SOS Parkland Spring Fundraiser at Regina’s Farm 4/27/19

NOTE: As of 4/12/19, a few more tickets have been made available for this sold out event.
Please Click “Contact” above and let us know that you are interested and how many tickets you will need.

We have exciting news to announce – SOS Parkland’s next fundraiser will be held at Regina’s Farm this April 27th.  Those of you who have heard of Regina’s Farm know that it is extremely hard to get a reservation and if you tried now, you wouldn’t get in until Spring 2020!  Well, SOS Parkland invites you to a private event to be held at their farm for a special dinner that is one of a kind.  Dinner is served outside in the middle of their farm and is one of the most unique nights out you will ever experience in South Florida.  Regina’s Brazilian heritage and passion for food is evident in every part of this multi-course, all you can eat meal – and don’t pass up the pao de queijo (Cheese Bread)!

The environment is extremely kid friendly so what a great way to spend a Saturday night with your family and other Parkland families enjoying a hard to get reservation at Regina’s.  What’s even better is that Regina’s is a non-profit organization that gives back to the community so all of our event proceeds are going to SOS Parkland and their proceeds will go to other local charities.

Space is extremely limited so we encourage you to book your ticket as soon as possible! Be aware that your reservation is not logged until payment is received so, if the event is almost sold out when you register, we strongly recommend you pay via PayPal.

Please visit Regina’s website at http://www.reginasfarm.com for more information about the location.

April 27, 2019 5:30-9:30
Regina’s Farm
1101 Middle ST, Fort Lauderdale, FL​
reginasfarm.com

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SOS Parkland Meeting – June 11, 2018

SOS Parkland Meeting

June 11, 2018
6:00PM

Watercrest Clubhouse
8790 Watercrest Cir W, Parkland, FL 33076

 

SOS Parkland Founder Meets Senators to Discuss School Safety

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) invited various government officials, experts and the families of those impacted by the Parkland shooting to a forum on gun violence prevention. They’re also discussing the use of technology in school security.

April 2, 2018 Update:

SOS Parkland has been very busy! We have been speaking with and meeting with various providers of school security products and services including SOS button and other security apps, ballistic shelters, school security assessors, locking systems, perimeter security measures, sensors, and various other high-tech school security solutions.

It is important to understand that school security is a very complex issue and what may seem like an obvious answer or quick fix, rarely is. SOS Parkland is taking a very measured approach to working out these solutions as none of us can afford any mistakes when it comes to security. Since we all want this done immediately, or sooner, we think it appropriate to shed some light on the process and estimated timeline that we are working with. It is also important to note that nothing can be done in any of our public schools without the direct and explicit approval of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). BCPS has their own approval and permitting process which must be complied with regardless of who is paying for the improvements.

The Process:
• Acquire approval to use a highly qualified 3rd party, independent K12 security assessor (“SA”).
• SA will complete an assessment of each school.
• SA will make a full report of what is needed to secure the schools and deliver that to BCPS*.
• Once the report is complete, we will work with the District, the schools, and PTAs, PTO, and PTSA to fund the SA’s recommended security improvements.

* Because the report will contain sensitive information about security, protocols, and recommendations, under Department of Homeland Security restrictions, specific details of the report cannot be made public as that would compromise school security.

Regarding the timeline, we expect and hope that the approval to move forward with the assessments will come in the next week. If so, the assessment should be completed within a few weeks after that (before the end of the school year). Some school security measures that can be funded immediately will be. Larger security enhancements will be completed as funding allows. It is also important to note that BCPS, the individual schools, and other organizations will be implementing and funding other security improvements, separate from ones that we may fund and they will have their own timelines.

As of March 20, 2018, the following progress has been made:

  1. We have spoken with multiple security consultants and will present an official request letter to BCPS to grant access to an approved security assessor.
  2. SOS Parkland has filed documents to create SOS Parkland, Inc.
  3. We have met with an attorney and CPA to facilitate an expedited registration of SOS Parkland, Inc. as a 501(C)(3) – (Donations will be retroactively tax deductible from the date of incorporation forward).
  4. We have raised over $4,000 to date (some were made offline).