The PTA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has purchased culturally-responsive book packs for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. At the beginning of the year, the committee purchased culturally-responsive book packs for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades. Each book pack has two copies of twenty-five titles.
Chaired by BPES parents Christina Lawrence, Audra Miller, and Mya Frye, the committee's mission is to strive towards advocating for the uniqueness of all students.
The committee works with the executive board of the PTA to provide specific educational opportunities for every student and staff member in an effort to embrace diversity (respect others' differences) and acquire the skills, knowledge, and confidence to positively influence the larger community within and outside Bushy Park Elementary School.
Thanks to the DEI Committee for purchasing culturally-responsive book packs to donate to our school! These texts were purchased with funds earned from this year's Scholastic Book Fair and will provide both our Carson Reading Room and classroom teachers with new titles to add to the BPES collection.