PA Meeting – 3/3/23

Thank you to all who joined the March Parent Association Meeting. As Spring approaches, our community prepares for many exciting events on the horizon. Read on to learn about details discussed at the meeting.

The 38th Annual St. John Auction – March 17: We are expecting a great turnout for this year’s Auction. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, do so by March 7.

  • Volunteer and Dessert Auction Sign-Ups: We need additional volunteers to make this event a success, especially food and wine servers. Please consider these volunteer opportunities or provide a dessert for the dessert auction.
  • Raffle Tickets: Remember to sell your raffle tickets. All tickets must be turned in (sold and unsold) by March 17. Students who returned their raffle tickets will get Free Dress on March 17. If you would like additional tickets, please email 
  • Class Art Projects will be on display in the Parish Admin Building beginning March 7, providing a preview prior to the Auction.

Bingo Night – March 31, 7pm: Join us for a night of fun and friendly competition at Bingo Night in Egan Hall. Tickets are $35 and will first be available through the online auction portal beginning March 13. Space is limited so buy your tickets early! And, please consider volunteering to support this event.

Decade Dance – April 22: Mark your calendars for the All School All Family Decade Dance in celebration of 100 years at St. John. We are currently forming a planning subcommittee. If you have ideas about how to make this event rock and want to join in the planning, email Sara ( or Allan (

Welcome Committee will meet on March 21, 6:30pm in the Parish Admin Building. We are still looking for buddy families, especially from K-2 families. Sign up here.

Fundraising Administrator: St. John seeks to fill the role of Fundraising Administrator (currently held by Andrea Marquez). The part-time position provides major fundraising support as well as event planning. If you are interested in the position or have questions, please email Andrea at

Accreditation Update: The 18-month evaluation process is complete. The action items created through our self-assessment were validated by our external Evaluation Team. Additionally, some changes were made to action items in the areas of Catholic Identity and our Technology Plan. Following submission of the report to the WCEA accreditation board in April, we will be fully accredited for another six-year term.

Next PA Meeting: Friday, March 31, 2023, 8:30 a.m., Egan Hall. Please note this is a week earlier than normally scheduled due to Good Friday.

PA Meeting – 2/3/23

Spirit Lunch fun

*Classroom Parents: Please feel free to use this information in your communications with parents. Copy and paste or tailor to your classroom’s needs as you see fit.

Catholic Schools Week has been great fun. Sunday’s activities got us off to a wonderful start with two Masses, our Open House, many extra special features to celebrate our Centennial, as well as a visit from Mayor Bruce Harrell. Our vibrant community shined bright this week. Additionally, thanks to everyone who stayed after the PA meeting to decorate for our Spirit Lunch. Egan Hall was looking festively tropical by the time we were done. And the kids loved it.

State of the School and Re-enrollment: As a reminder, returning families must complete the re-enroll process by February 8, 2023. For instructions, look for an email with the subject “Re-Enrollment for Current St. John Students is Open!” The State of the School is required viewing for all St. John School families.

Online Uniform and Spirit Store: Spread the word – our new online uniform and spirit store will remain open for orders any time. Merchandise purchased by the 10th of each month will arrive by the end of that month. Check out the FAQs for more information. We will be adding items regularly so visit the online store often. Please note, uniform items will continue to be available through Dennis Uniform as well.

The 38th Annual St. John Auction: Tickets are currently on sale for the Auction taking place on March 17, 2023. Ticket prices will increase on March 1. PA Reps: Consider helping organize tables at grade levels to create an inclusive spirit.

PA-Sponsored Events

  • Bingo Night – Date TBD: This year’s PA-sponsored auction item will be Bingo Night. Tickets for the bingo event will be available for purchase at the Auction. We will be looking for a few volunteers to support this event. More to come!
  • All School All Family Decades Dance – April 22: Save the date! We can’t wait to see your moves. This event will require many volunteers to make it a success. More details to come.

Next PA Meeting: Friday, March 3, 2023, 8:30 a.m., Egan Hall

Making Egan into a tropical paradise for our Spirit Lunch. Thanks to everyone who helped make this day special for our students and celebrate our St. John Spirit!

PA Meeting – 1/13/23

Sara speaking at our January PA meeting. We look forward to seeing you in person for the remainder of our meetings this year!

