Social Justice Equity & Inclusion Book Drive

On Wednesday, February 3rd, 30+ families gathered on Zoom to attend an event hosted by the Multicultural Parents Association (MPA) of Springfield Township (Montgomery County, PA), where K-5th grade children were presenting recreations of inventions by Black Americans. This event, STEM Night, was one of several events hosted by the parents group for Black History month. Approximately five minutes into the Zoom, the event was zoom bombed, and racial epithets, sexual imagery and profane language were on display for all participants. The children were visibly upset, scared, and disappointed that the event had to be abruptly cancelled.

This event was one of several other reported virtual events across the country during Black History Month to be victimized by this type of attack. This is the second incident to occur in Springfield Township, where a host group of color held an event that was attacked with racial and sexual violence. The matter has been referred to the police and is under active investigation.

The local superintendent, Dr. MaryJo Yannacone, sent a district wide communication that condemned the behavior and lent full support to students and families.

The community was outraged but turned a negative situation into a positive. The Erdenheim and Enfield Home and School Partnership (EEHSP) partnered with the MPA group to host a fundraiser, from which the proceeds will be used to purchase anti-racist literature to enrich the classrooms and libraries for K-12 students within the School District of Springfield Township. The books will be purchased from Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, a local Black owned bookstore. The early reaction to this fundraiser has been very positive and the MPA is overwhelmed by the community support and hopes this will highlight to the local area how love can outweigh hate.

To donate to this initiative, CLICK HERE!

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EEHSP Donation Campaign

Dear EEHSP Community,

On behalf of the Enfield Erdenheim Home and School Partnership (EEHSP), we hope you are all settling into what has already been a unique and difficult school year! We are only a few months in, and the pandemic and the hybrid/virtual school options are presenting challenges to our elementary school community unlike anything we have ever seen before. We are all learning and adjusting to our new normal, and it has not been easy.

During a typical school year, the EEHSP organizes a long list of events and other initiatives designed to enrich the learning environment and support our children, teachers and school community. Just to name a few, the EEHSP funds and organizes Color Day, Visiting Author and Illustrator, Artist in Residence, grade level Family Fun Nights, 5th Grade Recognition, teacher/classroom projects, Reading Olympics, various assemblies and mini-grants. This past year, EEHSP also made a large donation to fund the playground at the new Enfield Elementary school, which opened in September. While this year may look very different, our goal has not changed. We will continue to still strive to support and improve our school community as much as possible as we are currently reassessing our lineup and starting to plan social distancing events and other activities.

In order to fund our projects for a typical school year, the EEHSP organizes multiple activities including Dine & Donates, Book Fairs, the Spring Carnival, Harlem Wizards, Holiday Craft Fair and more! Normally, these fundraisers are enough to support our projects and we are very grateful to the EEHSP community for participating and supporting these activities each year. However, because many of these activities were cancelled last year, and are certainly on hold for this year as well, we are in a difficult funding situation. We are still planning events! For example, we offered a socially distanced version of our Erdenheim Book Fair this Fall. While still a success, Covid rules and guidelines for the Book Fair limited what we were able to offer, and ultimately left us far short of our fundraising goal.

As we try to move forward, our goal is to accomplish as much as possible now, but more importantly, we need to establish firm financial footing in order to hit the ground running when we finally return to normal activities. Therefore, we are reaching out to the EEHSP community this year with a Direct Donation Campaign. We realize all of us are experiencing hard times, and that asking our community to give more now might be difficult. However, if you are able to give, we ask that you consider a donation to the EEHSP. We are confident that the services we provide are an essential part of the Springfield elementary school community, and we hope that you agree and will help support our cause!

Once again, thank you for your continued support of our schools, our children and our community! We wish you all a prosperous 20/21 academic year!!!

~~EEHSP Board

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!

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Support our Schools When you Shop – Amazon Smile & Box Tops

 

Amazon Smile – When you shop using Amazon.com, sign up for Amazon Smile and they will donate .5% of your purchases to the EEHSP! Now you can use Amazon Smile with your phone on the app!! More info...

OR

Box Tops for Education – Scan your receipts for participating products and earn $ for our schools!

Click on the links above for more information, and thank you for your support!

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Get Involved! Join EEHSP!

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