Join Us - Be Heard - Get Engaged - Stay Informed!
Join other McDonald Int'l familes at our final all-school Parent Meeting (sponsored by the PTA) of the 2014-15 school year.
Cultures Connecting will engage parents in effective and meaningful ways to talk with our children about race. Teaching children values and understanding of complex social ideas is not a one-time lesson or a single conversation – rather it’s a lifelong journey we take with our children. Contrary to popular belief that children don't notice skin color, recent research has shown that children have very complex understandings of differences and stereotypes. They also judge their peers based on assumptions adults might like to believe they are unaware of. Because of this, it is important to give children anti-bias messages, through actions and words, to actively counter what they are witnessing in the world. In this workshop, we'll explore what children understand and strategies for engaging them at different ages.
School Updates & PTA Business:
- Hear Principal Golosman's update on the school
- Discuss what the immersion model will look like in the future (hint: it will be changing!)
- Take the opportunity to make your voice heard, ask questions, get answers, socialize!
- Vote on next year's PTA Budget and Executive Board - the current nominees are: President: Shelley Herzog; Vice President: Jane Yeh; Secretary and Membership Chair: James Keithly; Treasurer: Marla Aginian
When:Tuesday, April 28, from 6-7:30pm
Where: McDonald Int'l Cafeteria
You don't have to be a PTA member to attend, Parent Meetings are intended for all McDonald Int'l current families, prospective families, and community members. Everyone is welcome - Be Heard, Stay Informed!
Adults only - click here to sign up for childcare at Kids Co. or make other arrangements for your kids.
Space at Kids Co is limited to 22 kids on a first-come-first-served basis (ages 3 years and older). Optional donation of $8 per child requested; cheese pizza included for the kids. Please turn in your donation via cash or check to the PTA Treasurer (Treasurer mailbox is in the main office), not to Kids Co. McDonald Int'l Parent Meeting dates: September 23, November 18, January 27, April 28