This story was shared by an NPS parent/caregiver.

Image ID: the background of images 1 and 2 is orange (upper one-third) and purple (lower two-thirds), with a large white square with rounded corners overlaying and within that square, this text in purple: “I attended a PTO meeting at one of our district elementary schools where two parents who were native Spanish speakers were in attendance. The conversation in English was moving very quickly and the parents asked for people to slow down as they were having trouble following. There seemed to be an attempt among the rest of the group to slow down, but the conversation quickly sped up again. Those parents never returned to the PTO meetings. I regret that I did not do something in that moment to make the space more open and supportive.”

Image 3 has the same orange/purple split background, with the white text “Story Themes” running up the lower left side and two columns of white boxes (four per column) displaying our eight story themes. Here, the themes Lack of Understanding and Actions & Strategies are emphasized with bright/bold colors.

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