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    Updated: Black Lives Matter at School Week
    Posted on 01/31/2020
    Whiteboard reading "I can connect our expedition to the Black Lives movement"Update 2/6: 

    Thank you for everyone's participation in Black Lives Matter at School week!  On Thursday and Friday, TC PTA will have a BLM at School interactive photo booth setup in the Commons at morning drop-off and afternoon pickup.  Wear your BLM at School shirt, fill in the sentence "Schools show Black Lives Matter when _____", and take a picture holding your sign.  All photo booth participants can be entered into a Friday afternoon raffle for BLM at School posters and/or a Black Lives Matter yard sign.

    Since we had sold out of so many sizes and the wishlist kept growing, we screened more shirts in youth and adult sizes!   If you haven't got your own BLM at School shirt yet,  drop by the Commons and choose one Thursday or Friday!  You can also email us

    From Principal Doug: 

    Next week is designated as Black Lives Matter week in Seattle Public Schools. This is a join initiative supported by the SPS School Board and Leadership, the Seattle Education Association, the Seattle Council PTSA, and other local and national organizations.

    The Black Lives Matter at School movement stated as a day of action in Seattle during the fall of 2016, when thousands of educators in Seattle came to school wearing shirts that unequivocally stated “Black Lives Matter: We Stand Together”. Over the past several years, this has expanded into a week-long focus on structural racism, black history, anti-racist movements, and a nationally organized week of action.

    At Thornton Creek, we have invested staff meeting/PD time since December in planning for the week ahead. Grade-levels across the school will be reaching out to share more details with families about the learning and activities planned for next week.