Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for the prayers you've said for our community. The student who had a positive COVID test is well. She has passed the 14-day quarantine period and has no symptoms, She will be back in school on Monday. No other member of the community was infected as a result, and we are back to no active cases among our faculty and staff.
This week's newsletter doesn't have any profound message, just a lot of valuable information and resources. We strive to model being life-long learners, and I am learning much through many of our close friends and connections. I hope you will join me!
October 11th marks the United Nations observance of the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
On Thursday, October 15th the Parliament's Next Generation Task Force is celebrating the critical importance of empowering girls in order to foster a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world with the webinar, Planting Seeds of Hope: A Multigenerational Conversation on Empowering Girls.
The fall and winter months may be especially challenging with COVID-19 and influenza possibly spreading at the same time. In many cases, the symptoms overlap and make it difficult to distinguish one from the other.
On Thursday, October 8 at 6pm Dr. Tina Brueschke, a family practice physician and Regional Medical Officer with AMITA Health Medical Group, will explain the similarities and differences and provide guidance on when you need to seek medical attention so you are prepared heading into flu season.
The event will last approximately 40 minutes, with the final 20 minutes reserved for Q & A. After you register, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the Webinar. Also after you register, head down to your health care provider for your annual flu shot!!
In a world deeply divided, how do we have hard conversations with nuance, curiosity, respect? Veteran reporter Eve Pearlman introduces "dialogue journalism": a project where journalists go to the heart of social and political divides to support discussions between people who disagree. See what happened when a group that would have never otherwise met -- 25 liberals from California and 25 conservatives from Alabama -- gathered to talk about contentious issues. "Real connection across difference: this is a salve that our democracy sorely needs," Pearlman says.
I hope you find some of this useful.