*Classroom Parents: Please feel free to use this information in your communications with parents. Copy and paste or tailor to your classroom’s needs as you see fit.

Happy New Year from the Parent Association! It was wonderful to see all your smiling faces at our January meeting. Moving forward, we will continue to meet in person for the remainder of the school year.

PA-Sponsored Events

  • Bingo Night – Date TBD: We are bringing back Bingo Night! This will be the PA auction item, replacing the BBQ VIP table. Tickets for the bingo event will be available for purchase at the Auction. More to come!
  • All School All Family Decades Dance – April 22: Mark your calendars and get ready to move! More details to come but this event is sure to be a blast. We will be looking for volunteers to support this event as we get closer to the date.

St. John Upcoming Events: Assistant Principal Kelley shared information about some important events coming up on the St. John calendar. Details are below.

  • State of the School will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm and in-person in the Church on Thursday, January 26 at 7pm. Attendance is required for all families intending to enroll student(s) in K-8 for the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Catholic Schools Week will be Sunday, January 29 through Friday, February 3 and celebrates Catholic education in the US and around the world.
      • Liturgy and All School Open House – January 29: As part of Catholic Schools Week, we invite you to join us to Celebrate 100 Years of Faith, Academics and Community. Come to Mass and enjoy the special activities celebrating St. John. Details of the event and specific times are available in NewsViews. Please consider volunteering to make this celebration even more memorable!
      • Spirit Day: To close out Catholic Schools Week, we will have a tropical-themed Spirit Lunch including activities and FREE lunch for students. Spirit Day will also feature an assembly and the Student Teacher Basketball Game.  

The 38th Annual St. John Auction will be March 17, 2023. The theme this year is Shake Your Shamrock. Dress code is open. PA Reps: Think about ways to help people feel included in the Auction (e.g., welcoming spirit, table coordination). Important dates include the following:

  • January 27 – Final Procurement Deadline; Final Sponsorship Deadline
  • February 3 – Ticket Sales Go Live
  • March 1 – Price Increase for Ticket Sales

Grade-Level Socials: As a reminder, we encourage PA Reps to organize two grade-level socials during the school year. It sounds like there have been some amazing community building activities going on. These include happy hour at Yonder and Bale Breaker, Ballard Pool parties, pickle ball games, a cookie exchange, park meet ups, and s’mores at Golden Gardens. Click here for a list of ideas for future socials. Keep up the good work, PA Reps!

Hospitality Update: As part of Catholic Schools Week, we will show our appreciation for our teachers and staff on Wednesday, February 1. Students are asked to bring in one flower to show appreciation. Each grade/class should consider identifying someone to help coordinate the vases and bouquets for teachers this morning.

Wellness Committee: The Wellness Committee is new this year and will host its first Try Me Day on Friday, January 20during lunch. This will be a chance for students to try new foods and vote on the foods’ likeability.  

2023-2024 PA Chairs: We are happy to announce our new PA Chairs for next school year – Rachael Groark and Maile Sullivan. Congratulations! Allan and Sara will continue as PA Chairs through the end of this school year.

Next PA Meeting: Friday, February 3, 2023, 8:30 a.m., Egan Hall

PA Meeting – 12/2/22

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make Grand Day a success! Don’t miss other opportunities to see our kids perform at the Christmas concerts this month.

*Classroom Parents: Please feel free to use this information in your communications with parents. Copy and paste or tailor to your classroom’s needs as you see fit.

December is here! Thank you for all you are doing to support events and activities that make our St. John community so vibrant. Recently, we have had many volunteer requests as we return to in-person events, including some last-minute requests. You have jumped in to meet those needs every time. Thank you! Below is a summary of the hours accounted for by our Volunteer SignUpGenius. We know there are hundreds of additional hours devoted to recess duty, volunteering in the classrooms, behind the scenes work on celebrations, events, teacher gifts, weekly class communications, and more. You all are so amazing!

EventVolunteer Hours
Coffee and Donuts24
Back to School BBQ119
Endowment Dinner60
Dia de los Muertos6
Vaccine Clinic37
Lunches of Love10
Grand Day34
Intermediate Christmas Concert10.5
TOTAL300.5 hours!

Campus Safety Informational: Assistant Principal Kelley joined us to share information about St. John’s protocols and systems in place to keep our kids safe while they are at school. Our Admin Team and Safety Committee review our protocols on an ongoing basis to ensure we utilize best practices. All staff receive annual training on safety procedures for a wide variety of events that would impact students. Students also participate in safety-related drills throughout the year. Some safety-related protocols are not shared widely due to their sensitive nature.

Click here for a summary of campus safety information shared at the meeting.

If you are looking for resources to talk to your kids about safety, check out Ms. Shaw’s School Counseling page as well as her monthly newsletters in NewsViews. Also, The Family Handbook contains information relevant to this topic. Have questions about campus safety? Send them to

Christmas Concerts: The Intermediate Students did a wonderful job kicking off our Christmas concerts at the beginning of December. We look forward to seeing our Preschool and Primary students celebrate the season in song as well.

  • December 7 – Preschool Students: Christmas concerts will be performed by the AM class at 10:30a.m. and by the PM class at 2:30p.m.
  • December 15, 6:15p.m. – Primary Students: Grade K, 1, and 2 students’ performance will include a Nativity and singing.

Staff Christmas Gifts: If you are including Scrip in your gifts to Staff this year, the deadline to order is December 10. To place an order, email Maggie at and include a list of the card(s) and denominations requested. Gift cards will be available for pick up at the parish office when ready. A check for payment can be dropped off at the parish office beforehand or when picking up your order.

Scrip will offer the following gift cards this season:

  • Amazon: $10, $25, $100
  • Visa: $25, $50, $100
  • Fred Meyer: $50, $100, $150, $250, $500
  • Safeway: $25, $100
  • Starbucks: $5, $10, $25, $50
  • Target: $10, $25, $50, $100

Catholic Schools Week will be here before we know it! It will take place January 30 – February 3, 2023. On Friday, February 3, the Parent Association will sponsor an event for the kids during lunch. We are looking for two people to lead a subcommittee to make this event a success. Please contact Allan Quiaoit or Sara Dean if you are interested.

Next PA Meeting: Friday, January 13, 2022, 8:30am in Egan Hall – See you in the New Year!

PA Meeting – 11/4/22

Halloween Carnival Whack-a-Mole! Thank you to 8th grade for leading the charge on this amazing event.

*Classroom Parents: Please feel free to use this information in your communications with parents. Copy and paste or tailor to your classroom’s needs as you see fit.

It was so nice to see many of you at our November PA Meeting. It feels wonderful to come together in person and we look forward to many more school gatherings as we close out 2022. As always, St. John’s events calendar is full and there are many opportunities to give of yourself – through gifts of time, effort, or money. Whatever type of giving fits in your life is very much appreciated and help keep our school community vibrant. We acknowledge this looks different for all of us and changes over time.

Vaccination Clinic: Dora Hall, our part-time School Nurse and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, joined us to share about St. John’s first Vaccination Clinic taking place on Tuesday, November 8 during school hours. Over 200 kids are signed up to receive the flu and/or covid vaccines through the Safeway Clinic. Volunteers are needed to help ensure this clinic runs smoothly. Remember to submit your child’s consent form by Monday, November 7.

The Welcome Committee focuses on bringing new families into the St. John community by providing buddy families, summer play dates for primary students, and family social events. The last meeting for this year’s Welcome Committee will be December 8. More details to come. Next year’s Welcome Committee activities will kick off in Spring 2023 and we are looking for a new Chair or Co-Chairs. If you are interested, reach out to Julia Tsurusaki.

Ski Bus: A few spots remain available on this winter’s ski bus. Join us virtually for the Ski Bus Information Night on Monday, November 7 at 8p.m. For more information, contact Amanda O’Rourke.

 St. John Band: We are still looking for a few more students to join the St. John Band. Students in Grades 5-8 who play brass or reed instruments are encouraged to join. If interested, reach out to Bernadette O’Leary ASAP.

Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Wednesday, November 9 (in person) and Thursday, November 10 (virtually). Grades K-2 in-person conferences will be held in your child’s classroom. Grades 3-8 conferences will be held in Egan Hall. As a reminder, school will not be in session November 9-11.

Service Projects: As we near the holidays, it’s a great time for us all to give back to our community through service. The following grade-level service projects are already underway:

  • 4th Grade will partner with Lunches of Love to provide non-perishable meals to our unhoused and vehicle dwelling neighbors.
  • 6th Grade will manage an all-school Food Drive. More details to come.
  • 6th-8th Grade Farm to Table Elective Students will host a Thanksgiving meal serving our neighbors at the Martina Apartments.

