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The Ward Respect for Human Differences Committee is a parent-teacher committee focused on fostering tolerance and teaching respect for differences among all members of our school community. Each year, the committee sponsors events and activities so Ward School families can work towards strengthening our core value of respect.
The Respect for Human Differences Committee encourages you and your child(ren) to attend an evening for the “Naomi Singer READ-IN” from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013. The purpose of this gathering is for parents and students to come together to discuss and reflect upon our contribution to making Ward School a respectful community.
The evening will begin with a brief welcome in the café at 6:00. Groups will be posted so participants can proceed to the designated classroom for their particular book discussion. From 5:45 – 6:00, you may join us for a light pizza dinner. If you choose to do so, please pre-order your pizza here:.
In the classrooms, using delightful and poignant picture storybooks as a vehicle for sparking discussion, a facilitator will first read a selected book aloud and then lead a small group open-ended discussion about the message of the book. Following the discussion, all participants will complete a reflective activity that will be posted and shared.
Below please find a form that lists the books that will be discussed at this event. You’ll probably recognize some familiar titles. Know that we’ve selected these books because of the important message each holds. Please select your top three choices. You’ll be placed in a small group to share and discuss one of your choices. We encourage your family to sign up as a group. If you select different books for children in your family, be sure that an adult accompanies each child.
This evening provides a meaningful opportunity for families to work together around issues that are central to our school. We look forward to a thought provoking and pleasurable evening for all.
Very truly yours,
The Respect for Human Differences Committee