We have lots to celebrate – and learn about – this month!
November marks the launch of National Native American Heritage Month, National Family Literacy Month, Veterans Day, American Education Week and Thanksgiving. Join us in celebrating! Email social media submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or post on your social media, and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (and use our #proud2bHPS hashtag).
National Native American Heritage Month – Please join us in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans whose ancestors have inhabited the land for 10,000 years. We will be sharing educational resources on our social accounts throughout the month. Check out some of these general resources as well:
- PBS Specials on Native American Heritage. This site celebrates the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories, and resources from Public Television.
- WGBH: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Celebrate the rich and diverse cultures and invaluable contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native people by viewing this special collection of films and programs.
- The Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness lists ways to be supportive (and not appropriative) of Native People.
- Native Traditions in Boston. Learn about the more than 6,000 Native Americans who call Greater Boston home. (From the Pluralism project at Harvard University).
- United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. (USET) is a non-profit, inter-Tribal organization representing 33 federally recognized Tribal Nations. Its robust website contains a wealth of resources to help promote Indian Country’s continued growth, development, and prosperity as Tribal Nations.
- The National Indian Health Board is a not for profit, charitable organization serving all federally recognized Tribal governments for the purpose of ensuring that the federal government upholds its trust responsibilities to provide health care to the Tribes. This site includes a new COVID -19 Tribal Resource Center.
National Family Literacy Month – Follow our social media accounts for fun activities that will engage you and your family in literacy, including some great read-alouds from some of our very own HPS staff. Visit our National Family Literacy Month web page to see all of these resources. We’re also asking families to share the title of their favorite book that they like to read together as a family with us. We will share these resources with our HPS community to help inspire all families to read together.
Veterans Day – Help us honor our Veterans this year on November 11th. Write a thank you card to a veteran for their service, and email it to us to share on social. Also, please be sure to tune into our social media pages as we will be honoring the veterans within our HPS community for their contributions to our country.
American Education Week – Celebrate American Education with us from November 11-16. If you are an HPS family, we invite you to write a card or letter expressing what you appreciate most about your educator or school and share it with us. If you are HPS staff, share with us what you are most proud of in your school or classroom. This is a great opportunity to reflect on how important the role education plays in our lives. And what better time to engage in gratitude than right before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving – Who or what are you thankful for at HPS? Share with us and we’ll post on social to spread the feeling of gratitude throughout this holiday recess.
Don’t forget to email your social media celebration submissions to email@example.com. Or post on your social media, and tag us on: