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School Talk: New friends group forms to support Kirkbride Elementary at 7th and Dickinson

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Weighing in this time is new contributor Caleb Mezzy, who connected with the founders of the new Friends of Kirkbride Elementary community group.

Around Passyunk Square, Jackson Elementary gets all the love. Not so much, anymore.

On Jan. 29 the newly formed Friends of Kirkbride Elementary will hold its inaugural meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Capitolo Rec Center, 9th and Federal (here’s the Facebook invite). The school, located at 7th and Dickinson, draws about 530 students roughly from the area bounded by 4th Street to Passyunk Avenue, Wharton to Morris streets (find catchments here).  

Pic of Kirkbride comes from friends group's Facebook page

Pic of Kirkbride comes from friends group’s Facebook page

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