La Voz de las Semillas

Manzanita SEED families November 2020

November 3rd is election day! Cast your ballot and VOTE!!!

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Congratulations to our October students of the month! October focal value collaboration!

I can collaborate with others by helping, taking turns and using I statements.
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Complete the SEED family survey

SEED families, click the button-give us your inputs to inform our planning.

November is National Native American Heritage Month aka American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Daily we are on Indigenous land. In acknowledgement of the Indigenous Lands on which we live, have lived, will live and have visited, check out the free app Whose Land to identify which Indigenous territories you have traversed.' Linked here is a short article on the Whose Land app.


Consider supporting the Sogorea Te' Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that cultivates rematriation: the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Or Indian People Organizing for Change or Black Earth Farms.

Visit Native-Land.ca to learn about the Indigenous people where you live and how you can support and center their wisdom and knowledge.


Native/Indigenous Resources and Readings

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Antiracist Educators chat with the principal

Our November principal chat will be Tuesday November 10th, 2020 at 4:00pm

There will not be a December meeting.

Our family coordinator Misty Waters will send out a meeting reminder the week of the meeting. Bring a SEED parent friend and join our conversation!

This link will be used for the meeting-https://ousd.zoom.us/j/82574860401

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MANZANITA CAMPUS IS OPEN FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION ON M/TH 8am-1pm

The Manzanita campus is hosting food distribution each Monday and Thursday from

8am-12:00pm. Enter campus using the E. 26th Street entrance, you can enter by car to reduce contact and encourage social distancing.

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Photo Credit-Maestra Rivas

SEED family committees-Meeting dates and times

SSC-school site council-normally 2nd Wednesday of the month, due to Veterans day holiday the meeting will be held on November 18th at 4:00pm parent lead Frankie Ramos


Black Family Engagement (BFE)- 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:00pm

parent lead Pecolia Manigo


Los Amigos de Manzanita SEED Fundraising Committee- 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm parent lead Rebecca Anderson


PTU-parent teacher union- meeting 2nd Thursday of the month (meeting times alternate) parent- leads Maria Zavaleta, Myeisha Jones and Karen Choury.


Contact Misty Waters, family coordinator with questions misty.waters@ousd.org

Happy Fall

Diane G. Lang, Principal

Manzanita SEED Elementary School

https://www.ousd.org/manzanitaseed