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Oct 26, 2021 PTA Newsletter: First DEI Newsletter and Upcoming Events

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Dear Families,

A few reminders:

  • Tomorrow, Wednesday 10/27 is an 11:40 early release day!
  • Tonight (10/26), 7pm is our Elementary town-wide virtual author visit with Art Coulson (join here and if needed the Meeting ID is 810 8364 0000 and the Passcode is 419046)
  • Spirit Wear sales will close Wednesday night - order now!
  • We are 28% of the way to our Annual Appeal goal thanks to all the families that have already donated!  Please remember that many companies will match your nonprofit donations to places like the Burbank PTA.  If you need additional documents from us to support that matching gift, just let us know.  If you haven't donated yet and can, please consider a gift today.

Welcome to the PTA DEI Committee!

We are excited to have formed our first Burbank PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.  From their first meeting, it was clear that there is community interest in family engagement on DEI and creating opportunities to celebrate and honor the beautifully diverse community that Burbank is. To kick this off we have created our first monthly DEI flyer that will go home with your students this week and is attached here.

But now, we need your help!  What do you want to share or celebrate?  What can the PTA do to support improvement in DEI areas?  Your input is needed. Our goal is that this Committee will grow to represent all aspects of diversity and will increase the PTA's support of our community in many ways that our families will help identify and define.  Please email BurbankDEI@gmail.com to join the Committee, ask questions, or contribute ideas.  

"It is time for parents to teach young children early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."  Maya Angelou

We thank you all for your engagement with the PTA in support of our school community!

Heather Rubeski & Andrea Fisichella

Burbank PTA Co-Presidents

Questions?  Email us at maryleeburbankpta@gmail.com

Attachments

  1. ArtCoulsonVirtualAuthorVisit.pdf 10/25/2021 1:51:27 PM
  2. DEIBurbank_October.pdf 10/26/2021 6:05:21 PM