Dear Woodside Families,
Please join the Woodside School District as we commemorate and acknowledge the amazing Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Jewish American members of our community and celebrate the richness of their heritage and the importance of their contributions in shaping American history.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of Asians, Pacific Islanders in the United States. Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, and Easter Island).
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a commemoration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian American and Pacific Islander people in the United States. Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an excellent time to explore the rich history and culture of people who are AAPI as well as understanding the bias and discrimination faced by them. Asian American Pacific Islander history is American history and should be celebrated as such.
Jewish American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month is a celebration and recognition of the remarkable contributions, historical significance, and cultural values that are woven into the fabrics of American history.
Each year, this national observance sheds light on the ways in which Jewish American history deserves our mutual mindfulness, pride, and acknowledgment. It is also a time of listening, learning, and understanding the bias and discrimination faced by them.
Reading is an excellent way to learn more about people, cultures, and heritages from around the world and within our community. Woodside School District would like to lend support in exploring resources for adults and children to learn and think about the history and lives of the AAPI and Jewish American members and encourage you to share resources with each other. Please find multi-grade level literature and resources below:
If you have any questions, please reach out to Dr. Marta Batlle, Student Services Director or Melissa Bowdoin, Lower School Principal or Jenn Pedersen, Upper School Principal.