This is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives, our community and our student’s education. For 21 days during Black History Month, Palo Alto students, parents, staff and the community at large are encouraged to do one action each day beginning on February 1. The #PAEquityChallenge will provide online daily activities (brief readings, videos, etc.) that can be done in 15 minutes or less. Each daily topic will provide an opportunity to deepen our connections and further our understanding of power, privilege, oppression, and equity AND BELONGING. Please sign up and encourage others to do so as well!
The Palo Alto PTA Council honored five outstanding people and one group this year for their amazing service to the Palo Alto community.
The honorees are:
Stacey Ashlund for her work on inclusion
Ana Reyes for advocacy for the HPV vaccine
David Shen and Susan Usman – Led the Measure Z campaign that passed a $460 million dollar bond to upgrade and enhance our schools
Alva Spence for her work on student nutrition and health
Gunn Culture Connection Club for their volunteer translation services
In addition, incredible volunteers were honored by Palo Alto’s 17 PTAs. Congratulations to these wonderful people whose countless hours of service are greatly appreciated. Click here to learn more.
The PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today’s PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.
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