BLACK LIVES MATTER WEEK
Next week (February 6th-10th), is Black Lives Matter at School Week! In honor of celebrating Black Lives at the Cottonwood School we invite families to create signs for our fenceline! We are excited to bring back our Black Lives Matter fenceline to celebrate with and educate our whole community! Bring homemade signs in all week and we will try to weatherize them if possible and get them onto our fence! If signs are on 8 1/2x11 paper we can laminate, otherwise consider how to create signs that can withstand the rain. If you want to create a sign, but don't have access to materials, check at the office - we can help.
With all that is happening, this is a time to show our Black students and neighbors that they matter and that they are loved. Black Lives Matter at School's mission is to spark a movement of critical reflection, honest discussion, and impactful action in school communities in order to raise awareness of racial justice issues among people of all ages. For more resources on BLM week at school, please visit here.
Don't Forget: Hoodies Up
This Sunday, February 5th would have been Trayvon Martin's 28th birthday. More information of who Trayvon Martin was can be found here. In honor of his short 17 years of life, folks around the country will be participating in the Hoodies Up Movement.
If your student would like to wear a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin on Monday to celebrate his life, we welcome them to. We know some of our students and staff will be participating in the Hoodies Up Movement and would like to give the option for all students to participate (completely optional).
Here is a resource for talking to your student about racialized violence.