Mrs. Murphy’s Weekly Updates: Here
Happy Mother's Day! My name is Nupur and I am a member of the Overlook Foundation Junior Board, a group of high school juniors from schools across NJ working to raise and distribute grant money for projects within the Overlook Medical Center. This year, we have decided to dedicate our funds to expanding the Frank and Mimi Walsh Maternity Center. The expanded space will feature new cesarean-section suites, birthing suites, and all private postpartum rooms with closer proximity to a renovated NICU, all of which would enhance the birthing and postpartum experience for mothers, babies, and families.
The Junior Board has organized a panel-style discussion as both a fundraising and community educational outreach event centered around the theme of Maternal Healthcare: Supporting Mothers in Our Community. We would love to invite you to Zoom in on Wednesday, May 11 from 7:00-8:30 pm. I hope everyone is enjoying Mother's Day, and this event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate motherhood and reflect on the importance of proper care and support during the life-changing experience of childbirth.
We are having a spirit day this Thursday. The theme is bring anything but a backpack day!!
Art Gallery Event
There will be a musical performance in the Art Gallery on Thursday this week to celebrate the AP Portfolio Exhibition of 2022!
Disability Education Alliance
The Disability Education Alliance is excited to announce that we have officially started an annual Celebrate Neurodiversity Day. This year it will be on Tuesday, May 17th! Wake Forest University describes neurodivergent people as: “... children [who] are born with brains that think, learn and process information differently than others.” Neurodivergent people might be autistic, have ADHD, OCD, or Tourette Syndrome. The purpose of this day is to highlight the challenges and celebrate the triumphs of those in our community who identify as neurodiverse. We will be having a panel with neurodivergent students and teachers to answer your questions about disability and neurodiversity. Be on the lookout for an anonymous question box to prepare for the panel. We also have a meeting tomorrow, where we will be working on preparing for the event and some other fun activities. There will be doughnuts!
APICA Night is next Friday so get excited! Check our previous emails or Instagram account to see the flier we made.
We are hosting a mental health walk at 2:30pm on Friday! PE credit will be given for the hour!
Jewish Heritage Month
Liz Khidekel shared a little bit about what being Jewish means to her.