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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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DEI Vision and Mission

To promote, advocate and support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), culturally and linguistically, in a secular way, shining the spotlight on performing/fine arts, literature, cuisines, etc. of various cultures. Read about the efforts currently underway, how you can get involved, share family recipes, and more.


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is very excited to WELCOME everyone in our school community.

-----> 845 students and their families (approx.) 

-----> 99 teachers, administration/staff (approx.) 

-----> 25+ spoken languages are represented including – Arabic, Bulgarian, Cebuano, Chinese, Dari, English, French, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Other - African, Other - Asian, Other - Indian, Persian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Visaya. 


Student and family participation is essential to make this fun, engaging and educational. It is understandable the school year gets busy and is packed with many priorities; hence all activities are being designed with flexibility to fit schedules. 

DEI Committee Chair: Racquel Anderson

Diversity Calendar highlights by month

September 15th to October 15th – National Hispanic Heritage Month

October - Global Diversity Awareness month
November – Native American Heritage month
December – Celebrations around the world
January – DEI in STEM (along with STEAMapalooza)
February - Black History month
March - Women’s History month and International Night
April – DEI in arts/literature
May - Asian Pacific-American Heritage month/Jewish American

Read the Monthly DEI Newsletters

See the Monthly Bulletin Boards

See the panel exhibits from KSU's Museum of History (schedule of exhibits for this school year below). 

Recipes from around the world 2021-2022 Simpson Cookbook (click to download)

 Ways to get involved

  • Set up the DEI bulletin board at school to highlight a theme each month (volunteer found). 
  • Add more recipes to last year's book (collect via a Google form - there is one from previous years, send reminders through the communications team, use Canva or similar to put a book together at the end of the year, share electronically on the PTSA newsletter). 
  • Coordinate set up of monthly panel style exhibits on loan from KSU Museum of History (volunteer found)
  • DEI write-up for monthly PTSA newsletter (volunteer found) 
  • New this year - PTSA is hosting Intl Night for the first time. It will be a bigger time commitment and there are several things that need to be coordinated (committee has been formed).

For more information or to volunteer, contact dei@simpsonptsa.org