Affinity Group Newsletter

November Edition - 2022


November is Native American Heritage Month! It serves as a time to recognize the contributions and achievements of Native Americans and to educate ourselves about indigenous peoples, their rich culture, traditions, and histories. To learn more about the Native experience in the United States, check out the resources below.

Events this Month

Día De Los Muertos - Latinos Unidos Fundraiser: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10:00-10:40 am, Student Center Patio.

BSU Fundraiser: Thursday, Nov. 3, 11:55-12:30 pm, Student Center Patio. 

South Asian Affinity Group (SAAG) Parent Kick-Off Event: Sunday, Nov. 6, 5:00-7:00 pm, Vohra home.

Asian Affinity Group: Register For Upcoming Events
Come meet new friends and catch up with old friends for a walk and a coffee. Please sign up here. Please contact Min Min Tun, Sandra Tsai, Linzi Lee, or Yenny Widjaja.

Brave Space Parent Meeting #1: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:00-7:30 pm, Library Classroom SH211 (MMR), Stent Hall.

All Student Affinity Group Meeting: Thursday, Nov. 10, 3:15-4:15 pm, Upper School Quad.

JFaM Hanukkah Celebration: Sunday, Dec. 4, 4:00-6:00 pm.

Meet our New Parent Leads!

  • Jewish Families at Menlo: Susan Saal
  • SAAG: Hema Sareen and Kalpana Jain

Vidya Kagan, Hema Sareen and Kalpana Jain planned a wonderful kickoff celebration for Menlo’s South Asian Identifying parents. A huge thank you to Poona and Manjiv Vohra for hosting this event! 

Jewish Student Affinity Group Kickoff Meeting

Friday, October 14, 11:55-12:30 pm.

The Jewish Affinity Group hosted its first weekly lunch meeting in the Redwood Grove. Mr. Blick, Jack, Marco, Jackson, Parker and Ryan welcomed new and returning Jewish-identifying students with Challah, apples, honey and grape juice.

Dia de los Muertos

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10:00-10:30 am.

In honor of Dia de los Muertos, Latinos Unidos sold pan dulce, hot chocolate, and atole before school and during tutorial. Their earnings will be used to fund Latino Unidos/Latinx events.

The Black Student Union Fundraiser

Thursday, Nov. 3, 11:55-12:30 pm.

A Taste of Soul! BSU sold pulled pork, jerk chicken, macaroni and cheese and dessert to raise funds for their upcoming assembly and other spring semester events.