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Monday, February 20

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    A Guide to Resources in the Cambridge Area in Response to Policy on Refugee/Travel/Immigration Ban compiled by Liz Phipps Soiero, Cambridge Public Schools
    Toolkit for Understanding the Arab and Muslim ban from the Arab-American Antidiscrimination Committee
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    on immigrant rightsrights, including this one
    English Classes for Adults:
    Plympton Multicultural Committee offers conversational English classes for adults Thursday evenings during the school year. Childcare is available. Contact Ms. Hagan-Alves for details.
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    8:05 am

Thursday, February 16

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    Multicultural Meeting Minutes: February 16, 2017
    Attendance: Judi Paradis, Gina DePaoli, Ava Reis, Trish Wesley, Josette Akresh-Gonzales
    1. Be Like Brit update:
    Emily made banks with the kids in art and attached a note with link to show where money is going.
    Judi will put a link the PTO newsletter about the organization
    2. Resources for Immigrants/Refugees:
    Judi posted pages of resources for immigrants and refugees on Multicultural website
    Josette: Progressive Waltham, a chapter of Progressive Massachusetts, already has many members and is growing! They will hold two informational meetings, with Attorneys present to advise concerned attendees (refugees, immigrants, and concerned others - all are welcome). An ordinance is in the development stage to make Waltham a sanctuary city.
    Hotline created by MA Attorney General, Maura Healey, to report incidences of hate speech
    3. Mariachi Band Update:
    Ava will call Mariachi band to solidify performance date/time
    4. Student of the Month for community meeting on Feb. 28th:
    Featuring Mexico - Judi will reach out to students
    5. Wellness Night - scheduled for April
    Donnie and Christie LuCente are organizing. Judi, Trish and Josette will reach out to LuCentes, and then to other families to try and get as many participants as possible. Diversify activities by contacting the following: Melissa H-A (Zumba); Juliette Najjumba (African Dance); Joanna Rodriguez (dances from Central/South America); and Evelie Amazquita to help with outreach.
    6. Parent Engagement List:
    Judi will put together a list of tasks that need parent volunteers, and post on Multicultural Website.

    Multicultural Meeting Minutes January 19, 2017
    Attendance: Gina DePaoli, Trish Wesley, Judi Paradis, Emily Smidy, Ava Reis
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    Helping to organize community service projects
    4. Students to speak at Community Meeting in January about North America. Ada, David, Daniela, and Lea just moved here from Washington State. They could talk about how it is to be on the east coast after living on the west coast. We can ask Maureen Taddeo to speak in May about her family history with Waltham.
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    PTO grant.
    Respectfully submitted,
    Gina DePaoli
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    A Guide to Resources in the Cambridge Area in Response to Policy on Refugee/Travel/Immigration Ban compiled by Liz Phipps Soiero, Cambridge Public Schools
    Toolkit for Understanding the Arab and Muslim ban from the Arab-American Antidiscrimination Committee
    Progressive Waltham is providing information sessions on immigrant rights
    English Classes for Adults:
    Plympton Multicultural Committee offers conversational English classes for adults Thursday evenings during the school year. Childcare is available. Contact Ms. Hagan-Alves for details.
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    5:30 am

Monday, February 13

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    Parent engagement list
    Secrets of success idea--can we get that going for spring?
    Philharmonic concert
    Proposed Agenda for January 19, 2017 meeting:
    Be Like Brit Charity
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    7:01 pm

Sunday, February 12

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    Proposed Agenda for February 16, 2017:
    Be Like Brit Charity update
    Resources for immigrants/refugees
    Mariachi update
    Student of the month for February--grade 4?
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    8:48 pm
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    Meeting Agendas
    Proposed Agenda for February 16, 2017:
    Be Like Brit Charity update
    Mariachi update
    Student of the month for February--grade 4?
    Wellness night in April
    Parent engagement list
    Secrets of success idea--can we get that going for spring?

    Proposed Agenda for January 19, 2017 meeting:
    Be Like Brit Charity
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    8:45 pm

Thursday, February 9

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    Books to Build Understanding: Children's books that help build empathy for others and address issues of social justice
    A Guide to Resources in the Cambridge Area in Response to Policy on Refugee/Travel/Immigration Ban compiled by Liz Phipps Soiero, Cambridge Public Schools
    Toolkit for Understanding the Arab and Muslim ban from the Arab-American Antidiscrimination Committee
    English Classes for Adults:
    Plympton Multicultural Committee offers conversational English classes for adults Thursday evenings during the school year. Childcare is available. Contact Ms. Hagan-Alves for details.
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    11:26 am

Monday, February 6

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    Books to Build Understanding: Children's books that help build empathy for others and address issues of social justice
    A Guide to Resources in the Cambridge Area in Response to Policy on Refugee/Travel/Immigration Ban compiled by Liz Phipps Soiero, Cambridge Public Schools
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    for Adults: Plympton
    Plympton
    Multicultural Committee
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    for details.
    The ESOL program at Prospect Hill is a collaboration with Bentley and Brandeis Universities, where students from both institutions serve as in-class support during each class.
    The ESOL program at Prospect Hill offers classes for beginners from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and intermediate learners from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., also on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class sizes are capped at 20 students. The testing and placement process will be held at the Prospect Hill Community Center on:
    Tuesday, February 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Thursday February 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Plympton Library has books in Spanish, Haitian Creole, French and Chinese (Mandarin)
    Translation: The Waltham Public Schools will translate documents for school use. Send documents to translations in your microsoft outlook email
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    7:34 am

Sunday, February 5

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