Monday, October 6, 2014

Students at Rosa Park celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Students at Rosa Parks Elementary danced and read poetry in celebration of Mexican Independence Day while learning the historical significance of September 16 from special guests.

Rosa Parks Students from various grade levels performed dances and read poetry in both English and Spanish. These students practiced their dances all summer long with parent volunteers who worked every day to ensure the students knew their dances and would provide their audience an amazing and festive celebration.

After the dances and readings had concluded, representatives from the Mexican Consulate’s office spoke with students about how Mexico earned its independence from Spain in 1810.

Parent volunteers also created an artifact table representing Mexico’s cultural and provided beautiful decorations to create a festive atmosphere.

Superintendent Cindy Marten and Area 6 Superintendent, Fabiola Bagula, were also in attendance.

To learn more about the celebration, contact Rosa Parks Elementary Principal Carolanne Buguey at 619-282-6803.