Champaign Unit 4 School District to celebrate NAAPID on February 11

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 3:19pm

In honor of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on Monday, February 11, each Unit 4 school is inviting parents to visit their child’s school and take part in special activities. Below is a summary of activities at several of our campuses.

National African-American Parent Involvement Day Activities
February 11, 2019 (unless other date specified)

Garden Hills Elementary
Evening Activities on Feb. 11

  • 5:00 p.m. - Welcome from Admin/Parent CommUa
  • 5-5:30 p.m. - Dinner will be served in the cafeteria                 
  • 5:35-6:00 p.m.- Breakout sessions for mindfulness, Magnet-themed activity, art therapy

Activity on Feb. 22

  • Black History Month Celebration Assembly on Feb. 22 at 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Kenwood Elementary
Assembly program to include the Kenwood Choir and Storyteller, Kvn Tajzea.
Kindergarten - 2nd grade Storytelling Assembly: 8:40 a.m.
Family reception with coffee and donuts: 9:10 a.m.
3rd - 5th grade Storytelling Assembly: 9:40 a.m.

South Side Elementary
Activities include class visits, meeting staff, lunch, photo booth art project and a drum circle.
Kindergarten & 1st Grade: 11:50-12:25
4th & 5th Grade: 12:10-12:45
2nd & 3rd Grade: 12:30-1:05

Stratton Academy of the Arts
Parent Activities in February

  • NAAPID Parent Luncheon (2.11.19)
  • Classroom Door and Hallway Decorating Contest (2.11.19)
  • Black History Arts Assembly (on 2.28.19)
  • Celebration of Black Culture integrated into curriculum throughout February

Edison Middle School
Parent Lunch & Student Showcase

  • 12:00 - Lunch, Library
  • 1:30 - Student Showcase + poster contest winners announced, Auditorium

Franklin STEAM Academy
Student Talent Show

  • 1:30 - 2:50 p.m. Celebrating Black History Through the Fine Arts: Schoolwide Talent Show, Gymnasium

Jefferson Middle School
Parent Lunch & Activities
Activities include:

  • Art Department poster contest displayed in the main hallway. Visitors can vote on the top 3 best posters; winners will be announced during the talent show.
  • Talent show to showcase students and staff singing, dancing, jazz band, choir, dance, step team, piano, impressions, beatboxing and rapping.
  • Luncheon for parents with food and presentation on interpreting MAP testing scores.
  • Parent/student scavenger hunt

Centennial High School
Black Writers Read-In
On February 8 during 5th-8th periods, Centennial will hold the annual Black Writers Read-In, an annual celebration of culture to discuss and showcase experiences as people of color.

Parent/Student Assembly & Lunch
On February 11, an assembly begins at 10 a.m. featuring performances by:

  • Centennial Treble and Expressions Choir
  • Student readings from Centennial’s Black Writers Read-In
  • Centennial Black Culture Club Steppers
  • Centennial Dance Team
  • Keynote Speaker: Mrs. Tanisha King-Taylor

Central High School
Parent/Student Breakfast & Black History Program
Breakfast begins at 8:20 a.m. in the Lower Library featuring an update on Central building renovations, student reflections, guest speaker Alissia Young and closing remarks by Jabali Maatuka. The Black History Program begins at 9:40 a.m. in Decker Theatre.

Novak Academy
Parent Lunch & Activities
Lunch will be held during 5th and 6th periods (11:30-12:53). The following activities will be held during 7th hour (12:56-1:28): Black Literature and Poetry Read-In, Dream Board: Social Justice, Table Talk: Race and Public Education.