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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Highlands

Learning about different cultures, holidays, and traditions helps young people’s empathy, respect, and curiosity grow.

Pride Month

June 2024

🌈 June is Pride Month, a time to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. At Highlands Elementary, we embrace diversity, inclusivity, and kindness. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Learn: Explore LGBTQ+ history, stories, and contributions with your children.

  • Support: Show your support by wearing rainbow colors or displaying pride symbols.

  • Educate: Engage in conversations about acceptance, love, and understanding.

  • Celebrate: Join us in celebrating love, identity, and equality.

Let’s create a school community where everyone feels seen, valued, and respected. Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Celebrate Flag Day

June 14, 2024

On Flag Day, we honor the symbol of our nation—the American flag. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Learn: Explore the history and significance of the flag with your children.

  • Patriotism: Encourage students to express their pride in our country.

  • Crafts: Create flag-themed crafts or learn how to properly fold the flag.

  • Respect: Remind everyone to treat the flag with respect and dignity.

Let’s wave our flags high and celebrate the spirit of unity and freedom! ❤️💙

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Juneteenth

June 19, 2024

🌟 Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Here’s how you can honor this important day:

  • Learn: Explore the history of Juneteenth and its significance.

  • Unity: Reflect on the progress we’ve made and the work that remains.

  • Community: Engage in conversations about equality, justice, and freedom.

  • Celebrate: Join us in celebrating resilience, hope, and the pursuit of liberty.

Let’s stand together as a community, acknowledging our shared history and striving for a more just and inclusive future. 🌟🗽❤️

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