Paula HarrisonLower School Principal
February is probably my favorite month. February brings Valentine’s Day and President’s Day, which usually means a four day weekend for schools and one more month until Spring Break, but did you know that February is also Black History Month?
Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. The celebration of Black History Month was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher of The Man Behind Black History Month. It became a month-long celebration in 1976, and in 1986, Congress passed Public Law 99-244, which designated February as National Black (Afro-American) History Month. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
When I taught Fifth Grade, my students studied the Civil War, which is my favorite topic in U.S. History. They learned about the life of Frederick Douglass, from a slave to an abolitionist, and how heroic Harriet Tubman was by using the Underground Railroad to transport many slaves to freedom. I remember sharing a picture book about Ruby Bridges with my classes so they could learn about her bravery as the first African-American child to desegregate an all-white school in New Orleans. I have read books/poetry by Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, and Amanda Gorman, to name a few.
These are only a few African-Americans who have made contributions to our history. The list could go on and on. Please share with your students some of the resources I have included below.
One of my favorite books is Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem by Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet (age 22) to perform a reading at a presidential inauguration. This is a musical story of a young girl who holds the power to change the world within herself and inspires others to see the same power within themselves. She enlists the help of a diverse group of people from her community and works with them to make positive changes. A spirit of change and hope for everyone is the main theme of this book. This is one I would purchase to keep on your bookshelf to read with your children over and over. Here is a snapshot of the lyrical text in this beautiful book.
Let’s all be the change.
You are cordially invited to attend this year's Prom.Tickets are only available through MySchoolBucks and will NOT be sold at the door. Tickets are $60 a person, which includes Prom and After-Prom. Tickets must be purchased by April 18th at 9pm. After-prom will be held at Family Sports Center (6901 S Peoria St, Centennial, CO […]
2023 SkyView Academy Summer Camps are now open! Please take the time to sign up or forward the attached document for SkyView Academy Summer Camps to anyone you think may be interested. These camps are open to 3rd-8th grade students (5th-8th for baseball), and sign-up is based on your current grade level for the 2022-2023 school year.
PS/ES will have an inclement weather dismissal. All after school activities, including BASE, will continue.
The Hawks did not get to play another home game and rather became road warriors. They continued their success, ending with a 14-7 record (10-2 in the conference) and beating the two best teams in our league, Front Range Christian, on February 2nd and Bishop Machebeuf on February 17th. Those two, and the rest of our wins, earned us an at-large bid for the State Playoffs for the first time in SkyView Boys Basketball History and the 2022-2023 Mile High League Co-Champions.
Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry’s father had been experimenting with the fifth dimension of time travel when he mysteriously disappeared. Now the time has come for Meg, her friend Calvin, and her brother Charles Wallace to rescue him. But can they outwit the forces of evil they will encounter on their heart-stopping journey through space and time? […]
Future Middle School Students We are excited to invite you to our Taste of Middle School Event. This is an exciting opportunity for you and your parents to come in and get a "Taste of Middle School!" Get ready… Middle school is coming! Wednesday, April 5th, 2023.6:30 - 8:00 pm. Current 5th-grade students, new to […]
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