The goal of this learning capsule is to help parents and teachers engage with children and students on the topic of race, racism, and how to be anti-racist. It was created in response to recent events in the United States, and for that reason is focused specifically on racial injustice against Black people and confronting anti-Black racism.
Watch and Learn Together
It's critical for parents to be intentional about the movies, television shows, and books kids are exposed to. Choose media that educates kids in essential human values such as love, understanding, kindness, and compassion. Take the opportunity to discuss how race is portrayed, how stereotypes are perpetuated, and how racial experiences differ. We invite you to watch any of the following age-appropriate books or movies with your family and use our talking points to get kids to think more deeply about these topics.
Addressing Race and Racism Resources and Tips for Teachers and Parents
For teachers and parents, initiating a conversation about race, racism, and racial injustice can be scary. You want to say the right thing, and you’re worried about making a mistake. You want to be honest, and you also want to protect your children and students. Luckily, there are so many incredible resources available to help guide us; in the past weeks we’ve seen dozens of book lists, articles, videos and more circulating to help deepen our own learning and get the conversation started with our children. Below you will find a curated list of many of these resources.
Starting Thursday, April 1st, and EVERY FRIDAY going forward, students will be able to buy frozen TCBY Yogurt during their lunch hour
Funds raised from the sale of these frozen yogurts will go towards the Grade 6 graduating class’ end of year expenses such as printing of year book and outing, etc.
So, if you would like your child to buy frozen yogurt please ensure that he/she has $3 (EXACT CHANGE) in his/her lunch box on April 1st and every Friday after that.
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By: EMSB Communication
As an incredibly challenging school year slowly comes to an end, the EMSB is planning to celebrate the resilience of our students, staff and families in a fun and unique way. Partnering with The Directors Showband and their team of professional videographers, The Directors will craft an original song that will celebrate wellness, resilience and perseverance. Accompanying the song will be a professionally shot and edited music video starring our students, staff and families. From a family birthday to children playing the park, the EMSB is asking our community to upload their special moments to: http://www.emsb.qc.ca/wellness until May 31.
Beginning on June 1, the public will then be able to vote on their favourite videos for inclusion in the music video. Capping off the campaign will be a special video launch on the first day of school where The Directors will perform the song live in a school yard.
Visit the EMSB's educational resources section for educational and mental health support links for families. Links and activities for elementary and high school students are available.
The provincial Government also has a new educational website called Open School where you can find more educational activities for your children.
Public Health authorities ask that you assess your health each morning. This on-line tool will help you determine if you can report to school/work or should stay home and seek further assessment for COVID-19.