From the Principal’s Desk: Sept 15, 2017

Dear City Garden Families,

Many of us are reeling with the announcement of today’s verdict. We will need the support of our City Garden community to begin to unravel the many emotions that we are feeling right now. We are going to support each other in the City Garden way and that is to listen, lean in, and support. Most importantly, we are going to “do community.”

Community… As our students complete their grammar box work, they learn that the word community is a noun. At City Garden, the word community is a verb. We “do” community here. This word describes what we strive to grow, cultivate, and demonstrate in our City Garden family. It shows up in various ways throughout the learning and living environment here.

Community shows up through staff/school support and sometimes with individual families such as the Weseloh Family offering Cardinals’ tickets through their company, Big Town Tickets.

At City Garden, Doing Community is supporting families who need help paying utilities.

At City Garden, Doing Community is donating Cardinals tickets to our school so that families can attend a local event.

At City Garden, Doing Community is listening to the struggles of families to get through life and finding resources for them.

At City Garden, Doing Community is opening our doors for discussion and holding spaces for all when our nation and community receives devastating news.

At City Garden, Doing Community is staff ensuring our students are safe and preserving some sense of normalcy in light of today’s announcement.

At City Garden, Doing Community is creating Colorbrave to support each other as we deal with racism.

Please join us this evening at Colorbrave. It is timely based on the Stockley decision. It is a space that we will hold so that we can attempt to process and learn more about dismantling racism.

In partnership,

 Dr. Nicole Evans