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Monthly Goals: December 2022

As the school year begins we want to expand our projects and work throughout the different schools, grades, and avenues in which this work can be done in.

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We continuously encourage engagement and support from those in the community, but as the season switches from the summer to the school year, commitment may change. With that change, we want to create ongoing recruitment of current students of FPS and alumni of FPS.

FEC has spent months evaluating and curating a book club with the elementary students in FPS. When educating someone on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics, it is most important to have conversations. Incorporating great texts that were evaluated from the perspective of an educator and a student allowed us to create a presentation prepared for any questions or comments that may arise.

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A session with a class will consist of reading a book, interactive activities, open discussion/dialogue, and focusing on specific terms/topics within the book to gain a deeper understanding. Further, those materials will change depending on grade, for age appropriateness.  We have honed in on training, ensuring that we practice our reading, review questions that arise, emphasize the importance of our chosen literature, and meet with guests for advice to ultimately create a presentation that ensures that the students are engaged. We have met with the director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Digna A. Marte, to expand the project to be able to have an impactful change throughout aspects of Fairfield Public Schools.

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As we approach the holiday season, we are prioritizing those who are in need. With this in mind, we are beginning the process of our holiday bags.

These bags will be sourced from donations and assembled by FEC and the community. We encourage engagement and support from those in the community, and with that said, hope to create ongoing recruitment of current students of FPS and alumni of FPS.

We will be working alongside the principles and art department on the development of Activism through art, in which FPS current and alumni students can submit pieces of artwork that reflect Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Support will be given through monthly Google Meets, and other local individuals involved with the arts.

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Building a foundation and streamline between FEC and the new Superintendent of FPS.

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