Truedell Public School
Do Not Enter the Parking Lot at Bus Time
Parents and children are also reminded not to cross through the parking lot. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe!
February is Black History Month
What might you say if your child asks: "Why do people say Black Lives Matter? I thought everybody's life mattered."
You might respond by saying: "Imagine I take you and your friend to the playground, and they fall off the monkey bars and scrape their knee. They're crying and bleeding. I come over, give them a bandaid and a hug and try to help them feel better, right? That doesn't mean I don't care about you. It means that they need me right now. Well, Black people in America and Canada have been in pain for over 400 years because of racism and white supremacy. When we say Black Lives Matter, we acknowledge that pain. It doesn't mean that other lives don't matter; it means that Black people need us right now. And we need to stand in solidarity with them.".
Resource Recommendations for Parents
Learning for Justice | Education Resources
Learning for Justice provides free resources to educators-teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners-who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.
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A Statement from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation On the Increase of Anti-Asian Violence Across North America The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is deeply concerned with the increasing levels of violence perpetrated against Canada's Asian population since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Center for Racial Justice in Education
At Center for Racial Justice in Education, we believe that the histories, stories, and voices of Black people should be centered, honored, and uplifted in school curricula every day. We also acknowledge the importance, relevance and origins of Black History Month. In 1926, Carter D.