SPS Celebrating with families and students
Schools around the district celebrated National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) Monday. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joined Superintendent Larry Nyland and more than 100 students, parents/guardians and staff at South Shore K-8 School during the largest SPS event.
NAAPID is held the second Monday of February and parents are encouraged to visit their students’ schools intentionally and purposefully to build stronger relationships with teachers, school leaders, partners and most importantly students.
Seattle Public Schools also embraces the day to focus on eliminating opportunity gaps for all students. This year, Superintendent Nyland, reemphasized the district’s four-pronged strategy for eliminating gaps; developing Positive Partnerships, Positive Relationships, Positive Beliefs, and Positive Learning.
“Every student's culture and ethnicity is welcome in school,” Dr. Nyland told students and families taking part in NAAPID. “Thank you for creating a success identity that says I’m proud to be African American, I’m proud to be a student, and I’m proud to be a learner.”
Here’s more information on the district’s goal and work to eliminate opportunity gaps for all students.