Becker Elementary PTA - January 2021
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1/14 6pm Equity Collective Meeting
1/18 School Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/21 5:30pm PTA Meeting; Program: Talking to Young People about Race, Part 2
No school, no march, no Mrs. Lopez handing out pancakes this MLK day 1/18/21. In past years, Becker has hosted a free pancake breakfast, handed out t-shirts, and taken three buses full of parents, students, and school staff to participate in the MLK Day Community March from the Capitol to Huston-Tillotson University.
We are so sad we won't be able to come together this year to celebrate MLK's values of social justice and anti-racism. In place of the march, this year there will be a MLK Livestream and In-Car Rally starting at 10:30am. So make some pancakes at home, watch the livestream, send warm thoughts to our Becker community, and think about how even in these remote learning times we can keep working together toward racial equity. El sueño comienza conmigo.
- Many Becker parents and staff contributed to the Travis Vertical Team Equity Conference on Jan. 5th. Becker PTA facilitated a workshop on "Family & School Connection during COVID; a Conversation About What's Working and What's Needed."
- We named our Becker Mascot through a vote at the December PTA Meeting and the name is.... Viva! Viva will be making another Becker visit this spring, so start practicing chanting their name!
- The Becker Equity Collective is meeting on Zoom Jan. 14th at 6pm. We plan to talk about efforts to support students, educators, and families in this ongoing pandemic. We invite all to join and will hold space for other topics and concerns. Join Zoom Meeting https://utexas.zoom.us/j/97074815445 Meeting ID: 970 7481 5445
Keep Swimming Bobcats,
Becker PTA Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 21st, 5:30pm
This is an online event.
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"It's about policy not politics."
I love those quotes from the Austin Council of PTAs. They have some great resources for school advocacy that can be found here austincouncilpta.org that give you background on issues like "School Funding" and "Accountability (STAAR)" and how to take action.
Did you know in Texas we spend yearly $22,000 per inmate and $8,500 per student?
CLICK HERE to sign a petition asking members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Panel to prioritize educators and school employees to receive the vaccine. Educators are front-line workers and they deserve the protections of front-line workers.
Once you click the link, be sure to select Herman Becker Elementary (it is alphabetical so go to H for Herman)