GSA, Project Lit, and More

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Happy Monday JTM community.

Thank you to all who came & picked up new computers and student supplies! If you still need to get these things, please come up to the school between 9-4 pm this Tuesday & Wednesday so your students will have what they need for their classes this semester! If you cannot make it up this week, please email me:!

Now, more than ever, we need to know we are not alone! This is a gentle reminder that we have resources & a few clubs running this semester to help support your student’s sense of belonging even while we are apart!

  • Curbside pick up is up and running. You can check out books from our library or the public library and have them delivered here. Instructions for finding the next right book can be found on our website:
  • Project Lit will begin reading the young reader’s edition of Trevor Noah’s hilarious and moving memoir, Born a Crime in February. Interested? Email me for details: or check out the webpage for our reading schedule!
  • Calling all 7th & 8th Graders: This Wednesday afternoon from 4pm-5pm, Ms. Ford, Ms. Bernstein, Ms. Larsen, and I will host an interest meeting for our district supported chapter of GSA (Gay Straight Alliance). We are a 7th & 8th Grade student-led, teacher-guided community supporting LGBTQ students and allies. We educate, advocate, and celebrate the journey toward radical self-love & hospitality for all! Here is the link: GSA @ JTM
  • Finally, as the pandemic continues and our hearts and minds grow tired, I wanted to place before you again A Middle Schooler’s Guide to Surviving Quarantine. JTM Students, Maya and Kaira Garcia, curated a remarkable resource filled with our school’s talent that is as wise as it is fun! Here is a link to a free copy and thank you so much for the support you brought our community by purchasing the $.99 Amazon copy. That endeavor is still going on and the girls continue to donate proceeds to Hands on Nashville.

As ever and always, reach on out if you need anything!

Yours and yours,

Ms. Dark

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