HPC stands in solidarity with and support of the AAPI community. The dramatic increase in violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members has shocked our community but has not shocked us into silence. I stand unequivocally with our AAPI community members and have zero tolerance for hurtful or discriminatory language, harassment, or violence against the AAPI community.
Havens educators have been engaged in anti-racism professional development throughout this school year. They have been bringing their training into the classroom in developmentally-appropriate lessons for their students; over the past couple of weeks, I have heard of wonderful conversations taking place in our classrooms and students generating ideas to support their AAPI classmates and the community as a whole. Additionally, two Havens community members will be holding “A Conversation for Healing” event tomorrow night to normalize the need for the AAPI community to recognize and address their trauma and invite non-Asian allies to stand with them. Additional details were sent out by Dr. Wozniak via Infinite Campus last week. Specifics are as follows:
Thursday March 25th from 7 - 8:30pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 6790570476
Get involved with HPC! I am thrilled to announce that April Gruber and Val Reilly have volunteered to serve as the Havens Parents Club Co-presidents next year and Katie Castles-Shaffer will serve as VP. I have no doubt these three, along with many other the Parents Club Board members, will be strong, dynamic leaders.
Thank you to the individuals who showed up for the HPC Recruitment Information Night last night. If you were unable to make it but are interested in joining the HPC Board next year, please complete this form which includes a listing of the roles we are recruiting for. Questions? Please feel free to reach out to me.