Westridge Multicultural Parent Collaborative

The MPC works with the school and the Parent Association to support and advance our multicultural community. We strive to build an inclusive community and to promote a spirit of engagement among parents with shared and varied backgrounds.

Happy Holidays from the MPC!

Hello, Westridge Family. Amidst this week's flurry of projects, tests and assignment wrap-ups, we wanted to extend our best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday break. From Dec. 19 to Jan. 2, the Westridge community will be celebrating such time-honored traditions as: Christmas (Dec. …

Posted by on Wednesday December 14, 2016
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Eid Mubarak to You and Your Family

Muslims around the world, including several in our own Westridge community, will observe Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, on September 12. This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj
Posted by in MPC on Friday September 9, 2016
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MPC All-School Family Movie Night with Special Guest



Friday, May 6, 5:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Join us for this all-school family event hosted by the MPC! This year, we'll be showing ... Akeelah and the Bee (plus, Director Q&A!!!)

  • Starring Keke Palmer, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne
  • With the help of a devoted teacher and the support …
Posted by in MPC Events on Friday April 22, 2016 at 01:44PM
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Save The Date: Parent Voices at Oakwood Secondary School

Come engage in conversations with parents from our sponsoring schools.  Share experiences and engage in dialogue to effectively foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in our school communities.  LEARN best practices.  CREATE new solutions.

Date: Saturday, May 14
Posted by parent parent on Thursday April 14, 2016
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Culture in Bloom -- An MPC Guide to Planning Your Break

 

Spring Break's finally here and it's time to park those backpacks and take a break from the carline grind. Many of you will be celebrating Easter over the break, or continuing your Nowruz (Persian New Year) festivities.

If you're planning a stay-cation between March 25 through April 3…

Posted by on Wednesday March 23, 2016 at 11:35AM
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ICYMI: The MPC Parent Potluck Was a Delicious Success!


Thank you to all who joined us in the Pitcairn Living Room on Feb. 18 for this year's MPC Parent Potluck.

We talked about our favorite nostalgic food memories and feasted on dishes from around the globe: Hawaiian Kalua pork with lau lau (taro leaves); Korean beef and pork dumplings; Jamaican …

Posted by in MPC Events on Friday February 19, 2016
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MPC Parent Potluck

Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30pm
Pitcairn Living Room, Westridge School
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Join us as we break bread (or bao, or bolillos!) at this year's MPC Parent Potluck, for all adults in the Westridge Community. Just bring a sweet or savory dish -- enough to serve 10 -- that you feel represents your …

Posted by parent parent in MPC Events on Friday February 12, 2016
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Observing Black History Month 2016 -- From the Page to the Stage


This year's Black History Month has gotten under way and, so far, we've witnessed everything from a Google Doodle honoring Frederick Douglass to the historic bell-ringing of a 240-year-old church founded by slaves. The NAACP hosted its annual Image Awards ceremony right here in Pasadena, The …

Posted by parent parent on Monday February 8, 2016
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Celebrating the Year of the Monkey


On February 8, many Asian families around the world will celebrate the beginning of a fresh lunar year. The Lunar New Year holiday has been celebrated for thousands of years and it's considered a time to focus on home, family and the year that lies ahead.

For families of Chinese descent, …

Posted by on Thursday February 4, 2016
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ICYMI: Mardi Gras at Westridge!

A Taste of New Orleans in Pasadena ... With the help of local organization LALA (Louisiana to Los Angeles), Westridge got a head start on celebrating Mardi Gras. The group brought their Second Line to Hoffman Gym on Feb. 1, nearly 100 members of the Westridge community joined them and there was …
Posted by parent parent on Thursday February 4, 2016
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