Equity Committee

Mission Statement

The Deer Park Elementary School Equity Committee is dedicated to supporting and serving our community of students, staff, and families to be a safe, inclusive, trusting, positive, and equitable environment that embraces our diversity.  Our goal is to empower students to be their authentic selves through communication, collaboration, and the celebration of their unique backgrounds and experiences. We value building relationships, multiple perspectives, and ongoing learning in order to grow stronger as a community.

Who We Are

Deer Park Elementary school Equity Committee is made up of staff and parents that are committed to culturally responsive practices that will benefit and empower our diverse student population. 

 

Initiatives for the 2021-2022 School Year

Opportunities for students and families to connect with the school throughout the year

  • Assemblies
  • Special Olympics
  • Picnics
  • Military Care Package Assembly Party/Drive 
  • Family Celebration Night 

Building Relationships and Establishing Open Communication

  • Parent/Teacher Courageous Conversations
  • Guest Speakers for Parents/Staff
  • Staff/Community Survey
  • Empathy Interviews

Monthly Holiday/Cultural/Heritage Celebrations with intentional integration into curriculum

  • Student Symposium
  • Student Equity Committee focused on students sharing their stories and helping with the spread of kindness and inclusivity in classrooms.

 

Resources for Teachers, Students, and Families

Amazeworks.org

ADL

Learning for Justice

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