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Camelot celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month


Roman Sanchez uses his vocal skills to perform a "serenata."

¡Olé! The Camelot Community came together to celebrate our its diversity. Campus parents decorated the cafeteria stage in colorful "papel picado" and a banner, to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

Music teacher, Cristina Kang, put together a PTA program that featured second graders singing a traditional song "De Colores," accompanied by maracas and other latin instruments. Aguas Frescas and mexican cookies and pastries were later enjoyed by both the participants and audience.

Additionally, Every morning on announcements the campus presented a Spanish word of the day, that even included "Leader in Me" vocabulary words. Frida Kahlo inspired art portraits lined throughout hallways. The staff enjoyed a mexican fiesta meal complete with decorations, music and attire. Many students wore tissue paper flowers in their hair to celebrate the month-long occasion!

Yolanda Benavides, school librarian, also enjoyed reading bilingual stories and noticed that many Spanish speakers now feel more comfortable in using their native language with pride when conversing with her. Bringing the celebration to a fun-filled end was a "serenata" done in true Mexican fashion. Camelot student, Roman Sanchez, graced faculty and students with an early morning serenade as students and parents arrived to school. Everyone enjoyed the talent and pride Roman displays in his own Hspanic cultural heritage. Bravo!

Posted on October 21, 2013