United CA is open to all parents / guardians of CA students. The purpose of United CA is to create a safe space for parents/ guardians, to share diverse life experiences, challenges and opportunities, and collaborate to foster an inclusive and equitable school community.
*February 2022 Update*
What have we been doing in UNITED CA meetings this academic year?
We’ve admitted we’ve been through the wringer, whether as a school, due to the pandemic, or simply experiencing the upheaval life in the U.S. has wrought lately in so many different ways. We have recognized we are UNITED in this, even if we have different perspectives, different outlooks, and different experiences. We all feel the effects of de-humanization of one another, fear, and pain. It’s been a difficult couple of years and yet, our conversations together in UNITED CA seem to have brought some healing.
So, this month in February, on Feb. 10, we will apply a growth mentality and discuss what we’ve learned during this time, what has changed us for the better, and ideas of how to engage with one another going forward.
For the remaining months of our school year, the dates and agendas are:
March 10, 8:15am:
“Together & Different- How do we find Community in Diversity?”
How to be Authentic, Intentional & Respectful
April 14, 8:15am:
May 12, 8:15am:
“Is There Anything Appealing, Wonderful, and Beyond Our Expectations which We Create by Encouraging Diversity and Community Simultaneously?”
All meetings are in the Dining Hall Fireside Room. We hope you’ll join us!
2021-22 Academic Year Information
All meetings: Fireplace Room in the Dining Hall
We may additionally offer a noon or evening gathering at times, on these same dates, if this would be helpful toinvite & engage as many current CA parents as possible. (TBD based upon attendance & feedback).
We want to be responsive to CA parents, while enhancing a sense of community & encouraging conversation with one another.
UNITED is a PACA group which focuses on diversity & community together, simultaneously.
Not one at the expense of the other.
We want to increase our ability to authentically fellowship with one another.
We will work to become more self aware, internally calmer, less polarized, more empathetic & more community focused as we equip ourselves & our children to thrive in a global, multicultural world.
It is not groupthink & we do not have to have the same perspective. That is ok.
It may be messy & complicated. That is ok.
It will be a safe space for one another, where we respect confidentiality.
We will be civil, kind & respectful to each other. We will talk & actually listen to each other! Our goal is to dialogue & strengthen our relationships together, as UNITED CA.
See you on the 2nd Thursday of each month!
If you have any questions, please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.