17 October 2021

Elementary Affinity Groups

Dear Butler Families,

We are thrilled to share that we will be forming affinity groups at each of our elementary schools. Affinity groups are designated “safe spaces,” intended to support and amplify the voices of individuals with a particular identity who have historically been marginalized.  The groups we are piloting this year will be for students who identify as Black or Brown.  Students will have the opportunity to share their experiences, connect with fellow peers who may have similar experiences in school, and build a trusting relationship among each other. These groups will meet for thirty minutes every two weeks during the school day and will be facilitated by a trained member of our staff.  

As we begin the planning process, we would like to know who might be interested in having their child participate.  Once we have an idea of the number of children and their grades at each school, we will create a schedule and reach out to interested families to confirm their participation and launch our program.

Please fill out this form by next Friday, October 22 to let us know if you might be interested in having  your child(ren) participate.

 

Warmly,

 

Danielle-Betancourt

Danielle

Danielle Betancourt, Principal