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April 6, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I hope that this email finds you and your family healthy and comfortable. Thank you to all who have been in touch with questions or concerns, or simply to check in. Thank you as well to those who joined our co (More)
A Message from Phil Kassen, Director (More)
LREI@home Update #1 March 25, 2020 Dear LREI Community,  Hello from the last days of Spring Break ‘20, with a few days to go before the beginning of LREI@home on Tuesday, March 31. (We added one day to spring break to give our faculty and st (More)
Coronavirus Update #6
Coronavirus Update #6  March 12, 2020 Dear LREI Community, On the eve of our Spring Break I write with a few updates / reminders and some thoughts. Update: Exposures, tests, closings both temporary and indefinite - the landscape of c (More)
Coronavirus Update #5
Coronavirus Update #5 March 10, 2020 Dear LREI Community, I write to tell you of a change in LREI’s schedule for this week. LREI will be open for full days of school through Thursday, March 12. We will be closed for students on Friday, March 13. (More)
Coronavirus Update # 4
March 9, 2020 - Coronavirus Update #4 Dear LREI Community, Welcome back for the last week of school before Spring Break. Our plan is to have school all week unless it becomes safer not to do so. Two thoughts on this: As I said in my (More)
Coronavirus Update #3
Dear LREI Community, I write at the end of a week that began with my saying that I would be in touch once per week. That said, it seemed prudent to communicate with you as we head into the weekend. Some of the information below is included as a (More)
one-hundredth day
Dear LREI Families, Last Friday was the 100th day of the 2019-2020 school year. For many, this was not a huge deal. It was a Friday much like any other, with roughly 70 days left to go. Middle and high school students felt too busy completing their (More)
And off they go!
January 23, 2020 (This letter to the LREI community follows a note I wrote on November 22, 2019, which can be found on my blog, Get Your Phil.) And off (More)
Karamu at 20
a thank you note Dear LREI Community, I hope this note finds you well.  Last Friday LREI hosted the 20th Anniversary Karamu, our annual celebration of our multicultural community.  Thank you to the committee that organized the event, one with a (More)
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One Response to “Getting Started!”

  1. Mark Silberberg Says:

    On the main timeline page can we swap the text with the highlights link? This would make the link to the highlights more obvious and the text really contextualizes the sublinks. Keep the highlights red. Maybe the text against a gray.

    Possible for there to be some kind of video running in the background of the main page instead of an image?

  2. Chap Says:

    I like the themes that will come to the community throughout the year – keeping some content away so folks don’t get overwhelmed but also enticing folks to be ready for what’s to come.

    In that same way, the fact that each of the items on a timeline will have enough details that yo can read off of the text of that timeline or click to read or see more.

  3. Kobi Says:

    Header: Has there already been consideration for the call out in the header? Perhaps “LREI 100” or “100 years of LREI” instead of We Are LREI?

    Return to Timeline instead of Back to List

    Half tone images along the background of the timeline should be consistent and not fade to solid grey color.

    Are “Highlights” select pieces of content that introduce each decade? Or is it an aggregate of all content? I think the tags that filter in content in different ways is ideal so a way to punctuate it would be make the highlights be the former to encourage searching and poking around.

    Icons along the center line should change to reflect the respective tag filters: 4C’s Icons, Number’s for, Chronology, Select Themes for each of the chosen themes.
    You may want to implement background images shown to reflects the tag filters as well.

  4. Kobi Says:

    Portal page
    Fonts perhaps should match the headers – perhaps sans serif, not serif?
    Call to action: More iconography (less text)introducing icon treatments for comments made above.These can be clean lined icons or perhaps icons that feel handwritten?
    i.e. Next to “Explore the Centennial Timeline” in the red box it should be an icon that calls viewers to click. Ideas: “Click” “Play” “Explore”
    Since the site is dynamic, maybe the icon calling viewers to click it, pulses?

    The main page favors the portal page so much it almost feels like nothing happened when you go from one page to the next. It’s also copy heavy. Can we streamline with icons with fewer words?

  5. Kobi Says:

    HEADER: As users hover over the tabs can we highlight with contrasting color?

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