Ujima Weekly 19.15

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Ujima Weekly

Kuumba's Newsletter

The purpose of Ujima Weekly is to share all the great things happening around Kuumba Academy. 
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Mark Your Calendar

February is Black History Month
DEAR is every Thursday

15th - PD Day/No School for Students
18th - CLOSED for Presidents Day
21st - PTA meeting
22nd - End of 2nd Trimester

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Student Ambassadors and Student Council Inauguration Ceremony

Student Council Officers:
Keondra Means - President
Zaytera Moses - Vice President 
Akeelah Romeo - Secretary 
Kleo Symre-Colon - Treasurer 
Raina Knight - Spirit Captain
Skye Carter - Community Service Captain 

Student Council - Peer Mediators:
Keondra Means
Zaytera Moses
Zavion Henry
Mikayla Romeo
Noah Zalota
Tamaja Harris

Student Council - School Representatives:
Mikayla Romeo - school rep
Brielle Seth/Leniyah Fleming - 8th Grade Class Reps
Akeela Romeo - 7th Grade Class Rep
Duane Young - 6th Grade Class Rep
Yasmina Wisdom - 5th Grade Class Rep
Student Ambassadors:
Ariel Hite
Marley Saunders 
Erin Battle
Leighton Nembhard
Jade Drummond
Sean Pedraza
Shaikou Sow
Kimaya Davis
Joslyn King
Laila House
Ja'Naundi Sanders-Benson
Akilah Nkie
Keondra Means
Brielle Seth
Angel Pedraza
Mikayla Romeo
Damian Padilla
Diamond Dupree
Jose Maldonado
Noah Zalota 
Kleo Symre-Colon

Marvin Atkins
Jae'Nece Walker

Royal Hearts Dance

February 28, 2019
Times: Lower School 5:30pm-7:00pm Upper School: 7:30pm-9pm
DJ, Tickets ($5 advance, $7 at the door)
* Menu: Pizza, hot dogs, chips, fruit snacks, candy, etc.

What's Happening at Kuumba

Door Decorating Contest 2/28

For Black History Month
Door Decorating Contest: Select an important African American and display them on your classroom door. Use the examples above to decorate the best door and include important contributions this person has made. The doors will be judged at 2pm on Thursday, 2/28. The winning class will earn a pizza party.


For Black History Month

On Wednesday February 20th students may dress as a prominent (important) African American. Each student must be able to recite background information about that person.

3rd Grade

Celebration of Learning Videos
Click on the button below to view videos of 3rd grade's Celebration of Learning.
CoL Videos


Tutoring Announcement

Thank you again for tutoring our students. This is a much needed service to support them in their academic growth. Most everyone has been completing attendance. It looks like our numbers are ranging from 4 - 9 students per group (with an outlier of 2).  I have asked that our newsletter remind parents of tutoring and to ask teachers if they feel that their child need tutoring. If you have 5 or fewer students, please reach out to your grade team to see if any other students should be attending based on Interim Report feedback. Thanks for all that you do!


Diabetes Workshop

Free diabetes education.  Click the image above to view form.

1/15 – 2/19/19 Tuesdays, from 5:30 – 8pm
(1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 & 2/19)

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Kickboard Notice

Hello Kuumba Families, as many of you have noticed Kickboard has made some updates to it's family portal.  If you need further assistance with signing up, please visit 

If you are ready to log back on please visit and enter your students access information.  ***Parents can not log in using Firefox, please try using Chrome, Safari.  I have tried the latter two and they have both allowed me to log in.  If you need further assistance please let me know

CEB Security

The safety and security of students and families within the school building is of the utmost importance to Kuumba, Great Oaks and the CEB.  As part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that our building is secure at all times, the CEB has added additional security cameras on all school floors and common public areas where there is no “reasonable expectation of privacy.” If you have any additional questions or concerns please contact your school leaders or Linda Jennings at the CEB. 
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