Message from the Superintendent
Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,
Today marks the National School Day of Non-Violence and Peace. As stated in last week’s newsletter, the entire school district is joining the City of Newark in reciting the peace pledge at 10am today.
“On this National School Day of Non-Violence and Peace, we pledge to work towards a more peaceful world for all. We pledge to promote non-violence, respect for human rights, and understanding of different cultures and perspectives. We will combat hate, discrimination, and violence. We pledge to be active citizens in our City of Newark, and to use our voices and actions to promote peace and create a more just and equitable society. I also pledge to address the underlying issues that contribute to gun violence, such as poverty, racism, and a lack of access to mental health resources. We pledge to stand with survivors of gun violence and to honor the memory of those who have been lost. Together, we can create a future of peace and harmony for all people.”
Upload artifacts using the LINK provided. We ask that all submissions be uploaded on or before February 1, 2023.
Let’s celebrate Black History by recognizing, honoring, and celebrating Black voices and Black stories. The Office of Teaching and Learning invites you to the Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 3:15pm – 5:15pm. Please see the attached flyer for more information: Black History Month Flyer.