Grand Day for students in grades 3, 4, and 5 and their grandparents and special friends will be on November 22. Please RSVP by November 18. Also, look out for opportunities to volunteer at this special event. A Grand Day for students in grades K, 1, and 2 will take place in Spring 2023.

Christmas Concerts: Ms. Villanueva shared a sneak peek of our upcoming student performances to celebrate the holidays. More details to come.

  • December 1, 6:30p.m. – Intermediate Students: Grade 3, 4, and 5 students will participate in a Christmas Caroling Celebration followed by a reception.
  • December 7 – Preschool Students: Christmas concerts will be performed by the AM class at 10:30a.m. and by the PM class at 2:30p.m.
  • December 15, 6:30p.m. – Primary Students: Grade K, 1, and 2 students’ performance will include a Nativity and singing.

The Endowment Event was a great success with 140 people attending to celebrate St. John’s 100 years and honor Michele Thornquist. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible. The new St. John logo was revealed at the event. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look!

The Auction is coming! This year, we will gather on March 17, 2023 to “Shake Your Shamrock” at Fremont Studios. Keep your eyes out for auction communications every Tuesday. Our timeline is pushed up by about a month this year because of the auction occurring earlier in the year. Our first procurement deadline is November 18 – turn in your donation or auction item by this date for a chance to win one free admission to the auction. We are also looking for sponsors!

Grade Level Holiday Giving: It’s time to start thinking about holiday gifting for teachers and staff. If your grade wants to include Scrip, the deadline is December 10. Gift cards for specific denominations from specific retailers are available. Questions? Email

PA Guest Speaker Series: Our next speaker for the PA Guest Speaker Series will be in March 2023 featuring information about kids and technology/screen use. Look for more details to come!

Campus Security: Our meeting concluded with a few parent questions relating to our campus’ security and safety protocols. This is a topic that is always top of mind for our Admin team and continues to be revisited with our children’s safety in mind.

Next PA Meeting: Friday, December 2, 2022

Ms. Chloe Shaw, Second Step

Meeting Recording

Ms. Shaw, St. John School Counselor, joined us to talk about Second Step, our curriculum supporting students’ social-emotional learning and development.

We were honored to have Ms. Shaw join us as our first PA Guest Speaker of the year. She shared about the integration of our Second Step curriculum across all grade levels at St. John. Second Step is used in 30,000 schools, from 7 different countries, with translations in 10 languages. Our teachers and admin team are delighted to bring this research-based social-emotional learning programming to our school. Second Step provides a holistic approach to building supportive, inclusive and equitable communities.  

During our time together, Ms. Shaw shared:

  • The philosophy behind Second Step and how the curriculum is applied school wide
  • How Second Step is created to support K-8 developmental levels, in order to grow with our students
  • How to bridge Second Step between home and school so we can all use common language and practices to support our children’s social-emotional development

PA Meeting – 10/7/22

Meeting recording

Thank you to all who joined our October meeting. Below are the time stamped links for the recording along with notes.

*Classroom Parents: Please feel free to use this information in your communications with parents. Copy and paste or tailor to your classroom’s needs as you see fit.

St. John Commission: Matt Diefenbach, Commission Chair, joined us to share about the School Commission’s work. The School Commission is an advisory board that provides guidance, suggestions, and input to the Admin team. Individuals are appointed to the School Commission with the goal of creating a group with diverse perspectives and experience representing the school, parish, and community. You can see who currently serves on the School Commission on page 6 of the Family Directory. You can contact members of the School Commission if you have information, questions, or concerns you think should be brought to the group’s attention. If you have questions regarding the Commission itself, you can contact Matt at

BBQ Debrief: Thank you to the volunteers and vendors who helped make the Back to School BBQ such a success. What a wonderful way to kick off our 100th year celebration. Over 900 people attended, and we had more than 80 volunteers. We also talked about a few aspects of the BBQ that could be improved for next time.  

