Do you want to stay in the loop on what is happening in our school district?  If so, please sign up for my shiny new text message system (it also works with email, if you prefer).  I’ll let you know when there is important information or news you should know.  You can sign up by simply texting @zm4epsd to 81010 or 610-816-6523 from your phone, or by visiting

Why am I doing this?  I’ve had lots of discussions with community members over the last two months about the possibility of full day kindergarten in our district.  People have shared many different opinions, but everyone I’ve spoken to has agreed they wished there was a way to learn about these kinds of issues before the decisions were already made.   I’ve asked everyone I’ve spoken to how I might help keep the community better informed, and offering text alerts was one suggestion I received.  So I’m going to try it out!

I understand that many people have busy lives, do not necessarily use social media regularly, and don’t have time to keep up with blogs and newsletters.  Short text updates are the perfect way to keep on top of school issues without having to bother with all of these things.

And here is some fine print: I promise not to spam you with lots of messages, probably no more than 1-3 per month and often less.  I’m using the same system that many teachers use to keep in touch with students and parents.  It allows text messages without ever directly sharing telephone numbers.  You can also easily start or stop the alerts at any time.  Please keep in mind too that I am offering this as a service to the community, as your elected school board representative.  The texts (and my opinions) are my own, and don’t necessarily reflect the official position of the school board or the East Penn School District.  There is no charge for this service, but obviously regular text and data rates of your phone plan may apply.

And for those of you who don’t already know, I also share regular updates about the district via my blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

So sign up for text alerts right now by texting @zm4epsd to 610-816-6523 or by visiting  If you know someone else who might benefit from this too, you can print the instruction sheet below to share with them.  Let me know how you like how it does (or doesn’t) work!

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