Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Kit
In 2019, the Bushy Park Elementary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was formed. The DEI Committee’s purpose is to provide specific educational opportunities for every student and staff member in an effort to embrace diversity and acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence to positively influence the larger community.
Special thanks to Christina Lawrence, HCPSS DEI Office and Fulton Elementary's PTA for their leadership and guidance. Please use and share the following resources to develop at DEI Committee at your school.
DEI Toolkit & Example Committee Charter
Example History & Heritage Observances
Example Holiday Observances
Additional DEI Efforts
On May 8, 2020 at 6:30pm we had a family-friendly presentation on the month of Ramadan and the Festival of Eid, two of the most special holidays for some of our Bushy Park friends and families. We had a read-aloud, Q&A and a special follow-along craft too!
Example HCPSS Social Media Posts (Facebook)
In addition to morning announcements, display case decorations and information distributed on our website and in emails, we shared the following posts by HCPSS Facebook during the 2019-20 school year:
July 30, 2020 Eid Mubarak! Wishing a peaceful, healthy and happy holiday to all who are celebrating.
June 19, 2020 Juneteenth Read Dr. Martirano's full message online. https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2020/06/juneteenth-recognition/
April 23, 2020 We wish all who are celebrating a peaceful and happy month of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak!
May 23, 2020 We wish health and happiness this Eid to all who are celebrating.
April 12, 2020 We wish peace, comfort and a happy Easter to all who are celebrating.
April 8, 2020 Sending our warmest wishes for a happy and healthy Passover to all who are celebrating, and hoping the holiday brings comfort and peace.
January 19, 2020 Reminder! Schools and offices are closed Monday, January 20 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
December 26, 2019 Wishing all who are celebrating a happy Kwanzaa!
December 25, 2019 We wish a Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating!
December 22, 2019 Chag Sameach to all who are celebrating the Hanukkah holiday!
November 28, 2019 We are thankful for you! Howard County staff, students, families and general public are amazing, and we are grateful to be part of this community.
October 27, 2019 Wishing peace and prosperity to all who are celebrating the Diwali holiday.
October 8, 2019 We’re sending warm wishes to all those who are observing the Yom Kippur holiday. NOTE: This image has been changed from that which was originally used.
September 29, 2019 Shana Tova to all who are celebrating the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
August 11, 2019 We wish a happy and peaceful Eid to all who are celebrating.