2/1 Chinese New Year Carnival

Check out Ms. Martin and Mr. Fitzsimons kicking the jianzi! Wishing everyone an auspicious lunar new year.

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3/1 Black Wallstreet: Black Heritage Event

Starr King’s Black Wallstreet event featured painting, jewelry making, hair braiding, music, African dress and food. Thank you to AAPAC for hosting the event! Video by Monica J. and pictures by Monica J. and Martha Q.

This event was named in honor of the Blackwallstreet market in Greenwood, a vibrant black business community in Tulsa, OK, which was tragically destroyed in the 1921 race riots. Read more information about the historic Black Wallstreet here.

Black History Month -- February 2019

We celebrated Black History month at Starr King at our Black Heritage Event, where each grade did a presentation celebrating African and African-American culture. If someone sends me a picture of what I understand is a beautiful mural the 5th graders did about the history of hip-hop, I will post it! In the meantime, Ms. Erickson has decorated her door for the month: wow!

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1/25 Fall ASK Celebration

A big thank you to Starr King for your generous support of the PTA’s Fall ASK campaign! We smashed through our $225,000 goal and ended up at $256,000 — which is amazing. We’ll use the money to support our teachers, fund our science paraprofessional, support outdoor education, and much more. We celebrated on Friday the 25th with shaving cream pies in the morning and popsicles in the afternoon!

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1/18 Black Affirmation Breakfast

We recognized there are many negative images of Black people. The purpose of the breakfast was to give Black students the opportunity to counter those perceptions with positive images. One of the ways we do this is through positive affirmations. After reciting the Starr King Affirmation, students wrote their own and many chose to recite them for the audience. Once student returned to class, Ms. Martin and Mr. Fitzsimons heard from parents about what they wanted for their students while they attended Starr King. 

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12/2 Greening Day

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Another wonderful green work day. Thank you SKES volunteers. 

We spread California Native Wildflower seeds along the North, East and West perimeter of the SKES site.

We spread California Poppies along the Wisconsin Street/ Starr King Open Space sidewalk strip.

We added squatter and shorter pine wood rounds to the yard and Wisconsin Street and more mulch.

We also did a thorough trash clean up. Thank you all!!!

11/4 Greening Work Day

Erosion control - restoration project complete on Wisconsin, dead bamboo removed, tippy logs removed, new sturdier wood rounds installed, and garden benches stained! 

Thanks to the 20 adult volunteers and multiple children who showed up to improve our site!!

Next Greening Work Day: Dec 2

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