The Endowment Dinner: Have you bought your tickets for the Endowment Dinner yet? If not, tickets can be purchased here by October 14th. You won’t want to miss this one. Those attending will be the first to see the new school logo which will be unveiled at the event. Check out this video featuring St. John students and their suggestions and guesses about the new logo.  The Endowment Dinner will celebrate our school’s 100 years as well as honor Michele Thornquist, former Development Director. The event will be on Saturday, October 22nd in Egan Hall and will include a cocktail party and sit-down dinner catered by Ethan Stowell Restaurants. We are looking for volunteers to help make this event a success. If you are unable to attend the event, consider donating directly to the Endowment fund.

Our 10th Annual Jog-a-thon raised over $105,000 with our kids running over 975 miles over three days. Thank you to our volunteers and for everyone who donated. We will celebrate on Thursday October 13th with a free dress day, our first assembly of the year, the Springfree Trampoline drawing, and more. Join us on the blacktop at 2:30p.m. to watch the 5th graders Punish the Principals with water balloons.

PA Guest Speaker Series: Ms. Shaw, our school counselor, will be our first PA Guest Speaker of the year on October 12th at 7:00p.m. She will speak about the integration of our Second Step curriculum across all grade levels at St. John. The event will take place virtually and will be recorded. Zoom details are available here.

PA Roles: Thank you to all of you who are serving in a PA role this year. We know many of you have met as grade level teams, established budgets, and have started scheduling social events. Keep up the good work. If you have questions, please reach out to our PA Co-Chairs, Allan Quiaoit ( and Sara Dean ( Also, check out the new Resources page on the PA website.

Next PA Meeting: Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:30a.m.

PA Meeting – 9/2/22

8:30am, Egan Hall

*Classroom Parents: Please feel free to use this information in your communications with parents. Copy and paste or tailor to your classroom’s needs as you see fit.

Allan and Sara, PA Co-Chairs

Welcome back! The Parent Association met for the first time in person since February 2020 and had record-setting attendance. Our PA Co-Chairs, Allan Quiaoit and Sara Dean, welcomed us back with a big thank you to all parents who have supported St. John during the challenging Covid years. We hope this year will feel closer to pre-Covid times.

PA Roles: We are building out PA teams at each grade level right now and would love your help. There are four PA roles at each grade level with varying commitments. You can see PA role descriptions here and sign up for a role here. With the current state of the pandemic, PA will be returning to many pre-Covid activities with safety in mind.

Back to School BBQ: Join us at the Back to School BBQ Friday, September 9th, 6-9p.m. featuring a performance from School of Rock, activities from Greenwood Scouts and Kong Academy, as well as music from DJ Allan Spins and DJ Robin Burrowes. Try to carpool, bike, or walk to the BBQ. Our neighbors will appreciate it. And don’t forget to sign up to volunteer before, during, or after the event to help make it a success.

Parent Support of St. John: Pablo reminded us of a few ways we can support our kids and our school community – become active in the Parent Association, remain up to date on all school-related information and communications, and volunteer to help events and activities be successful.

Traffic Safety Reminder for Drop Off/Pick Up: Let’s remember to be respectful of the neighborhood when dropping off or picking up our kids. Refer to the Traffic Safety and Driver Etiquette information for more details.

St. John on Social Media: Make sure to follow St. John on Facebook and Instagram for up to date information as well as fun photos. Throughout the year, you can email photos from school activities or events to Jonna Skokan to share with our community.

CYO Sports Update:

  • Soccer: This year we have 430+ kids participating in soccer. We are looking for a volunteer to help with uniform distribution. If interested, contact Jonna Skokan.
  • Cross Country: We are looking for volunteers to ensure practice runs smoothly and safely. If interested, contact James Bozsa.
  • Basketball: Coming soon! We will be looking for coaches and volunteers to help with coordination and communication. If interested, contact Jonna Skokan.

Bump It Up: Our Adult Volleyball Tournament is returning this October! Get a grade-level team of six players together to compete against other grade-level St. John/St. Al’s teams as well as alumni and teacher teams. More information to come. If you have questions, contact Jonna Skokan.

Jog-A-Thon will be September 21st-23rd! Jog-a-thon information packets will be sent home on September 6th and fundraising will begin September 7th through 99Pledges. We will be looking for volunteers so please consider supporting the event in this way.

The Endowment Dinner will be in person on Saturday, October 22nd in Egan Hall and will include a cocktail party and sit-down dinner catered by Ethan Stowell Restaurants.

