School Life

Diversity and Inclusion

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Digital Learning Days Activities

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  • Belong

    Think about what it means to belong. Post images on Instagram and use #CCESBelonging or #CCESVoicesAtTheTable.  
  • Play a Game

    Play the Name Game! Talk about the meaning of your family name and where it originated. You can even create a family symbol!

    SUPPLIES - Index cards or slips of paper and markers or chalk and the driveway 
    SPACE SET-UP - Sitting in a circle is preferred, but do what works for you.
    INSTRUCTIONS - Have everyone write their FULL names. Ask: What does your name mean to you? Offer time to explore how each person connects to the name. Share with your children how you chose their names. Tell a story that connects them to the origins. You may want to add to this: nicknames, grandparents’ names, names they may choose for themselves.
  • Watch a Movie

    Watch the movie Wonder or Spiderman into the Spider Verse and have a conversation after you finish the movie. 
  • Read a book

    Check out The Great Big Book of Families, or make your own book! 
  • Listen to some music

    Listen to The Weight, and dance! 
  • Virtual Book Club

    Parents are invited to our #VoicesAtTheTable Parent Virtual Book Club starting with the book, Whistling Vivaldi by Claude M. Steele. If you are interested in joining us, please click here to sign up, and we will plan a common meeting time. 
     

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Christ Church Episcopal School is dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity through our belief that every person possesses infinite value as a beloved child of God, and we will come to understand this better through purposeful communication and intentional relationships. Our Episcopal roots challenge us to demonstrate and proclaim “the unique worth and beauty of all human beings as creations of a loving and empowering God”. 

Diversity in our community is essential to the overall success of the young people we serve. Diversity is at the heart of our presence in the local and global village. Within a diverse and inclusive community that offers “radical welcome” for all people, we are best equipped to develop the skills necessary to be actively engaged with one another, to thrive in an interconnected world, to understand the perspective of others, to recognize and address biases, and to foster equity for all. 

At CCES we are committing to raising awareness of the strengths in differences by engaging in healthy conversations and experiences that will prepare our young people to move through the stages of life with a more comprehensive understanding of what it means to be people whose actions reflect what God desires to see in this world - that we love one another. 
 
From Strategic Goal #1 - At CCES “we embody our unique Episcopal identity best by promoting a culture of kindness and respect where all people from all backgrounds and religions are accepted and valued”.

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NPR: Code Switch


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Christ Church Episcopal School (“CCES”) admits students of any sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CCES. CCES does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, financial aid or other programs, or athletic or other school-administered programs and activities.