SHA This Week 3/8/18
Thu, Mar 8 12:49pm

Hi Family,

We hope that you’re all doing well!

As many of you know, we are having an SHA Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:15pm.  This meeting, however, will be a bit different than ones we’ve held in the past. In an effort to have as many of our community’s voices, eyes, and ears involved in next week’s conversation, we are planning for one meeting at two different locations.  One we will hold at the school; the other, in Ward 7 at the home of an Executive Committee member. We will link the two meetings via zoom. And no worries -- SHA’s Executive Committee and childcare will be available at both locations.

We have quite a few things to discuss during this meeting: committee updates, needs for our two school homes, community playdates, camping trip, parent concerns, Breakthrough’s Board of Trustee and more. We definitely don’t want you to miss a beat, nor do we want to miss your thoughts for making our school even better for our children!  

Please let us know if you plan to attend and which location better suits your needs.  To help us get an idea of space and childcare needs, we encourage you to RSVP for either location on Konstella by Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 11:59pm.  Look out for the agenda in Monday’s Memo.

We look forward to seeing and hearing from y’all soon!  Until we do, please continue to take care of yourselves and each other.  

With love,



Please see the attached PDF for a recap of the February Diversity and Inclusion events. 

Diversity & Inclusion
Monday March 19th, 5-7. Via conferencd call line (dial in on Konstella)

Breakthrough Staff-Parent Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reading Group

Thanks to those who came out for the first reading group.  We will continue on the dates below in the evening.  Please mark your calendars. More details to come shortly.
SAVE THE DATES!   MAR 21 / APR 18 / MAY 16

For those who are interested, SHA and Breakthrough host a monthly reading group to discuss articles focused on diversity, equity and inclusion. This is an opportunity to have open conversations regarding these topics and create an environment in which everyone feels like they belong. 


If you would like to join any committee please do so on Konstella in order to be a part of communication related to that committee and RSVP for meetings.  If you are not ready to join, but interested in attending and meeting, please feel free to do so! Send questions to and we will get you connected with the right person! 

Asian History / Chinese New Year

Rachel (Ginko Assistant) and Alex (Tulip Poplar Assistant) are leading this month’s theme.  Mothers and other female family members will be welcomed to classrooms talk about what they do. The guides will work on how this is executed in each classroom.

For each of Rachel’s afternoon activities during March a discussion on celebrating Women’s History, why we celebrate Women’s History, and the evolution of women’s rights with incorporated as she visits each classroom. Additionally, a week of aftercare lessons will carry this over into the afternoon.

There are some book requests.  If you would like to sign up to purchase any of them, please find the sign up sheet on Konstella.  We would like to include women of all walks of life, races, age, background, etc., so if you have other recommendations please feel free to include those!

When to expect recurring emails (usually) ...
MONDAYS:  SHA Monday Memo (highlight of the week)
TUESDAYS: Breakthrough Bulletin from School
WEDNESDAYS: SHA This Week (list of various information)