Diversity Committee Minutes – 5/31/2016

Hello everyone,

Happy first day of June!

Last night, we held our last DC meeting of the year, where our incoming co-chairs, Crystal Perry and Martha Hornthal, introduced themselves.
Bradley updated us on several items, including:
A new diversity-related survey, which will be finalized and sent out to the EVCS community next week.
A new pilot admissions program for District 1. A few people volunteered to form a subcommittee to plan how best to engage our community in this pilot and to gather educational resources and material.
DreamYard, which has held 2 (out of 6) sessions with the 3rd and 4th grades thus far with very favorable feedback (at least from my own son Ismael, who has been loving it!).
Camille gave an update on afterschool, wth a reminder to take the survey currently up, and a preview of what to expect in the fall.
Finally, after discussion with current and incoming co-chairs, I think I will probably be shutting this listserv down at the end of June. Most of our announcements and info can be disseminated through the website, the PA listserv or other EVCS communications–which would also ensure that we’re reaching the entire EVCS community anyway.
Anyway, thanks to all of you for an amazing two years!
All the best,
Marcella