Following incidents of racist vandalism at the high school and at Pierce in December, a number of Pierce parents solicited resources about racism, prejudice, and inequity in support for their own and their children’s learning. In the spirit of coordinating with other Brookline school communities, they invite you to contribute to their short survey to learn your perspectives on these four questions:
What constructive ways have you found for parents to talk to children about race and racism?
What roles do you think parents can play in cultivating a school community that truly includes everyone?
How do you think parents can help schools promote diversity in all areas of education, from curriculum to school climate, supports, extra-curricular activities, training, speakers, and social events?
How do you think families can work together across racial lines to learn from each other and advocate for deeper equity?
The survey is anonymous, but answers are sorted by school, and there is a space to identify yourself if you would like to be involved in further planning. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out Colin Stokes (email@example.com).
Join Lawrence's New Family Welcome by being a first point of contact to families new to Lawrence. The welcome team is in search of 1 or 2 more members to help with school tours, showing new families around the school and answering any questions they may have. Tours currently occur one Tuesday per month at 8:15 (after drop-off) and one Thursday at 1:40 (before pick-up), so anyone who can commit to two or three of those per semester would be a big help! The welcome team would appreciate any help, but is seeking a middle school parent/caregiver, in particular, to add to the range of experience available to new families. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.