I hope your year is off to a great start! Pollyanna has hit the ground running in 2019 and below is a bit of what's been going on:
• New City - St. Louis, MO
Dwight School - New York, NY
On January 18, Monique Vogelsang, who is spearheading the
Pollyanna K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum
, led a very informative middle school assembly titled:
that captivated Dwight students during Friday last period!
Vermont Academy - Saxtons River, VT
"All of these conferences help students, faculty and families so much. This time we had a lot of parents who clearly wanted guidance on gender as it relates to their children. It felt so good to have a supportive environment." ~ Jennifer Zaccara, Head of School, V
We’re excited to announce the addition of the following school to the Pollyanna family:
- Pennington, NJ, independent school conference
Please reply to this email if you’re interested in hosting either conference model we offer.
• K-8 Racial Literacy Curriculum
We completed a successful test pilot with several schools and received helpful and positive qualitative and quantitative feedback. We are on schedule to release the
In December we received a $10,000 matching gift and we successfully raised those funds during that month. Thank you to those who contributed!
What’s coming in February?
Francis Parker, San Diego, CA
This weekend, FP will host its first conference,
Windows & Mirrors
, which will take place on February 2 with keynote speaker Rosetta Lee.
NAIS in Long Beach, CA
Let us know if you’ll be at NAIS in February. Pollyanna will be at Booth 13 and we hope to see you.
To start your year off, I'd like to leave you with the poem
"The Summer Day"
by Mary Oliver and her wonderful and perfect question: "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" The Pollyanna team has a lot on our list!
Wishing you a wild and precious 2019!