Programs / Family Activities

Diversity & Inclusion

The Garrett Park Elementary PTA

is proud to have an active committee

dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion.

Our school has students who have

lived around the world, and who

speak multiple languages at home.  

Our diversity is yet another reason

why we love Garrett Park Elementary

School!  

 

Here's a sample of what our committee has been working on:

  • Our most popular event is International Night, which features cultures represented in our school, cultural performances, global recipes, and more.  We celebrated this event in a variety of ways throughout the month of April. Learn more about this event.

  • In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, we hosted an Online Storytime Event featuring a diverse group of stories read by GPES teachers and staff.

  • An additional Storytime event was held in conjunction with National Native American Heritage Month.

  • During the week of Thanksgiving, the PTA invited a Native American storyteller to tell the story of The Three Sisters during an online assembly.

  • In honor of Black History Month in February, we celebrated the creativity and achievements of black poets and authors with, among other activities, a poetry slam featuring students. To learn more about this event and view the poetry slam recording, click here.  

  • To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, students participated in the morning announcements, talking about three women from Maryland who were involved in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).  Students talked about these heroes and briefly reflected on the stories.

We invite you to contact our co-chairs Dana Goodson and Eddine Mureke and join our efforts to celebrate our wonderfully diverse students and community.

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