Ujima Weekly 19.17

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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

Upcoming Events - March is Women's History Month
DEAR is every Thursday

6th - Student Council sponsored $2 dress down day
7th - PTA
7th - NAEP make-up
8th - K-2nd grade Community Meeting
9th - Family Engagement Event: Out of the Ashes present "Surviving Mass Incarceration" - Join us for a skit, speaker and panel discussion. This is a free event and lunch will be served.  12 - 4 pm
15th - 3rd/4th grade Community Meeting
15th - Half Day


The School Legacy Project 
is a community-oriented effort in which parents work together to raise money for a legacy each year.

The Purpose
is to grow a school culture of Ujima (collective work & responsibility) and to leave behind a legacy for future students to enjoy
Learn all about The School Legacy Project Here

$2 will be matched for every $1 contributed.

$1 donated = $3

Matches will be made until we reach our $25,000 goal.


Volunteer time will contribute $5 into the fund per hour volunteered.

1hr = $5

Volunteer time is easy!  It even includes attending student-teacher conferences, PTA meetings, and Celebrations of Learning, as well as normal volunteer activities.

Letter to Parents

IEP, 504, Special Education
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Does your child have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), 504 plan or special educational needs?  Would you like to learn more about how you can effectively advocate for and assist your child in and out of the school environment?  Want to connect with other parents who share similar concerns for their children? Whether you are new to the special education process or have been handling it on your own for some time, we would like to invite you to join us on March  28th at 4:30 for a Special Education Parent Advisory Council meeting. Located in the 2nd floor teacher workroom.  Hosted by both, Kuumba and Great Oaks special education staff.Hope to see you there! 

~Mrs. Kimberly Heeman, M.Ed. 

Special Education Coordinator 

What's Happening at Kuumba

Out of the Ashes

Surviving Mass Incarceration
Out of the Ashes, a fatherhood and family restoration organization based in Delaware, is hosting a community event to highlight and discuss the impact of mass incarceration upon the children and families of the black community.
March 9, 2019

12pm - 4pm
Lunch will be served
Community Education Building, Atrium (2nd floor)
Event Description

Trip to Belize in 2020

World Challege w Mr Parry

Mr. Parry is organizing a trip to Belize for spring break 2020!  

Belize Itinerary:

  • 10 day expedition
  • Mayan ruins visit
  • 3 day access to education community project
  • 2 days at Maya Centre (day walk, medicinal trail, cookery)
  • 2 days on Caye Caulker (Island) with snorkeling
  • 3* hotels, Camping on project
Students must raise their own money to attend the trip - approximately $3,000.  This is a big number, but it is possible!  We have a year to achieve this task!

Royal Hearts Ball

Was a blast!
Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun during this event!
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