Principal's Greeting

May 9, 2022

 

Dear Families,

 

This is Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  There are a number of Asian Pacific Americans our children can learn about and be proud of for their contributions:

  • Vice President Kamal Harris

  • I. M. Pei - architect

  • Nathan Chen – 2022 Olympic figure skating champion

  • Maya Lin – architect who designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial

  • Yo-Yo Ma – cellist

  • Vera Wang – dress designer

  • George Takei – actor on Star Trek & Civil Rights activist

  • Awkwafina – actress, comedian

  • Naomi Osaka – tennis player

 

We have heard from some of those mentioned above share stories about how they strived to achieve their goals and the influence their cultural background and heritage had upon their lives.  They have also used their voices to unite our communities against racism and violence against Asians.  It is important that we continue to educate our children about their own family roots, to appreciate their ethnic customs and traditions and to stand up against hate of any kind.

 

The following are links that you may want to preview and then share and talk about with your children to celebrate AAPI Heritage month:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JYWKwdHa68

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzpDw4meKFY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZJziL33Nzw

https://www.mocanyc.org/calendar/

https://www.pbs.org/specials/asian-pacific-american-heritage-month/

https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

https://www.aafederation.org/ 

 

 

Alice Hom

Principal