Inspired for Change Contest - Celebrating Black History

At INDY elementary, we strive to ensure that the stories, voices, and experiences of Black and African American people are centered, honored, and uplifted in our school curricula every day. We also acknowledge the importance, relevance and origins of Black History Month and it's purpose of ensuring that we are all aware of the continued struggle for freedom and equal opportunity. We use this month as a time to celebrate the many achievements of African Americans in every field from science and the arts to politics and religion.

In your child's classroom, they'll be doing a number of activities this month to do just this, and we'll also be holding a full-school activity:

THE INSPIRED FOR CHANGE COMPETITION

This school-wide essay and artwork contest will allow students to use the information they learn in their classes and through our daily announcements to highlight someone who inspires them for change. Students will have the entire month of February to work on their projects and have the opportunity to win prizes. See the linked website for more details, including the judging criteria, prize specifics, the due date, and how to submit an entry.

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Inspired for Change Contest - Celebrating Black History

At INDY elementary, we strive to ensure that the stories, voices, and experiences of Black and African American people are centered, honored, and uplifted in our school curricula every day. We also acknowledge the importance, relevance and origins of Black History Month and it's purpose of ensuring that we are all aware of the continued struggle for freedom and equal opportunity. We use this month as a time to celebrate the many achievements of African Americans in every field from science and the arts to politics and religion. In your child's classroom, they'll be doing a number of activities this month to do just this, and we'll also be holding a full-school activity: THE INSPIRED FOR CHANGE COMPETITION This school-wide essay and artwork contest will allow students to use the information they learn in their classes and through our daily announcements to highlight someone who inspires them for change. Students will have the entire month of February to work on their projects and have the opportunity to win prizes. See the linked website for more details, including the judging criteria, prize specifics, the due date, and how to submit an entry.
School Smarts

CVUSD invites you to join our Virtual School Smarts Parent Engagement Program!

School Smarts is a free parent education and engagement program that brings our elementary school parents together with the common goal of supporting and helping their children succeed in school. Participate in authentic family engagement through meaningful discussion about how to best support your child’s educational journey. Attend the Parent Informational Night/ Q & A January 24, 2022, 6 PM to 7 PM
MLK Day

This Monday, January 17th, Please join us! Supporting Our Community through Continuing Dr. King’s Work

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) will be hosting a celebration of Dr. King from 10:00 am to 11:30 am on January 17th, 2022. The theme for this year’s celebration will be Supporting Our Community through Continuing Dr. King’s Work. As a part of this celebration, we will have student speakers, a short video and a community discussion to follow. Here is a link to our flyer announcing this special event. Please feel free to share this information with others that might be interested in joining.

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