playdate”– http://christiemellor.com) and Sandra Tsing Loh (“Mother on Fire”– http://sandratsingloh.com) at 24th St. Theatre (http://24thstreet.org) in 2005. Other “Martinis and Magnets” have been held at Avenue 50 Studio (http://avenue50studio.com) in Highland Park and the Electric Lodge in Venice (“Martinis, Magnets and More” with Tanya Anton). The official vodka sponsor of “Martinis and Magnets” is Modern Spirits (http://modernspiritsvodka.com).
While the format (not to mention beverages and topics–we now cover charter and neighborhood schools, and don’t always ply alchohol) continues to vary, the festive, help-a-friend-in-need “Martinis and Magnets” spirit continues in Fall 2008 at:
Tuesday, September 16, 7 PM
Los Feliz MOMS Club “Mom’s Night Out” with Sandra Tsing Loh
Sunday, September 28, 5 PM
HERE (West Hollywood)
“Martinis and Magnets”
West Hollywood Book Fair After-Party hosted by The Burning Moms* (*some colorful links include: http://californiachildrensrally.com, http://www.latimesblogs.latimes.com/thehomeroom/2008/06/franny-freeman.html)
(Cocktails by Modern Spirits Vodka–http://modernspiritsvodka.com)
Tuesday, October 21, 7 PM
Mount Washington PTA Magnet School Night*
* See Comment #4 below for more specific info
Or contact us directly if you have a group of Los Angeles area parents who need public school help. “Martinis and Magnets” is always free. (Although if an author/mother is hosting, it’s a nice gesture to buy some of her enjoyable books–typically funny ones on parenting!)
To contact us directly, write: