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Parent Partnership for Diversity & Inclusion

PPDI (Parent Partnership for Diversity and Inclusion) celebrates and recognizes the cultural diversity of Viewpoint School. This parent-led committee hosts parent activities designed to enhance cultural awareness and promote compassion throughout our community.

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PPDI (Parent Partnership for Diversity and Inclusion) celebrates and recognizes the cultural diversity of Viewpoint School. This parent-led committee hosts parent activities designed to enhance cultural awareness and promote compassion throughout our community. PPDI connects and supports parents from all affinity groups to strengthen our shared experiences so we can deepen our understanding of one another. We believe that this process helps weave together the fabrics of diverse communities into a stronger whole.

  • Organize, facilitate and assist with all aspects of parent Affinity Groups
  • Identify and recruit Affinity Group Leaders (AGLs) yearly
  • Create training and brainstorming opportunities for AGLs
  • Support AGLs as they strive to bring fresh ideas, events and perspectives to the greater Viewpoint community
  • Organize, host and facilitate engaging and enlightening community events throughout the year that celebrate the vast diversity of Viewpoint and encourage the sharing of cultures and customs
  • Create PPDI communications plan, including newsletter, website updates, marketing/graphic design, zoom events and videos
  • Work in tandem with Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Life to ensure all AG perspectives are valued, have community-wide visibility and the content is supported and approved by the Viewpoint Senior Admin Team
  • Carefully vet all event ideas to ensure alignment with the greater overall Viewpoint messaging
  • Host monthly gatherings (whether in-person or virtually) to highlight and honor cultures and/or perspectives being honored that month.
  • Meet with guest speakers to clearly communicate specific goals and throughlines for each event
  • Create detailed, written run throughs of each event and host rehearsals and tech run throughs prior to each event to ensure they are efficient and exciting
  • Get yearly budget approved from VSSA
  • Do month budget tracking to stay within our budget for the year
  • As our membership grows, meet with VSSA Leadership to see if budget restructuring is optimal for the next school year
  • Timely process payments for guest speakers and ensure they have been mailed immediately following events
  • Confirm that reimbursements for AGLs are submitted properly and timely
  • Work with Viewpoint PPDI Liaison to secure dates on the master calendar for all events, whether on or off campus
  • Work with Viewpoint PPDI Liaison to have our events included in the weekly mailer
  • Work with VSSA Leaders to have selected events included with Grade Representatives and Room Parents
  • Work with Viewpoint Alumni Coordinator to have selected events shared with Alumni
  • Send invitations to Viewpoint community for events
  • Tack and maintain accurate data on event attendance
  • Meet weekly to organize all of the above

Attend monthly VSSA Meetings & all major VSSA Events

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