Champaign Unit 4 School District to celebrate NAAPID on February 10

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 11:31am

In honor of National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID) on Monday, February 10, 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 10, 2020 (unless other date specified).

CECC
*Please RSVP by Feb. 5. Free MTD tokens are available if needed, call 351-3881 to RSVP and for tokens 

  • AM Pre K parents are invited for a dessert bar and activities in the gym from 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • If you plan to attend, please make plans to get your child from class at 11:15 a.m.
  • PM Pre K parents are invited for a dessert bar and activities in the gym from 12-12:45 p.m.
    • *If you plan to attend, please make plans to bring your child with you and stay with him/her until the bell rings at 12:50 p.m.
  • All students will receive a copy of the book, I Got The Rhythm

Barkstall

  • All school assembly with guest speakers and presentations
    • K-2 is 9:30-10 a.m.
    • 3-5 is 10:30-11 a.m.
  • Guest readers in the classrooms
  • Eat lunch with you student and hear students recite poetry/speeches they wrote on the topic: What does Black History Month mean to me.
    • Kindergarten: 11:20-11:35 a.m.
    • 1st Grade: 11:35-11:50 a.m.
    • 2nd Grade: 11:50 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
    • 3rd Grade: 12:05 p.m.-12:20 p.m.
    • 4th Grade: 12:35-12:50 p.m.
    • 5th Grade: 12:20-12:35 p.m.

Booker T. Washington

  • Students are decorating the entryway and lunch room.
  • Dessert table at lunch for guests and students
  • Slide show playing at lunch time
  • Guest readers in classrooms throughout the day

Carrie Busey

  • Come eat lunch with your student (times vary, contact school for more information)
  • School-wide door decorating contest recognizing African American role models and their accomplishments, including: students, parents, those in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois and across the nation.
  • The Super Hero Club is making a video of the decorated doors in the school.

Dr. Howard

  • All parents and family members are welcome to visit their student's classroom. Each classrom has planned specific activities related to Black History Month or the Civil Rights Movement. Check the schedule to see what your child's class is up to!
  • Parents and Family members are also welcome to eat lunch with your child. Students with guests will eat in their classrooms.

Garden Hills Academy

  • 8-9 a.m. Muffins with your family
  • 9:10-10:40 a.m. NAACP Volunteers reading to classes
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Join your student for lunch and recess
  • 5-6:30 p.m. We Still Rise: A Night of Celebration

International Prep Academy

  • Join your student for breakfast in the classroom
  • Parents are invited to observe the classroom in the morning, which will highlight the book, Sulwe
  • Assembly featuring the IPA choir, the short movie "Hair Love" with follow up teachings and a spoken work performance.
    • Grades 2nd-5th will have the assembly from 8:15-9 a.m.
    • Grades K-1 will have the assembly from 9:15-10 a.m.

Robeson

  • 7:30 a.m. - Continental breakfast and token of appreciation for visitors at main entrance.
  • 7:50 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. - Guests can visit classrooms throughout the day to observe projects and activities related to Black History Month.
  • 7:50 a.m. - 2:05 p.m. - The local NAACP members will be in Robeson classrooms volunteering to read for their NAACP Education Committee NAAPID Day reading event.
  • February 13: 6-8 p.m. - Robeson PTA is sponsoring movie night in the gym with popcorn and a screening of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. (Doors open at 5:45 p.m.)

South Side

  • A performance of African drumming from music students
  • An African theme photo booth for families/visitors and students
  • An arts and crafts center
  • A light pizza lunch

Stratton

  • 7:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Smoothies and a light continental breakfast
  • 8-10:30 a.m.  - all K-2nd grade classrooms will have special guest readers visit their classrooms from the Black Men, Boys and Books organization.
  • 10 a.m. - Welcome address for families in the library
  • Student work samples and culturally relevant artifacts from a local museum on display throughout the building.
  • Celebration of Black History Month throughout February. 

Westview

  • Eat lunch with your student (lunch times vary)
  • Individual classroom events
  • 1:20 p.m. - Assembly in the Community Room

Franklin STEAM Academy
Student Talent Show

  • Shadow your student's schedule
  • Eat lunch with your student (8th grade lunch is at 11:10 a.m., 7th grade lunch is at 12:47 p.m. and 6th grade lunch is at 12:04 p.m.)
  • 6-7:30 p.m. - Celebrating Black History Through the Fine Arts: Schoolwide Talent Show, Gymnasium

Jefferson Middle School

  • Cake for parents during lunch periods/visit with your student
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Talent show to showcase students and staff. Acts to include: singing, dancing, jazz band, choir, dance, step team, piano, impressions, beatboxing and rapping.
  • Parent/student scavenger hunt
  • All classrooms open for parents to visit

Centennial High School

  • 5-5:30 p.m. - Dinner in the cafeteria (Please RSVP to Mr. Carter at carterka@u4sd.org for the dinner portion).
  • 6 p.m. - The Centennial Black Culture Club and the Black Teachers Alliance CU are hosting a screening of  Pushout.: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, a documentary film by Monique W. Morris (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) Please sign up here.
  • A town hall discussion will follow the screening featuring Dr. Venus Evans-Winters.

Central High School 
Black History Program

*Please RSVP by Feb. 7 to Michelle Shmikler at 351-3915 or shmiklmi@u4sd.org. This will help with planning for food and program seating

  • 7:45 a.m. - Buffet breakfast in library (2nd floor)
  • 8:15 a.m. - Song: Lift Every Voice & Sing 
  • 8:20 a.m. Welcome/renovation update
  • 8:25 a.m. - Walking tour of the building and door voting
  • 8:50 a.m. Black History Month Program: "A Day in the Life" (Decker Theater)
  • 9:55 a.m. Student Reflections
  • 10 a.m. Introduction of Guest Speaker, Yolanda O'Connor - Career Services Placement Liasion with Operation Hope