Lots more to talk about. Here you go …
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Please click HERE for this week’s message from Ms. Gronau.
I SHALL NOT BE SILENT: Last week in school all students saw a screening of the documentary film I Shall Not Be Silent, co-produced by MMS parent Rachel Fischer. I Shall Not Be Silent is a documentary about Rabbi Joachim Prinz, a powerful voice for justice who spoke out in Nazi Germany and then, after immigrating to the U.S., in segregated America. Rabbi Prinz spoke at the 1963 March on Washington, where he proclaimed that "America must not become a nation of onlookers. America must not remain silent." For more information on this important film please visit the website at http://www.prinzdocumentary.org/. Tomorrow, Monday, February 27th, the film's producers will come to MMS to speak with 8th graders about the connections between different forms of oppression as illustrated in the film and Prinz's model of how to be an ally. Thank you so much to Rachel and to all of the film’s producers for so generously donating their time and expertise to help educate our student body on this significant and relevant topic.
THE RIGHT TO DREAM: To culminate Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 28th all MMS students will attend an important assembly about the struggle and sacrifice for civil rights in America. The Right to Dream recreates a student's coming of age as an African American in Mississippi during the 1950's and 1960's. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history. For more information on this compelling story please visit the website at http://www.livingvoices.org/rtd/rtd.html. Thank you to HSA Cultural Arts chairs Morgan Hillis and Sarah Morrison for once again bringing such influential programming to MMS, and thanks to all of you who support your HSA so that we may provide our students with these meaningful enrichment opportunities.
MMS WATER BOTTLES: Student Council is still selling those great MMS water bottles for $5 in the School Store during lunch and after school. Check them out below!
TURNING STRESS INTO SUCCESS: On Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30pm at Tuscan, join licensed psychologists Dr. Dan Gallagher and Dr. Neal Litinger for a conversation about instilling calm confidence in our kids. All the info is in the flyer HERE.
COMMUNITY FORUM FOR IMMIGRANTS: On Thursday, March 2nd at 7pm in the Seth Boyden library, local immigration experts will be on hand to answer questions and explain how new executive orders and enforcement policies might affect immigrants in our communities. Please see the flyer HERE for all of the info.
Ok everyone! Have a wonderful week. Looks like it’s February that’s going out like a lamb. Enjoy it!
Kathleen Bailie & Alan Stephenson
your MMS HSA Co-Presidents