Diversity & Equity Initiative

Monthly Updates

DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

Here are some useful articles to address what is happening in the news with children:

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2013/when-bad-things-happen

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029

How can you help with the Diversity and Equity Initiative? 

Please join us next month for our Parent Committee meeting on

Thursday, December 6 from 8:15-9:15 in the Faber Room.  

E-mail ptio@htsdc.org for more information.

Quote of the Month:

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. - Talmud

 

  • St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning is hosting a Middle School Diversity Conference led by Rodney Glasgow, Middle School Head at St. Andrew's School.  400 students from area schools attended last year to discuss topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Students have been asked to submit a paragraph about why they want to go to Mrs. Krum and Mrs. Tansey.  We will choose two students from each homeroom in 6-8th grade.  The event will be on Friday, January 18th from 9:00 - 2:30 at St. Andrew's School.

 

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RECOMMENDED READING FOR PARENTS

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS:

Whistling Vivaldi, by Claude M. Steele

Blindspot, by Mahzarin R. Banaji

Unselfie, by Michele Borba, Ed.D

If so, and you would be willing to do a parent review please email me a dkrum@htsdc.org.  

Mission Statement

The Holy Trinity School Diversity & Equity Committee provides leadership, support, and resources to advance and sustain an all-inclusive school community where every individual is valued and embraced. We are committed to promoting awareness and a deeper understanding of all types of diversity so that everyone in our community feels safe and welcome. In order to be People for Others and to develop our Ignatian spirituality, we believe that social justice starts within our families and our school community. 

Resources for Parents

Community Voices

"HTS is a vibrant, warm, faith-filled community that loves and welcomes our children, appreciates their strengths, helps them overcome challenges, and, most importantly, teaches them to be people for others." -HTS Parent

"In the aftermath of the events of Charlottesville and as part of our commitment to justice (a core component of our Jesuit tradition), teachers at HTS are engaged in ongoing discussion about how to raise awareness for peace and justice (in developmentally appropriate ways) across the curriculum. " -HTS Teacher

Director of Diversity and Equity

Questions about Holy Trinity's diversity and equity initiative? Please contact Daniela Krum at dkrum@htsdc.org or our Associate Director Peggy Tio at ptio@htsdc.org.