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Puerto Rico Week at TNS


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Spring Dance - Friday, June 1, 5-7pm

We’d love to see you all at our last school event of the year, the Spring Dance. Bring your friends! This is a fun way to celebrate the hard work our children have done all year. There will be raffle prizes, great tunes to dance to, and food.

Spring Dance 2018

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PTA Agenda for Thursday, May 17

  1. Call the meeting to order

  2. PTA Elections- COME VOTE!

  3. Introductions

  4. Approval of Minutes

  5. Dyanthe to give summary of recent events at school

  6. Updates from PTA presidents: writing a letter to oppose placing police with guns in all DOE schools (Felder’s bill, s6798 which passed the Senate and is awaiting a vote in the Assembly)

  7. Updates from Treasurers

  8. Committees Reports

    1. Events: Spring Dance Jam, Friday June 1

    2. Diversity: Rhythm & Rice Festival on Wednesday May 23rd from 4pm-7pm

    3. Class Parents/Parent Liaisons

      1. Are you getting class emails? Are you on the TNS listserve?

    1. Wellness
    1. Garden   

  1. Old Business and New Business

  1. Meeting adjourned 9:30

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Middle School Workshop 5.22.18 @ 8:30

Middle School Workshop

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How to talk to your children about race and racism

Two evening workshops on how to talk to our children about race & racism

Workshop #1: Overview of race and racism:

Participants learn about the social construction of race. The training provides parents, guardians and caregivers with strategies for how to talk about race and racism with their children. Participants learn how children see race, gain skills for approaching age-appropriate conversations with a racial equity lens, and practice strategies to promote positive racial identity development in children.

When: Friday, May 4th from 6-8pm

Where: TNS, Room TBD

How: Child care provided for TNS students; pizza provided for parents &     kids (donations for pizza welcome)

Workshop #2: Affinity Group* Conversations

You MUST do workshop #1 to participate in the second.

We will break up into two “affinity groups.” One group will be parents of color and the other will be white parents. The Border Crossers facilitators will lead deeper discussions of race and racism, responding to the individual questions of each group.

When: Wednesday, May 9th from 6-8pm

Where: TNS, Rooms TBD

How: Babysitting and pizza provided (donations for pizza welcome)

*Why an Affinity Group?

Racial affinity groups give us a safe space to reconstruct our racial identities as positive, aware, and anti-racist. Affinity groups do not take the place of cross-cultural/cross-racial dialogues, but rather serve to enhance and support positive, healthy communication and interactions.

Border Crossers table