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  • Parents and teachers took part in a simulation March 19, experiencing what it feels like to have dyslexia.

    Experiencing Dyslexia: A Live Simulation

    EB Student Support Team
    Neurodiversity Celebration Week serves as a platform to acknowledge and celebrate the unique strengths and challenges of individuals with neurodivergence. One condition that often faces misunderstanding is dyslexia.
     
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  • Talking About Neurodiversity With Your Neurotypical Child

    Elodie Resurreccion, French Program Coordinator | Coordinatrice des Programmes Français
    How can we help children become allies? Navigating conversations about neurodiversity with young children can be both challenging and rewarding. As we continue to foster an inclusive environment at EB, we understand the importance of addressing these topics at home as well.
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  • Neurodivergent Brains & Communication Styles

    Christine Greer, Middle School Dean
    Everyone has their own unique brain and personality, with distinct interests opinions, and communication styles. As part of Middle School advisory for Neurodiversity Week, students learned how awareness of individual communication styles is key to building strong relationships & better interactions with peers.
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  • Défi Maths / Math Challenge 2024: G3 & G4 Use Teamwork to Go for the Gold

    Elodie Resurreccion, French Program Coordinator | Coordinatrice des Programmes Français
    In January, third and fourth graders collaborated in teams to tackle a series of mathematical and logic puzzles inspired by the theme of the Olympics, in celebration of the upcoming games in Paris this summer. This yearly event is known as Défi Maths, or Math Challenge. EB was one of many schools that participated. Our students joined numerous bilingual schools within our AEFE network in this activity. All schools participating worked on the same set of problems in French, with the common goal of collaborating to find solutions within one hour.
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  • International Women's Day is March 8

    Recognizing The Achievements of Women, Near & Far

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    March is Women's History Month and March 8 is International Women's Day! Today, these commemorations are part of the larger movement advocating for gender equality. It serves as a reminder of the progress that has been made, the challenges that still exist, and the work that remains to be done to break down stereotypes and challenge gender biases.
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  • EB Students Envision Possibility: TEDxYouth@EB 2024

    Sue Campbell, Middle School English Teacher & TEDxYouth@EB Director
    On January 25, a packed in-person audience (as well as livestream viewers from around the world) attended our ninth TEDxYouth@EB event: Possibility. Eleven youth and two adult speakers shared their talks on a live sound stage.
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  • Photo by TheLionHasSeen

    Francophone Spotlight: Louisiana

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    Louisiana is a unique and culturally rich state located in the southern United States. Louisiana has a strong historical connection with France, dating back to the colonial era. Still today, Louisiana has a strong French cultural influence, particularly in New Orleans. 
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  • Black History Month At EB

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    February is Black History Month in the United States, Canada and in the United Kingdom. It's a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements, contributions, and history of Black individuals and communities. During this month at EB, students will benefit from different activities, discussions, and visitors to provide meaningful and engaging experiences related to Black and Brown history, culture, and impact. Find resources we’ll be using, and you can too, throughout Black History Month in February, and beyond!
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  • The Many Faces Of Lunar New Year

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    Lunar New Year is a traditional festival celebrated in many East Asian countries and communities. The date of the Lunar New Year is determined by the lunar calendar, and it usually falls between January 21 and February 20. This year Lunar New Year falls on February 10th (a Saturday), so EB students will celebrate on Friday with activities like receiving red envelopes, storytime, arts and crafts and tasting yummy treats. After-school, EB Parent's Association and the Families of Color Affinity Group will be hosting a very special Lunar New Year Celebration!
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  • A rainbow of tulips in Provence, France © MarinaVN/Shutterstock

    Francophone Spotlight: France

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    Bonne Année ! Welcome back to our Francophone Spotlight segment. We took a short break, but now we’re back to travel together around the world as we learn more about the immensely diverse Francophone diaspora. To kick-off this year’s series, we’re heading to France! From the snowy Alps mountains to the glistening blue Mediterranean Sea in the Côte d'Azur;  from the breathtaking lavender fields of Provence to the endlessly vibrant capital city of Paris, France has it all. Continue reading to find out more about the country that so many within our EB community call home. 
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  • Celebrating Native American Heritage At EB

    Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    Native American Heritage Month, observed in the United States during the month of November, is a time to celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native American and Indigenous peoples. This commemorative month serves as an opportunity for education, reflection, and raising awareness about the significant role Indigenous communities have played and continue to play in American society. Read more about Native American Heritage in California, and our Diverse Reads author spotlights on Native American authors, Christine Day and Monique Gray Smith.
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  • EB would like to wish our Hindu, Jain and community a very joyful Diwali!

