Diversity in the Elementary School

Campbell Hall is committed to fostering a community that honors the diversity of the human experience. We are devoted to cultivating and sustaining a safe environment that empowers individuals and groups to discover and celebrate their identity. We believe race, ethnicity, religion, culture, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socioeconomic status to be examples of what constitutes diversity in our community. Through personal and corporate innovation, affirmation, and education, we strive to build and support an open and inclusive community dedicated to the principle of respect. Ultimately, we are ever mindful of our call to be decent, loving, and responsible human beings.

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Multicultural Literacy Curriculum

The elementary multicultural literacy curriculum strives to support an inclusive learning environment that is affirming to every student. The curriculum provides foundational cultural competency skills that all students need to live and interact effectively in an increasingly diverse global community. Multicultural literacy is intentionally taught through lessons that are meaningfully embedded within the daily curriculum.

At the elementary level, the curriculum allows for an exploration of self-identity and the relationship between self and other. Through lessons, activities, and projects, students are given opportunities to reflect upon cultural identifiers that shape their identity and that of others.

Students completed a poem based on a poem written by George Ella Lyon entitled, “Where I’m From”. The poems allowed the students to celebrate their differences and share them with their community:

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Click the photo above to view more examples of classroom activities celebrating diversity and inclusion.

Diversity Themed Chapels and Events

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Elementary chapel celebrated Hanukkah with our guest speaker, Ms. Rhonda Milrad, parent of Hannah Yanover. She shared the history of Hanukkah. She also shared the traditional symbols of Hanukkah, including the dreidel and the menorah, demonstrating how they are used to celebrate the holiday.

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The elementary was touched and moved by the Matsiko World Orphan Choir.  

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Chapel celebration of “Dia de los Muertos”. This is a celebration to offer prayers and remember loved ones who have passed away.

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Mrs. Ngo and Mr. R shared a Buddhist ghost story entitled, “Zen Ghosts”, in chapel. The story is written with a Halloween theme, and shares the Buddhist belief of duality.

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Members of the Black Student Union for Girls read The Colors of Us, by Karen Katz, to the elementary students in honor of Black History Month. The story features a little girl who explores and celebrates that people come in different colors through artwork. BSUG member shars her triptych painting to complement the story.

Gospel Concert

The 2016 Gospel Concert boasts 137 students, 32 of which are from elementary. The concert is the capstone event celebrating Black History Month & Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday. It’s a glorious event celebrating the African American struggle, journey and ultimate success through song and rejoicing to the Lord.

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Contact Us

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Tamara Dillon
Elementary Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

dillont@campbellhall.org 
(818) 980-7280 ext. 274 

Elementary Diversity Themed Chapels

Elementary Chapels take place in the Garver Gym from 8:35–9 am. For a full list of events, visit the Diversity & Inclusion calendar  here.

January 12
Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17
Buddhism

January 26
Chinese New Year

February 2
Black History - Mr. Tolbert

February 13
Random Acts of Kindness

February 16
Colonial Immersion Preview

February 22
Black History - BSUG/42

March 2
Gospel Choir Preview

March 8
Staff Appreciation

March 23
Family Voices

April 19
Groundbreaking Women

May 4
Cinco de Mayo