The BUZZ ...


May 21, 2017

Dear Earth School Families,­

Congratulations to Emmy, Thuan and, our talented student performers for a terrific Annual Open Mic at Night!

The staff just completed a yearlong examination of race and racial equity in the school context. We are excited to share this work and look forward to bringing these ideas to the larger school community. Working with the organization Border Crossers, we explored the 3 “I”s  of racism: interpersonal, internalized, and institutional. We considered our own racial identities and how to talk to children about race. We spent the last two sessions exploring some of the ways that White cultural norms are ingrained in our school structures and practices in order to become more inclusive of other cultures and ways of being. While we covered a lot of ground during these professional development sessions, this work is ongoing and we plan to continue to build on what we started this year.

Love,

Abbe

This Week

5/22, 9:00 a.m. First/Second Grade Music Performance, Third Street Music School Program, Auditorium

5/23, 8:40 a.m. (Library) and 5:45 p.m. (Room 126) Parents Association Meeting

Through June 15. The Read-a-thon has begun! Please check your child's backpack for their special Read-a-thon Intergalactic Passport where they can log their books and sponsors. Parents can help by asking friends and family to sponsor their child. ​Additional information and all materials are on the Earth School website. Just click the Read-a-thon button! All funds collected support enrichment programs at the Earth School!

May 22-June 2: 
The Earth School Book Exchange (ESBX) will begin next week! Bring a book (or three) and take a book ... or ten! Clean off your shelves and donate books for our free swap in the ES lobby. It's a great way to get our kids reading!

5/23 - 5/25. Hands-On 4th Grade Science Test



Looking Ahead

6/2. School Picnic

6/5. Fourth Grade Written Science Test

6/5 - 6/9. Family Conference week

6/7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Evening Conferences

6/8. Chancellor's PD Day. No school for children

6/12. DOE Clerical Day. No school for children

6/15. Last SLT Meeting

6/22. Graduation

6/26. Eid al-Fitr. No school

6/28. Last day. Dismissal 11:5 5 a.m.



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