    Diwali, "Festival of Lights"

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most important and widely celebrated festivals in India and other South Asian countries and by Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities around the world. It is a festival that typically lasts five days and is known as the "Festival of Lights." EB would like to wish our Hindu, Jain and community a very joyful Diwali!
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  • FRENCH LEARNING SPECIALIST and SST COORDINATOR: Bénédicte Cambon

    Meet The 2023 EB Student Support Team!

    Led by veteran educator, Bénédicte Cambon, The Student Support Team (SST) plays a unique and important role in nurturing students' academic and emotional growth during their time here at EB. With individual expertise in special education, counseling, language development, and personalized support, the availability of this team ensures that every student receives the guidance and assistance they need to excel, thrive and truly belong in the world.

    Learn more about each of their individual backgrounds and roles they have on the SST.
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  • November 2 is the Day of the Dead

    Día de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    "Día de los Muertos," also known as the "Day of the Dead," is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd each year. It is a vibrant and colorful celebration that honors deceased loved ones and is a fusion of indigenous Aztec beliefs and Catholicism. The holiday is most closely associated with Mexico but is also observed in other Latin American countries and by Mexican communities around the world.
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  • A Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

    Chrissy Greer, Middle School Dean and Social Studies Teacher
    Google Classroom is a resource that allows teachers to streamline communication with parents and students (G5 & up) in a paperless way. Teachers are able to easily assign work and share resources, and students can just as simply complete and return assigned work. Google Classroom is your one-stop-shop for all homework, classwork, and due dates! Middle School Dean and Social Studies Teacher, Christine Greer, offers this primer.
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  • Celebrate LGBTQIA+ history!

    October is LGBTQIA+ History Month!

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    All through October we are celebrating the many LGBTQIA+ heroes who have positively impacted our world! Read more about these notable figures, and find out about this month's Diverse Reads recommendations, available in English and French, at our campus libraries.
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  • French Physicists: A Tradition of Innovation

    From the contributions of innovators like Marie Curie to the cutting-edge discoveries of contemporary scientists like Anne L’Huillier and Pierre Agostini who just won the Nobel Prize for their work with short pulses of light called “attoseconds”,  France's impact on the realm of modern physics is significant. One of the specific benefits of EB’s unique French-American immersion program, is a deeper understanding of the culture and pedagogical tradition which produced those innovations.  Read more about these contributions, as well as the “Année de la Physique” or “Year of Physics.”
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  • Happy Indigenous People's Day!

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    Today, we celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, contributions, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in North America and around the world. It is a day of recognition and understanding of the challenges they have faced and continue to face, as well as a time to reflect on the importance of acknowledging their past and present contributions to society. Find out more about the Bay Area's Ohlone people and check out a special Diverse Reads recommendation called PowWow Day, found in the Lower School library.
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  • Fall Finds In The Garden

    Florence Joliff, EB Garden Specialist
    Students made the most of their Garden time during September, even as bouts of bad weather and air quality kept them inside. Indoors, the children were introduced to the fascinating science of seeds and what incredible diversity exists among them. Later, when fresh air and sun returned, the kids were back outside, treated to a first pick of their very own school-grown tomatoes, served up as a delicious treat with basil, honey and olive oil.
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  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Carla Maia, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) Coordinator
    National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15th to October 15th and celebrates the achievements and influences of Hispanic and Latino individuals and communities in various fields such as art, literature, music, science, politics, and more. Find out more about this commemoration's history, as well as related book selections which can be found in the EB Library.
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