Racism and systemic oppression are present in our lives every day. As families, we take our role the rebuilding of current systems seriously. As a distrcict SMMUSD has compiled some resources that families may choose to access in order to support discussions related to racism, systemic oppression and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Don't limit the STEM fun to school—bring the STEM excitement home and get the whole family involved in the fun. National PTA and Bayer have developed a series of hands-on activities families can do together at home!
Locating services, national organization lists, complete guides and extra advocating insights. The National PTA has pages of Special Education resources to support your family.
Gender stereotypes persist as a part of our days and development. They create limits for all children, teens and care givers, no matter what their gender is, impacting how we relate to ourselves and others, plus the kinds of opportunities we believe are available. Understandings of how we can help change those stereotypes are evolving rapidly as we reflect upon the social and historical contexts in which we understand gender. Gender Spectrum is pleased to partner with the National PTA to provide resources for parents who are interested in learning more about gender.
Garden from Home
Will Rogers Learning Communuity boasts one of the very first working regenerative farms on a school campus in the Los Angeles area. It will serve as a learning hub for the Will Rogers community, as well as a local food hub for the greater Santa Monica community. You can learn more by clicking below.
We recommend family reading of the book Our School Garden that explores how the garden is much more than activities outdoors: making school garden stone soup, writing Found Poems and solving garden riddles, getting involved in community projects such as Harvest Day, food bank donations, and spring plant sales.