A SCHOOL CULTURE – OF CELEBRATING CULTURE!
May 19, 2022

Dear Harbor Families,

There is buzz in the building this week, as we all are preparing for our first annual Harbor Celebration of Culture! It has been wonderful to see your Family Culture Projects coming in, and the ways that these projects celebrate each students’ identities has been heartwarming - and validating to our school mission and DEI philosophy. Thank you to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for conceiving of and planning this wonderful event, in order to further expand our school culture as a place that truly sees and celebrates diversity, identities, and family cultures!

Tomorrow’s event will be structured in three parts:

  • 9:30-10:15 Student Performances
  • 10:15-10:45 Grades 1-3 students and families (including Harbor siblings) will be invited upstairs to view our international art gallery  in our school hallways as well as to view the family culture projects on display in the classrooms. Simultaneously, Preschool and JK students will remain downstairs to participate in two “rotations” to share in cultural experiences offered by Harbor families!
  • 10:50-11:20 The two groups will switch - with grades 1-3 students and their families coming back down to the Social Hall for cultural activities, while Preschool and JK students and their families will head upstairs to tour the school building.

Please feel free to park in the front parking lot following arrival and come in through the main entrance to wait in the Social Hall for the performers to begin at 9:30. We hope to see you there!  For family members who aren’t able to attend in person, we are also happy to offer this Zoom link (password: Harbor).

Tomorrow’s  event will be masked, including the performers, given the rise in cases in the larger community and the fact that we are mixing with our younger unvaccinated students. (For more information on our protocols and current case numbers, please take a moment to scroll down to the “Spotlight COVID-19 Protocols” section of the newsletter. Spoiler alert - our in-school cases remain very low compared to the wider community due to our conservative protocols. In fact, results from yesterday’s testing were all negative!

We can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Warmly,

Leah Musico
Head of School

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