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Carolyn Diers Kaneda

2017-2018 Chair

Inclusion & Diversity Committee

San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs

Diversity@SRVcouncilPTA.org

Inclusion@SRVcouncilPTA.org

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Inclusion & Diversity

Goals of the SRVCPTA Inclusion & Diversity Committee

  • Help create a welcoming school environment by promoting commonalities, accepting differences, and encouraging empathy.

  • Share, evaluate and implement best practices in the areas of inclusion and diversity throughout our council.

  • Promote welcoming activities to encourage family engagement and PTA membership.

  • Collaborate with and support on campus student organizations to promote connectedness among students.

  • Support district initiatives regarding culturally & linguistically responsive teaching.

Job Description of the SRVCPTA Inclusion & Diversity Committee Chairs

  • Attend monthly SRVCPTA IDC Chairs meetings
  • Encourage sharing of ideas and IDC programs held at units council-wide
  • Encourage parent involvement from the all groups in the school community
  • Help coordinate the school site’s observance of Words Matter Week
  • Take action on tasks suggested by the committee
  • Lead the planning of school-wide activities in support of the committee’s purpose and guiding principles.  Examples might include:
    • ‚ÄčCultural awareness event(s) that invite parents, students and staff to share their traditions with each other through traditional food, dance, artifacts, crafts and games
    • A PTA welcome or buddy committee for families new to the school

SRVUSD Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning (CLR) is the practice of validating and affirming the home cultures and home languages of all of our students for the purposes of building upon those cultures to bridge students to success in the culture of academia and mainstream society. SRVUSD believes that all administrators, teachers, and staff need to meet the students where they are to help get them to where they need to be.

 

Please visit their website for more information and district contacts: http://www.srvusd.net/CLR

 

2017-2018 Meeting Dates

IDC meetings will be held on the dates below from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Professional Development Center at Los Cerros Middle School in Danville. Feel free to arrive at 6:30 pm or stay until 9:00 pm to socialize!

 

8/28/17

9/18/17

10/16/17

10/25/17

11/13/17

12/18/17

1/22/18

2/26/17

3/19/18

4/16/18

5/21/18

 

Meeting agendas & notes with hyperlinks to resources and more can be found here.

CALENDAR OBSERVANCES

1) Sourced from ADL with kid-friendly links provided by Nicole Miller, parent at Rancho Romero Elementary School, CLICK HERE to see the list of calendar observances for this month. You can cut and paste and add to your school's PTA Newsletter or PTA Website. 

 

2) Check out the full list of observances from the Anti-Defamation League here

 

2) SRVUSD Board Resolutions 2017-18 are here

DIVERSE BOOKS RESOURCES

Sourced from Rancho Romero Elementary School's Library Committee Research in 2016-17, CLICK HERE for links to many resources and lists of diverse books. Use these lists to help your school enhance school & classroom libraries. The lists are mostly for elementary school books, but the links may take you to websites where middle and high school level books are included.