Virtual Red Folder
February 5, 2021
Learning that the website/resource Teaching Tolerance is changing its name to Learning for Justice reminds us that even progressive organizations need to learn and grow. PMFS has long embraced the values of both tolerance and justice. Our teachers draw it into the curriculum, differently, appropriately, for different ages; we see it when our 1-2 pod uses self-portraits as a starting point for discussions on identity, when the 3-4 pod discusses the abolitionist Quakers who didn’t allow Blacks to sit in their Meetinghouse, or when our 5-6 pod wrestles with how government could make reparations for actions like the Tuskegee Experiment.
And still, it is our job as educators to continue growing, evident at PMFS this month. Many of our staff are learning from Ant-Racism Daily’s 28 Days of Black History. We looking forward to the opportunity to interact with Jen Cort at our upcoming 2/12 Professional Development Day, where she will lead the faculty in work on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. This faculty work coincides with similar work the PMFS School Committee is undertaking with Dr. Rodney Glasgow. And your children will be part of a growing school as a result.
Fun in the Snow!
Our students took advantage of the winter weather to have some snowy fun at recess. We love seeing our kids spending time outdoors!
Wednesday, February 10
PTO Meeting — class parents will email Zoom link, 8:00-9:00 pm
Thursday, February 11
Meeting for Worship, 9:00-9:30 am
Friday, February 12
Faculty In-Service Day — School Closed
Monday, February 15
Presidents’ Day — School Closed
Re-enrollment Contracts Due