Full-Year Distance Learning (FYDL)

Special Edition!

2021 Black History Celebration!

You’re Invited to Celebrate Black History with Your PAUSD Elementary Friends and PTAs!

Join the Full Year Distance Learning as we team up with the other PAUSD Elementary PTAs to celebrate Black History! There are three ways for you to join in the learning and fun as we honor and explore ways that Black leaders have improved our lives and made the world a better place.
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Black History Celebration Newsletters

Each newsletter highlights at least five Black Leaders, two Black History moments, and four Black History learning opportunities for our elementary PTA students and families. During our 2/26 Family Fun Night, some of the concepts our Bingo and Kahoot games will cover will be based on our Newsletter content.

Newsletter 1: https://conta.cc/3bfL4sm

Newsletter 2: https://conta.cc/3ucW5TG

Newsletter 3: https://conta.cc/3aIF7F0

Black History Celebration Bedtime Story Night on Wednesday, 2/24 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to host children’s author Patrice McLaurin for a district-wide elementary

school-focused virtual author evening visit. Patrice will read from her wonderful picture book

“Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?” At the end of the presentation, there will be a 12-book giveaway with a signed book going to a student participant from each of the 12 PAUSD elementary schools. Books can be purchased before or after the event for a special PAUSD discount as well. Patrice McLaurin’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 24th, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm for all elementary school students in PAUSD.

Event Details: https://www.smore.com/z7w82

Zoom link for this event: https://pausd.zoom.us/j/91455422038

Black History Celebration Family Fun Night on Friday, 2/26 at 6:30pm

Join us for a high-energy, district-wide, professionally led celebratory online event where our elementary students will keep the learning and fun going beyond the Black History

Celebration Newsletters and Bedtime Story Night with Black History-focused Bingo, Kahoot, and more with prizes!

Check out this welcome video from our Event Emcee DJ Will Gill (NFL Super Bowl, The Voice, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and recently ranked as the best virtual DJ by the Wall Street Journal) and make song requests here.

All PAUSD Elementary School families are welcome to join us on Friday, February 26th, from 6:30 - 7:30pm. You don’t want to miss this!

Want to participate in Bingo during our Family Fun Night? Please pick up a Bingo Card (one card per student please) on the bench on the front porch of 3138 Flowers Lane in Palo Alto after 10AM on Wed, 2/24.

Zoom link for this event: https://zoom.us/j/98794822028?pwd=N0ZndkRxUUpQT24wWWVHZklpelVTZz09

Meeting ID: 987 9482 2028

Passcode: BHC2021

Prep Rally Video - PAUSD Elementary PTAs Black History Celebration Family Fun Night

Sign Up for Ruby Bridges Walk 'n' Roll Month

More than 60 years ago, Ruby Bridges' mother courageously supported her six year old

daughter in becoming the first Black student to walk to an all-white school. Sign up for Ruby

Bridges Walk 'n' Roll Month and learn about how supporting transportation equity can reduce

those impacts of traffic congestion, transportation-related injury and chronic disease, air

pollution exposure and access to jobs, health care and education that disproportionately affect

people in historically under-represented communities.


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. Please sign up and encourage others to do so as

well! https://tinyurl.com/PAEquityChallenge

Questions, Comments, or Clarifications? Email ptabhc2021@gmail.com.

Nikole Manou

Full-Year Distance Learning Facilitator

Instructional Coach K-5

Distict Office

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