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PRCS celebrates Lunar New Year
새해 복 많이 받으세요 from Lawrence Middle School
새해 복 많이 받으세요 means Happy Lunar New Year in Korean!
To celebrate the 2022 Lunar New Year at Lawrence, students spend the entire week experiencing various cultural activities. They had opportunities to taste small packaged Korean traditional snacks, play traditional game 윷놀이(Yutnori), and make traditional clothing 한복(Hanbok) and accessories 노리개(Norigae) with origami. On the day of the Lunar New Year, students learned how to 새배(Saebae), a deep traditional bow to elders to wish happy new year. Students were asked to share this with their family members and have a picture taken to include in a handmade card. Parents/guardians who'd received the bow were asked to write a word of blessing for their child. Lawrence students continued their celebration from school with their loved ones at home.
2-2-22 (tutu-tutu) literally!
100the Day Celebrations!!
Porter Ranch Community School
Happy 100th day to all our students, staff and faculty at all of our schools!
Nobel Middle School
Introducing our newest team member
Echoice Late Applications OPEN NOW!
An the award goes to... Lawrence Middle School
CSUN partners with Nobel Middle School
Associate Professor at CSUN and will include lunch for all participating students and goodie bags. This 6 week program is an amazing program to support our African-American students at Nobel Middle School.
Click on the article link in CSUN Today, Cal State University, Northridge Newsletter about this wonderful partnership.
“…The most valuable framework for understanding the poor mental health outcomes and mental health inequities in this country is one of social injustice.” (‘Dismantle Social Injustice’, By Ruth S. Shim, Sarah Y. Vinson March 29, 2021 Scientific American)
One of the hottest current political topics is whether or not we should be teaching about social justice issues in our schools, and in particular, to young children. What benefit is there, and how do we know that they’re not too young?
Watch any playground game and we can see that young children are keenly interested in fairness, rules, and ensuring equitable treatment for all. While we shouldn’t bombard them with lessons that require a higher level of thinking, it is never too early to have open conversations with children about history, how we treat others, creating equitable systems, and ensuring that everyone has what they need to succeed.
“Recently, several prominent national education organizations—including the NEA, AERA, AFT, and NCTE—have called for addressing equity in schools and society, specifically recommending that we highlight systemic patterns of racism and educational equity that impact students, and that educators and school leaders need training and support to do that.” (Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice, By Jinnie Spiegler)
Bringing awareness to difference, equity, and social justice as a norm, rather than a radical idea, will positively affect the mental (and physical!) health of ALL students, sending an early message that they are seen, heard, and that they are important.
For additional support, contact Jill Thomas in our Mental Health Services Dept., at email@example.com.
TESTING TO RELEASE FROM ISOLATION to return to school
Vaccine and Boosters at local schools
Students and staff of LAUSD can get free vaccinations and booster at local sites.
Please see a bi-weekly comprehensive list here: https://bit.ly/LDNWVaxSchedule.
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