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Hello Washington Families & Friends,
Welcome to Black History Month! The AAPAC (African American Parent Advisory Council), the PTA, the faculty and staff of Washington Elementary are excited to invite all students, teachers, families and friends to be part of our virtual Black History Month Celebration!

Join in the celebration and submit your videos that celebrates the love and respect for our Black History and culture by Friday, February 12th and then watch our celebration on Friday, February 26th. Check with your student’s teacher for class presentations and you can also submit your own video – songs, dances, spoken word, poetry, cooking, story sharing and more. See flyer (in English or Spanish) for details!

The AAPAC, in collaboration with the school, has also coordinated a full month of events: 

1) Classroom Curriculum – each week student’s will learn during class about different topics such as Black Minds Through Time (Black scientists, inventors, and thinkers); Black and Latino (Afro-Latino heroes and sheroes); The Harlem Renaissance (Artists, Poets, Writers, and Actors who defined an era, 1911-1933); Al Andaluz (The Moors in Spain).

2) After School Programs – in collaboration with the After School Program, each Thursday between 3-4pm, all students are invited to participate in Black History themed events such as game day/trivia, cooking and art. 

Also, check out what’s planned at the WCCUSD’s Office of African American Student Achievement, led by Will McGee and his team. There is a month of activities, including a kickoff today and a closing event at the end of February.