K-12 October E-Newsletter

SCHOOL NEWS & UPDATES

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Last year our Governance Council adopted a resolution to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day each year on the 2nd Monday in October. On Monday, October 11 our High School is hosting activities to honor and recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day. The schedule is still being finalized but will include Pomo hand games, drumming, basket weaving and more. We will share the final schedule with all families and students via email - keep an eye out!

Our K-8 students will have the day off school but ALL families are invited to participate in the High School activities on October 11. We will be hosting a special all-school meeting at the K-8 site on Wednesday, October 6 to highlight Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Ms. Bernardo, our High School English teacher, put together the following list of Young Adult Books & Poetry Collections by Indigenous Authors (she purchased individual copies for checking out at the High School):
  • Apple in the Middle, Dawn Quigley
  • The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline
  • Hearts Unbroken, Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • Rain is Not My Indian Name, Cynthia Leitich Smith
  • When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, Edited by Joy Harjo
  • #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Edited by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale
  • Give me Some Truth, Eric Gansworth


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