June 2022 Acknowledgement
Caribbean American Heritage Month
National Caribbean American Month is celebrated every June to honor and celebrate America’s rich and diverse culture, which also includes the Caribbean-American population. People from this community have not only evolved the American culture but have also contributed greatly to the development of the nation in areas of science and medicine. There are also numerous Caribbean Americans whose services the U.S is grateful for even today. This month aims to recognize the contributions of all Caribbean-American people and to teach people more about their culture and history. Come celebrate with us!
Pride is the most visible symbol of the global movement for LGBTQI+ equality, celebrating progress, affirming the existence of LGBTQI+ people, and demanding recognition of their basic human rights.
Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. June was chosen as Pride Month because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, in 1969.
As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community. Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.
Diversity Committee Request for Updated Membership Info
Attention CPTA members!
If you have already updated your membership info for the year, please do us the favor of logging into your CPTA account on Membership Toolkit and completing an important, but optional, survey initiated by our new Diversity Committee. We are seeking to assess our membership population and hopefully broaden participation. If you have not updated your info and have yet to join the CPTA for this year, now is a great time and the survey will be prompted when you sign-in the first time!
Please follow these easy instructions:
- Login to Chappaqua PTA - Membership Toolkit
- Go to My Account
- Click on My Forms/Paperwork
- Under the Primary Parent/Guardian Contact and Student Information Column, Click on Family Information
- The CRE questions are listed under each parent and each student -- Fill out the information and click SAVE when done
We are hoping for a 100% response from our members! Thank you!
School Diversity Committee PTA Chairs
District ~ Cptadiversity@gmail.com Vaishali Bhattacharyya. Horace Greeley HS ~ Greeleydiversity@gmail.com Kristina Herman & Dr. Renuka Sankaran Bell MS ~ Belldiversitypta@gmail.com Fei Fan-Dollinger & Rosalie Valladares Seven Bridges MS ~ 7Bptadiversity@gmail.com Dr. Sadaf Lodhi & Kruti Shah Grafflin Elementary ~ Grafflindiversitypta@gmail.com Alicia Spillman & Dr. Renuka Sankaran Roaring Brook Elementary ~ Roaringbrookdiversity@gmail.com Melissa Elders & Deepa Khetan Westorchard Elementary ~ Wodiversity@gmail.com Tomoko Smith
If you have any questions, concerns, want to find out more or share some ideas, please contact your school's diversity chair!