Summer is here! I'd like to thank you all for the hard work you put in, day in and day out, for our children, families, and fellow educators. I challenge you all to set an intention for the break. Intentional self-care, intentional reading, intentional hikes, intentional whatever you choose! Refill your well with intention, and above all, be kind to yourself, for you've all worked so hard!
As a new Beacon Director finishing up her first year at Aptos Beacon Community School in San Francisco, Sunny Zhang has made significant progress in building partnerships to offer a wide variety of opportunities for her students, including surfing! However, her first year has not come without challenges. Read how Sunny has learned from trial and error to "build the plane while flying" in this month’s Coordinator Spotlight .
Opportunities and Resources

Join IEL's Research Practice Network's webinar on the community school site standard, Powerful Learning on May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM ET.

Watch recorded sessions from last week's Convening like "Getting to Impact: A Framework that Changes Systems and Outcomes" and "Using Data in Coalitions: Moving from Reporting to Learning."

In honor of Mental Health Month, check out resources from Mental Health America including a youth screening test, information on mental health for minority populations, and workplace wellness.

Check out the recording and slides from the Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition's webinar on family engagement.
Mark Your Calendars
Sincerely, your co-chairs, Liz Thacker and Arturo Magana