October Hawthorne Huddle


Below you will find the agenda for the October 1, 2020 Hawthorne Huddle. We hope you can attend!

Meeting Registration

The meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  You must register in advance for this meeting by clicking this link –


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Announcements Procedure 

If you’d like to make a brief, 1 minute, announcement at the Hawthorne Huddle about your organization’s upcoming event, please email ann.degroot@minneapolismn.gov by noon on Wednesday September 30.

Materials Sharing

If you have any materials you would like to share, please send them to ann.degroot@minneapolismn.gov for electronic distribution after the Huddle.  You may also put a link to materials in the chat bar.


Friends of the Hawthorne Huddle,

On October 1 we will hear about how school is going in Minneapolis in the COVID Era.  Colleen Kaibel from Minneapolis Public Schools Check and Connect and David Tarleton, Director of Education for PCYC will present information about their work and be available for discussion.

Again, we are happy to welcome Mr. Al McFarlane from McFarlane Media to facilitate the conversation.  Later in the day, he will make it available on his Facebook page.

The Hawthorne Huddle will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on Zoom.  Please see instructions about registering above.

WELCOME: Diana Hawkins of Hawthorne Neighborhood Council & Ann DeGroot of Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board.

INTRODUCTIONS: Diana will introduce Mr. McFarlane.  Please put your name and affiliation in the chat bar so others can network with you after the meeting.

SAFETY REPORT: Bill Magnuson and other MPD 4th Precinct Representatives

COVID Update:  Luisa Pessoa-Brandão, MSl,  Manager, Epidemiology, Research, & Evaluation, City of Minneapolis – Health

MAIN PROGRAM TOPIC: Update on Schools in the time of COVID

Colleen Kaibel, Director, Student Retention & Recovery, MPS Check & Connect and We Want You Back

David Tarleton, Director of Education, PCYC

HAWTHORNE NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: Diana Hawkins, Hawthorne Neighborhood Council.


Next Hawthorne Huddle Meetings: November 5 and December 3, 2020 — and all First Thursdays in 2021.

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