Greetings and Happy Black History Month AAPAC Members and Supporters,
February, the official month dedicated to honoring the contributions of Black and African Americans, is here and we must CELEBRATE, EDUCATE and PARTICIPATE!
The AAPAC Advisory Team urges you to work with your school sites to ensure that celebrations are being planned and evidence of these celebrations are visible and well executed. Although we celebrate Black History EVERYDAY, it is important that we spend this month educating our families, friends and communities about the richness of our history. We encourage you to join AAPAC, SFUSD and the City of San Francisco in 2017’s Black History Month celebratory gatherings listed below. Please also take sometime to read through the attachments for additional information.
Friday, February 3, 2017 Noon-1:00pm
“The Crisis in Black Education” Black History Month Kickoff
City Hall Rotunda, 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, CA 94102
The African American Historical and Cultural Society will host the 2017 Annual Black History Month Kick-off at City Hall and you, your family and friends are welcome to join. This year’s guest speaker will be Landon Dickey, Special Assistant to the Superintendent for African American Achievement and Leadership. The event will also feature student and community performances. Admission is free and open to the public.
Monday, February 6, 2017
National African American Read In
Schools Throughout San Francisco
Honor Black History Month by taking part in the National African American Read-In. Schools throughout SF will celebrate Black Literacy by hosting Read-Ins. If you are interested in being a guest reader contact your child’s school for more information.
Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm
Black Family Workshop: “What Are We Asking Your Child To Do Differently?”
Leola Havard Auditorium, 1520 Oakdale Avenue SF, CA
Families will leave with a shared understanding of the current status of their school’s academic data and how they can support their child’s academic journey from kindergarten to eighth grade. This free workshop will be presented by Ms. D’Andrea Robinson, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher and Michael Essien, Principal of Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School. Food and Childcare will be provided.
Thursday February 16, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm
AAPAC Monthly Meeting:
Join the African American Parent Advisory Council of SF for our monthly general assembly as we celebrate our History with Black Family Literacy Night. There will be free books, crafts and guest performances. We will also hear a status update on our Bayview and Visitacion Valley area schools. Childcare, Dinner and Prizes will be provided.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm
23rd Annual African American Honor Roll and Candlelight Ceremony
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 111 Gough Street SF, CA
The San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators & The African American Community request the honor of your presence at our Annual Honor Roll Academic Awards Ceremony & Reception. We will honor 3rd-12th grade African American students who have achieved a 3.0 or higher this academic year. Please see the invitation attached. This event is open to all. There is a $10 donation request per guest.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm
CAC for Special Education: Reading Programs and Assisted Technology for Students with IEPs and 504 plans
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 1663 Mission Street SF, CA
The purpose of the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education is to champion effective special education programs and services and advise the Board of Education on priorities in the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA). Dinner and childcare will be provided. To meet with SFUSD Special Education Supervisors arrive at 5:45pm for the coffee chat. Flyer Attached
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:30am-12:30pm
37th Annual Oratorical/Musical/Stomp Contest hosted by the SF Alliance of Black School Educators
Willie L. Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Avenue SF, CA
This year’s theme is “Transforming Our Vision Into A System of Equality, Access and Self-Advancement.” This will be a phenomenal day where we celebrate our students as they showcase their oration, musical and poetry skills. Students interested in applying, please contact Mrs. Emily Wade-Thompson for application details at (415) 401-2555 x1246.
Other Black History Celebrations in SF:
- San Francisco Public Library Celebrates Black History- http://sfpl.org/?pg=1022958101
- Museum of the African Diaspora- http://www.moadsf.org/calendar/
More ways you can share the Collective Brilliance of African American people in your home:
- PBS Black Culture Connection: http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/home/
- PBS Documentary Suggestions: http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/10-black-history-documentaries-to-watch/#.WHgJybYrK8o
- Time for Kids: http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/black-history-month