Wednesday, September 18, 2013

J.L. Long lighting restoration

We just received a wonderful email from the PTA President of J.L.Long Junior High School, Maria Hasbany, in regards to the Art Deco lighting restoration we completed recently.  I thought I'd share a piece of the great news.

Hello Buccaneer Families,

I hope everyone is getting settled into their new schedules and that we might see some cooler temperatures soon! As always, your PTA has been busy planning several upcoming events and we hope you were able to attend Mini-School and Family Supper last week. The 6th and 7th grade students will have their dances on Friday, September 27th and the 17th Annual Long Run will be held October 17th. As always, we encourage your participation in any way possible - chaperones, event set up, donations, hall monitors, trash pick up, beautification projects - you name it, we have something you can help with! Speaking of help, we have a few spots left on our Board: Fund Raising Co-Chair and Recycling Co-Chair ( a big thank you to Ann Renneker for taking on Volunteer Coordinator!). Please email for more information. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Swiss Avenue Historic District for their generous donation of $4000. This money was used to repair the Potter Art Metal chandeliers inside of the front doors that were not re-furbished during the recent Bond work. Mr. Potter personally visited the school and handled the restoration project which included re-creating many missing parts and replacing multiple pieces of specialized etched glass. It is so gratifying when our community works together to support our schools and our unique East Dallas architectural treasures!

I hope to see you on campus and at the Long Run in October. GO LONG!