Greenwood Scouts: If you think your child might enjoy an opportunity to get outdoors, meet new friends, and participate in an activity other than a sport, consider joining the Greenwood Scouts. The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 14th, 6:30-7:30p.m. in Egan Hall. For more information, contact Alan Byars.

Our theme for the year, We walk in the Light of God, is one we can live every day. Consider walking or biking to school!

Next PA Meeting: Friday, October 7, 2022, 8:30 a.m.

PA Meeting – 5/5/22

Thank you to everyone who was able to show up for our last meeting of ’21-’22. Here are some time stamps and notes for you:


Covid update – We’re seeing an uptick in infections in our community right now. Please do what you can to limit the spread.

Construction update – No significant news on this, as permits are forthcoming and negotiations are ongoing.

Art for Ukraine – Veronika told us a little more about how she plans to distribute our kids’ artwork to Ukrainian refugees in Poland. We hope to host one more of these very special opportunities very soon.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day, May 11 – We could use a few more volunteers to help us make this event even more special for our guests. Please consider signing up to help pick up artwork for display, help setting up Egan, and/or hosting on the day of.

School’s Out Grills Out, June 10 – The school is designing a huge BBQ bash for us for the end of the year. Chef Michael and ESR will be cooking, and more details are on the way. The school will definitely need volunteer support to scale this event for what we think will be an immensely popular celebration.

End of Year Gifts – Your grade is invited to send End of Year Gifts to the entire faculty and staff to whatever scale is appropriate for your team. Hospitality Chairs, if you’d like to do this in the form of Scrip, please contact Maggie Lazzeri

Welcoming Committee – Events are happening for new families, including meetups and welcome parties. Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a Buddy Family! If you’d like to join Julia’s team, please contact her

New PA Leadership Roles – We’re expanding our leadership structure to include an Event Lead and Communications Lead! Many of you have talents that would help us make our events even more memorable and ensure that our messaging is inclusive, accurate, and succinct. If you have questions about what these roles would entail, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re starting with these descriptions, but we hope that whoever steps into these roles will help us define them further, to reflect their interests and talents, and so that all roles function cohesively with each other:

Event Lead: 
– Work with PA Co-Chairs to design community focused events. 
– Coordinate with PA Reps to produce events.
– Create event committees as needed.
– Identify volunteer needs for events.
– Participate in monthly meeting with PA Co-Chairs.

Communications Lead:  
– Act as liaison between PA Co-Chairs and Room Parents.
– Support Room Parents in communications with their classes, which may include help in determining cadence and prioritizing content.
– Take meeting minutes for monthly All-PA Team meetings.
– Communicate volunteer needs to PA and Room Parents as needed.
– Submit PA related news and needs to Newsviews as needed.
– Coordinate with Admin team as needed to maintain school aligned verbiage on correspondence.
– Participate in monthly meeting with PA Co-Chairs.

PA Surveys – Please help us craft the vision for next year’s PA by taking this survey before June 10!

100-Year Kick-Off BBQ, September 9 – We’ll be hitting the ground running when we return from Summer Break with a Back to School BBQ, celebrating our school’s 100-Year Anniversary.

End of Year Volunteer Happy Hour – We’re so grateful for you. Please let us thank you in-person with a Wine and Cheese Party in the Courtyard. Date/Time TBD. Thank you!

Jasmine Bradshaw, First Name Basis

Jasmine Bradshaw joined us to talk about The First 3 Steps to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family

Jasmine is a researcher, anti-racist educator, and podcaster who believes that creating a more loving, inclusive, and just society starts within the sacred walls of our homes. Her podcast, First Name Basis, exists to give parents and caregivers the tools they need to raise anti-racist families. Jasmine invites her audience to wrestle with hard questions and use the answers to create the world we want: a world where every single child can be exactly who they are and reach their full potential. She hopes her community makes parents feel empowered and gives them the confidence they need to create lasting change in their sphere of influence.

In this conversation about The First 3 Steps to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family, Jasmine covered:

  • What it means to be “anti-racist”
  • Where the anti-racism journey begins for parents
  • How to talk to your kids about race in developmentally appropriate ways
  • How to give your kids accurate language about race and culture
  • Specific steps you can take as a family in your anti-racist journey 
  • How to engage in uncomfortable conversations abour race with your kids
  • How to reframe Black History Month to center Black excellence

Resources Jasmine shared: