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Dr. Galambos closed out Women’s History Month by reflecting on how the women in her life have inspired her. As Women’s History Month comes to an end, be sure to ask the women in your life about their stories!
April 2 is Autism Acceptance Day! In honor of this, feel free to wear red to show your solidarity and join us in celebrating autism this April!
A reminder that Stix begins on Monday, April 3 at 10:35am! Let’s keep this year’s Stix a civil, friendly game. See Clara’s email for more information and the official Stix rules.
We’re excited to announce an opportunity for 9th and 10th graders to attend the Mid-Atlantic Diversity Conference on Saturday, April 22 in Pennsylvania! There are 7 spots per grade and students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Transportation will be provided! We hope you’ll consider taking this amazing opportunity to expand your horizons and network with other students from around the East Coast! Please be on the lookout for an email with more information about this event.
I’m happy to report that Supriya K’s Dear Poet response to Richard Blanco’s poem “Looking for The Gulf Motel” has been selected to receive a response from the poet! Her response will be published later this year.
Music for Change
Music For Change will be held on Wednesday, April 19 after the Choral Showcase. Additionally, we are in need of one more piece for the Empowering Women category, so please feel free to sign up!
Hey everyone! My cousin and I are running a blood drive on Friday, April 14 in Summit. It will be from 12:30 to 6:30 at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (272 Morris Ave. Summit, NJ 07901) which is super close to KPS! Anyone 16 and up can donate, so if you or anyone in your family is interested, the link to register is attached here. We really need more sign ups, so please spread the word! We will also be donating toys to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia if you are interested! Please reach out to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Hey everyone! I wanted to announce that on Saturday, April 22nd, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is hosting a Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) event from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. CFBNJ is an organization that fights food insecurity in New Jersey; last year, CFBNJ distributed over 86 million meals to kids, adults, and seniors all over the state. The GYSD event will include a volunteer shift in the CFBNJ warehouse, where participants will pack food boxes for families and seniors or will sort food donations. There will also be presentations on food insecurity, with a particular focus on how it affects teens and children along with an individual’s health. Additionally, information about planning a service project or food drive and about upcoming events at CFBNJ will be provided. There will also be some group activities for participants to network and get to know each other. You can register for GYSD at this link. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you!