The first two weeks of April bring a variety of activities and events of interest to NMC residents:

Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM, College Gardens Elementary School (Media Room): Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5 Boundary Advisory Committee Public Meeting/Feedback

A new public elementary school is being constructed at 332 West Edmondson Drive and is scheduled to open in September 2018.  The four options currently being considered move New Mark Commons to this new school.

If you are interested in learning more about it or voicing your opinion there is a series of public meetings at College Gardens Elementary School. Note that the April 5 meeting might be the last chance to voice concerns about the options or lobby for change before the committee work ends.  Residents are urged to attend to make their voices heard.  A very active thread on Nextdoor NMC contains resident opinions and concerns and an informal poll about preferences for the options presented.
NMC resident Mike Kohut, a member of the Boundary Committee, will brief the Board on the matter during the Community Forum at the April 6 Board meeting.

All information about the process:

Current options:

Schedule of Public meetings:

Thursday, April 6, at 7:30 PM is the first regular monthly Board of Directors meeting of the 2017-2018 Board. The full agenda and support materials will be posted in the Resident Area of the NMC website. Of particular interest will be the Board’s discussion of a revised 2017 budget The Community Forum is scheduled from 7:30-8 PM; preference will be given to those who provide advance notice. To provide advance notice, email

As noted in the March newsletter (available in the Resident Area of the website), City Leaf Collection in New Mark Commons will take place on April 13 and 14. For details, consult the March newsletter,, and for additional tips.

April NMC committee special activities and monthly meetings appear on the NMC Calendar at