Easley Weekly Update

Everything you need to know for the coming week.

February 2, 2020

A Note from the principal

Black Lives Matter at School Week

Historically the month of February is Black History month. Last school year Durham Public School Board approved a resolution recognizing Black Lives Matter (BLM) at school. Schools across DPS will be participating in the movement. You can view the DPS resolution in the link below. Anytime we discuss big ideas with little people, we consider age appropriate language and conversation and this will be no different. I have included a document highlighting the language we will be using with students as we discuss and review the Principles of the Movement for Black Lives. (Please see link below.)

What you can expect at Easley is for our students to engage in classroom conversations around recognizing and celebrating diversity, valuing and recognizing that everyone has the right to be safe and happy and to express their opinion, and everyone has the right to be treated fairly. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's classroom teacher or school administration.


Talking to Young Children about the Guiding Principles of the Movement for Black Lives

Family BINGO Night

Join us this Thursday, February 6th from 6-7:30 PM for a fun night of bingo, pizza, and prizes! Participants will each get 2 bingo cards to play. There is no cost to participate in this event. We will have pizza, drinks and assorted snacks until we run out. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

This year we will be using Bingo Night as an opportunity to help our fellow Durham families who have been displaced from their homes in McDougald Terrace. We will be collecting donations of the following items to be delivered to the Parktown Food Hub for distribution to the displaced families. If you are able, please think about donating. Here are some of the items that are still greatly needed:

Snacks (Chips, Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks, etc)
Bottled Water
Ramen Noodles/Cup Noodles
Microwavable Meals (Mac-n-cheese, Chef Boyardee)
Instant Oatmeal
Juice Boxes
Peanut Butter
Hand Sanitizer
Paper Goods (plates, bowls, cups, forks, spoons)
Quart Size Ziploc Bags
Pampers & Pull Ups
Baby Wipes

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Wondering what your kiddos are doing in Specials? Follow our Easley Specialists on Twitter! You can see their Twitter Handle in the email version of this message as well as on the homepage of the Easley Website.




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monday, February 3

Tuesday, February 4

  • Second Grade field trip to Carolina Theater

Wednesday, February 5

Thursday, February 6

PTA Family Bingo Night - 6:00-7:30 PM - Pizza, veggies, drinks, and cookies will be provided!

Friday, February 7

Mark your calendars

February 17 PTA Meeting at 6:30 PM

February 17 SIT Meeting at 5:30 PM

February 17-28 APEX Remix Fundraiser - more info will follow as we get closer to the kickoff

February 27 - Actual APEX Remix Event - Kind & 3rd @ 8:00 am, 1st & 4th @ 9:00 am

2nd & 5th @ 10:00 am